Any sweet potato fans in the house? If so, you will love my Maple Sweet Potato Casserole! If not… you will still love my Maple Sweet Potato Casserole because there is nothing not to love. Sweet potatoes whipped up with fresh pasture butter, real maple syrup with a hint of vanilla, all sprinkled with a crumbly pecan topping. (This post contains affiliate links. See full disclosure at bottom of page)
My maple Sweet Potato Casserole is the perfect holiday side dish. And so pretty!
Believe it or not this casserole is a cinch to make! You can use ramekins for individual servings or a ceramic baking dish for the whole group.
The topping is chopped pecans, butter and syrup…
…baked to crumbly perfection. You can share with a friend, or eat it all yourself…I won’t judge you.
The Recipe: Maple sweet Potato Casserole
Tips and what you will need: Did you know sweet potatoes are often mislabeled as yams? If you see an orange ‘yam’ on the grocery shelf, it’s really a sweet potato. For more information see link at bottom of post. To make this casserole you will need a stock pot, a mixer, 4 – 12 ounce ramekins or a baking dish and vanilla paste. I buy the quart, it’s a money saver! If you are living gluten free, use your favorite GF flour.
- Sweet Potato Filling:
- 4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
- ⅓ cup butter
- ⅓ cup real maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla paste (extract works to but I always prefer paste)
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- Crust Topping Mixture:
- ¾ cup chopped pecans
- ¼ cup real maple syrup
- ¼ cup melted butter
- ¼ cup flour (gluten free friends, use your favorite GF flour)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Start a large pot of water to boil.
- Peel sweet potatoes and cut into 1"cubes. When water is boiling, carefully add potatoes.
- Boil for 15 minutes or until a fork goes in easily.
- While potatoes boil combine all topping ingredients and stir until well mixed. Set aside.
- When potatoes are soft, strain into a colander.
- Place potatoes in mixing bowl. Add butter, sea salt, maple syrup and vanilla paste.
- Mix well. Spoon into ramekins or baking dish and bake for 30-35 minutes.
- Potatoes should be firm and topping browned.
Friends I hope you love this recipe! If you do, please share on social media or let me know in the comments below. And now as promised….The difference between a yam and sweet potato!
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Vegetarian, gluten free option