Sweet Potato Casserole Recipes: Healthy and Delicious

Picture of turkey sides at a thanksgiving meal.

Sweet Potato Casserolethe buttery texture and sweet, yet savory taste, makes this dish a Thanksgiving favorite. The various minerals and vitamins in this beat-carotene spud also make this dish the crown of health benefits, including healthy digestion (hello, infamous thanksgiving indigestion), at any table.

Skip the butter and cream to maximize your benefits of consuming this delicious dish. The following are some health-conscious, but still delicious, options.

Here is a scrumptious recipe that gets its fully-loaded flavor from honey and freshly grated orange zest.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, (3 medium), peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Topping

  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Sound delicious? Click here for the rest of the directions at eatingwell.com.

Heres a less fat, dessert version of this holiday dish thats perfect for fussy children.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds sweet potato, peeled and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows

Cant wait to see your child inhale their vegetable dish? Click here for the directions at allrecipes.com

For another health-conscious version, watch the video below as chef Amy Topei shows you how to make this dish with simple and quick directions.Ingredients 3 lbs (3-4 large organic sweet potatoes)1/2 cup heavy cream1 teaspoon salt (less if you prefer)1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 cup turbinado sugar1/2 cup whole toasted unsalted almondsfreshly ground pepper Cant wait to get a mouthful of this sweet and savory treat? Click here for the written directions (scroll down) at howdini.com. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!Do you have a favorite thanksgiving dish? Share your favoritesand your recipesbelow!
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