SusanV’s Sweet Potato Casserole

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What you’re looking at might be my favorite Thanksgiving side.  I can’t even begin to put into words how much I love this sweet potato casserole.  I found the recipe last year on the Fat Free Vegan Kitchen blog and asked my friend Laurel to bring it to our vegan Thanksgiving.  She was nice enough to make it, and it was so good I couldn’t believe it!  Then Ryan and I made it again for his family’s meal last Christmas.  I think I could have eaten the whole thing.

Now, be aware that this is listed as a dessert option on SusanV’s site.  It’s pretty sweet, but I actually love it with dinner since it’s such a nice contrast to the other flavors on the plate.  The great thing is that it’s not just sweet.  I think a lot of sweet potato dishes overdo it – I’m looking at you, marshmallow-covered-burnt-casserole. But somehow the cinnamon and nutmeg in this, not to mention the amazing pecan topping, all just fit together perfectly and taste like more than just sugar.

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When I made this to photograph it for the blog, I realized I didn’t have enough maple syrup.  I substituted amber agave and it worked out just fine.  I baked the potatoes this time, whereas I microwaved them last year.  I think that I would recommend peeling and then either boiling or microwaving them, because I found that peeling them was a bit difficult after baking, and there were some parts right under the skin that stayed hard and didn’t mash in with the rest.

This casserole is so easy and SO delicious.  Please make it this year, and I promise you won’t be disappointed!

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12 Responses to “SusanV’s Sweet Potato Casserole”

  1. i made these for thanksgiving and christmas last year, they are AMAZING!!!

  2. I’ve been making a non-vegan version of this for years which was eventually easily veganized with rice milk and margarine or soy butter. I peel then boil the sweet taties. And brown sugar is just fine when you’re out of maple syrup!

  3. DAMN, that sounds SO good. I wish I had sweet potatoes on hand.

  4. I’m going to make it this week!

  5. So I made it… and it was amazing! I ended up boiling the potatoes first, then peeling of the skins off by hand with the help of a fork and tongs. They were super hot and burned my fingers a little, but that’s my fault for being too impatient to wait a few minutes. So delicious, I’m going to make this often, who says it’s only for Thanksgiving? ;)

  6. Hey, Foodeater – I’m so glad you liked it! I always end up burning my fingers a bit too because I hate waiting for them to cool.

  7. How do I find the recipe? I would love to make this for Thanksgiving! :)

  8. Hi, Deanna – just click on the word “recipe”. It’s a link to SusanV’s original post that includes the recipe.

  9. thank you for being the reason behind a delicious Dinner. Only because of this site.

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