Sweet Potato Casserole with Candied Pecans

Sweet Potato Casserole with Candied Pecans #PointsForPresents

Another Healthy Holiday Recipe for you, and this week it’s a side dish. This sweet potato casserole with candied pecans makes the absolute perfect side dish at your Thanksgiving dinner or at your December holiday party.

Sweet Potato Casserole with Candied Pecans

 Do you want to know the best part? It’s lighter than your typical sweet potato casserole and free of refined sugar! You and your guests won’t feel guilty indulging in this sweet side.

Sweet Potato Casserole with Candied Pecans #PointsForPresents

Sweet Potato Casserole with Candied Pecans #PointsForPresents

Sweet Potato Casserole with Candied Pecans #PointsForPresents

Sweet Potato Casserole with Candied Pecans

Prep Time 25 hr Cook Time 20 min Total Time 1:20 Serves 4



  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  2. In a large pot place cubed sweet potatoes and cover with water.
  3. Cover and let boil for 15 minutes until fork-tender.
  4. Drain water, add remaining ingredients (honey/maple, butter, spices), and mash using an immersion blender or a potato masher.
  5. Spread evenly into your lightly sprayed casserole dish.
  6. In a small pan, add 1 cup pecans and heat for 30 seconds over medium heat, add maple syrup or honey and mix to coat all pecans, once boiling, remove from heat, and let cool spread out on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper or your baking liner.
  7. Cover the sweet potato mixture with pecans, add optional sprinkle of cinnamon/coconut palm sugar.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes. Serve warm!

Recipe Notes

  • Taking this dish with you? Pack it in this neat hot and cold carrier.
  • Don't forget your serving utensils!
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