This sweet potato casserole is lightly sweetened and topped with an easy pecan-sugar topping. It’s also made a little healthier with dairy free, gluten-free, + refined sugar free options.
Each Thanksgiving, besides the desserts, I look forward to all the side dishes the most. You can keep your turkey, my hubby’s favorite, as long as I have the potatoes, stuffing, veggies, and of course dinner rolls! While I love regular mashed potatoes, I usually reach for sweet potato dish first!
We typically alternate sweet potato dishes each year, going from my kids’ favorite, candied yams, to my favorite, sweet potato casserole! While my kids mostly love the marshmallow topping on candied yams (they basically just eat the topping, leaving the plain yams for the rest of us 🙄) I prefer the crunchy & sweet pecan crumble on casseroles.
It’s such a delicious contrast to the fluffy sweet potato filling too. I love the edges, where the crumble gets super caramelized while baking. So yummy!
The nice thing about this casserole, is that it can be easily adapted to fit dietary restrictions. Use gluten-free flour, unrefined sweeteners, or dairy-free butter/oil if needed. You can even swap the pecans for pumpkin seeds, if you’re nut free.
It’s a delicious and simple side dish to serve at Thanksgiving or for dinner any night of the week! I hope you enjoy it!Print