Recipe

Sweet Potato Casserole

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Recipe Information

Total Time: 60 minutes
Servings: 6

Coconut milk and maple syrup accentuate the natural deliciousness of sweet potatoes in this tasty side dish.

Ingredients

Casserole

  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • salt and pepper to taste

Topping

  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

 

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter or oil a 9 x 13 casserole dish. Peel and chop the sweet potatoes into medium-sized chunks. In a large pot of water, boil the sweet potatoes until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain the sweet potatoes and transfer to a large mixing bowl. Mash the sweet potatoes along with the beaten eggs, 1/2 cup maple syrup, 2 tablespoons melted butter, coconut milk, nutmeg, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Spoon the mashed sweet potato mixture into the baking dish.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the chopped pecans, 2 additional tablespoons melted butter, and 1 tablespoon maple syrup. Sprinkle mixture evenly over the top of the sweet potatoes. Bake for about 40 minutes.

Serving Suggestion

This slightly-sweet version of a family favorite goes well with roasted meats or poultry.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 439, Fat: 16 g, Cholesterol: 91 mg, Sodium: 197 mg, Carbohydrate: 66 g, Dietary Fiber: 7 g, Protein: 6 g