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Sweet Potato Casserole

Try my Sweet Potato Casserole with Candied Pecans – it’s vegan and gluten free, and comes with an amazing filling of apples and almond sauce. Made with just 6 ingredients in 3 easy steps.

Sweet Potato Casserole in the baking dish.

Friends, just in case you don’t have your fall vibes running high by now, I’m sure they will be after you checkout my new Sweet Potato Casserole with Candied Pecans.

Nothing screams more fall than this. It’s the perfect comfort food pick me up on those colder days and so warming thanks to cinnamon and maple syrup.

You know I have a thing for sweet potatoes and love to use them in many of my creations. Who could forget my Sweet Potato Caesar Salad or my Vegan Sweet Potato Soup with Kale. Feel free to browse around for the full experience of more recipes.

This new dish is definitely one that you can serve on Thanksgiving. It compliments as a side dish or is a plain full meal – you can do anything with it.

Most Thanksgiving dishes are not vegan or gluten free so this is a fantastic option and everyone can enjoy this.

Top view on the dish with the Sweet Potato Casserole.

When you make this Sweet Potato Casserole you will recognize a delicious and beautiful smell in your kitchen. So this is not only comfort food, it’s soul food for life.

The warming flavors of cinnamon and maple in combination with the sweet component of the apple and the hearty and comforting taste of the sweet potato.

And not to miss the homemade Almond Sauce- it’s the the perfect creamy component in this dish and goes so well with the other ingredients. Topped with the buttery taste of the candied pecans this takes the dish to the next level.

You see friends, I’m so fully in love with this dish because it has it all.

There is nothing missing what is needed for fall. If you were to describe the feeling of fall, here it is in this casserole.

Closeup view on the Sweet Potato Casserole.

I hope you are all have your fall vibes activated and I’m sure you all will love this Sweet Potato Casserole with Candied Pecans.

It’s warming, fall approved, satisfying, a looking forward to thanksgiving, memorizing, elegant, drool worthy, beautiful and so delicious.

 

Serving of the Sweet Potato Casserole on a small plate.

If you try this for your Thanksgiving table friends, you will be the new show star this year, trust me. I made this recently for some friends and everyone wanted the recipe.

It’s a dish to impress and this turns a big smile on everyone’s face.

So let’s head into the kitchen zone and let’s make this new fall addiction together.

Serving of the Sweet Potato Casserole on a plate with the casserole dish in the background.

Start by first making the mashed sweet potatoes. While the sweet potatoes are being prepared, hop over to a blender or food processor and make the homemade almond sauce from my Pumpkin Cannelloni.

To make the candied pecans just combine pecans, maple syrup, and cinnamon, and whisk together. Finally assembling is an easy game as always: start with 1/2 of the sweet potato mixture, spread almond sauce, apple slices and optional raisins.

Add the rest of the sweet potato mixture and finish with candied pecans. Bake for 15 minutes at 400°F, done.

Sweet Potato Casserole.

Get excited and warm up your senses with my Sweet Potato Casserole with Candied Pecans

Friends as always this is not just food with amazing taste and delicious looks, it’s also full of many benefits for you.

Do you know that pecans are full of fiber, which is really good for your digestion and heart health?

Pecans are also amazing for teeth and bone health, thanks to phosphorus. They are rich in magnesium. These little show stoppers have a lot of anti-inflammatory benefits which is also good for reducing blood pressure.

Curious about more reasons to eat pecans? Then check “Health Benefits Of Pecans – Over 7 Reasons To Enjoy Pecans“.

Collage of two pictures of the Sweet Potato Casserole with recipe title text.

Friends, if you give this a try, I’m excited as always to see a tag on Facebook or Instagram, snap a picture show me all your creations and tell me about your fall vibes.

Happy fall, see you soon, Florian!

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Sweet Potato Casserole

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Try my Sweet Potato Casserole with Candied Pecans – it’s vegan and gluten free, and comes with an amazing filling of apples and almond sauce. Made with just 6 ingredients in 3 easy steps.

Ingredients

  • 1 apple sliced, mixed with 1 Tbs Maple + 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup raisins (optional)
  • Mashed Sweet Potatoes

For the candied pecans

  • 1 cup pecans
  • 2 tbs maple syrup
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Start making the mashed sweet potatoes. While the sweet potatoes are being prepared, hop over to a blender or food processor and make the homemade almond sauce from my Pumpkin Cannelloni.
  2. To make the candied pecans just combine pecans, maple syrup, and cinnamon, and whisk together.
  3. Finally assembling is an easy game as always: start with 1/2 of the sweet potato mixture, spread almond sauce, apple slices and optional raisins. Add the rest of the sweet potato mixture and finish with candied pecans. Bake for 15 minutes at 400°F, done.
Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 0.5 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 314Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 250mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 3gSugar: 12gProtein: 4g
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Jenna Urben

Monday 6th of November 2017

I couldn't even tell you the last time I had an allergy friendly sweet potato casserole! This is perfect for Thanksgiving.

Florian @ContentednessCooking

Monday 6th of November 2017

It's so good! Thanks, Jenna!

brandi doming

Thursday 17th of November 2016

This looks soooo perfect for Thanksgiving Florian! I love sweet potatoes and eat them quite often. Adding the candied pecans on top is just perfection and really adds to the dimension of flavor. I've never seen apples in a sweet potato casserole...that is so cool. I bet this is borderline dessert with all these yummy additions! YUM!

Florian @ContentednessCooking

Friday 18th of November 2016

Definitely my new favorite fall dish, Brandi!