Sweet Potato Casserole ~ Simple and Slightly Healthy

I love recipes that allow you to tweak them to your liking. This recipe is an easy twist on the always served sweet potato casserole. Instead of buying canned yams this Christmas use real sweet potatoes. This dish can be made ahead of time and heated before serving. Adjust this recipe according to how many people you are serving. One large sweet potato equals about two servings.

Simple Sweet Potato Casserole at The Happy Housewife

Sweet Potato Casserole


  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Real Maple Syrup
  • Sugar in the Raw (can be substituted with brown sugar)
  • Pecans (optional)


  1. Cook the sweet potatoes (skins on) in a 350 degree oven until they are soft. Cool. Once the potatoes are cooled, remove the skins. The skins should come off easily using your fingers.
  2. Mash the potatoes in a large bowl. Add maple syrup and sugar to taste.
  3. Spread in a baking dish. Top with pecans. Bake uncovered in a 350 degree oven until heated through.

Courses Side Dish


It is important to eat this dish with a plastic fork, because who wants to do dishes on Christmas?

Don’t forget to stop by  Cooking During Stolen Moments tomorrow for your main dishes and Amy’s Finer Things on Friday for dessert!

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  1. We love sweet potatoes, but I haven’t tried it with maple syrup. I bet it is yummy!

  2. Kristy B. says:

    Hmmm…that recipie sounds awfully familiar…


  3. I bet this is delicious!!

  4. This looks way better than the sweet potatoes we had at our Thanksgiving. My poor father-in-law was so excited to make them with sweet potatoes he’d grown in his garden. But they were awful, and my husband and brother-in-law didn’t hesitate to tell him. Poor guy!

  5. We haven’t had Sweet Potato Casserole in a long time. Sounds yummy! Thanks for hosting!

  6. HA! Great minds once again! I JUST made one almost identical to this last night! Made a run to Walmart yesterday for the pecans and almost got in a fight in the baking aisle! LOL Never made it before but it looks FABULOUS just waiting to go into the oven today. I sub’d honey for the syrup and added brown sugar and cinnamon to the pecan topping. Kids are also requesting the toasted marshmallows, so we’ll probably be adding that as well! LOL 🙂

    Happy Thanksgiving!


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