Sweet Potato Casserole

Spiced Sweet Potato Casserole

Applesauce, spices, and nuts give traditional sweet potato casserole a healthy spin in this Spiced Sweet Potato Casserole recipe that’s easy to make ahead.

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Sweet Potato Casserole
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Spiced Sweet Potato Casserole

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 8
Calories: 506kcal


  • 3 pounds (1.3 kg) sweet potatoes
  • ¼ cup (60 g) butter, dairy-free butter, coconut oil, or ghee
  • cups (355 mL) unsweetened applesauce
  • teaspoons (4 g) ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon (1.8 g) ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon (1 g) ground nutmeg
  • Kosher or fine sea salt , to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper , to taste
  • cups (180 g) chopped pecans, walnuts, almonds, or a combination


  • Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Place the sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and prick each potato in several places with a fork. Bake for about 1 hour or until tender when pierced with a knife.
  • When cool enough to handle, scoop the potato flesh into a food processor fitted with the steel blade. Add the butter, applesauce, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt and pepper, to taste. Puree until smooth. (Depending on the size of your food processor, this may need to be done in batches.) Transfer to a casserole dish. Top with the nuts.
  • Return to the oven for about 15 minutes or until warmed through and the nuts are lightly browned. Serve warm.
  • To make ahead: Prepare the casserole up to the point of topping with the nuts. Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. To reheat, add an extra 10 minutes onto the baking time. Cover with foil if the nuts brown too quickly.


Nutrition Facts
Spiced Sweet Potato Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 506 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Sodium 139mg6%
Potassium 803mg23%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 9g36%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 24154IU483%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 100mg10%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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