Sweet Potato Casserole

Most holiday sweet potato casserole recipes are loaded with unhealthy ingredients like marshmallows or brown sugar, which can leave us Paleo people feeling left out at a holiday meal. Amaze your guests with this Paleo Sweet Potato Casserole, containing nothing but good-for-you ingredients. You won’t even miss the sugar…the sweet potatoes are sweet enough to stand on their own when combined with a just a hint of maple syrup. This sweet potato casserole recipe is a satisfying Paleo substitute for the popular side dish. For more Paleo casserole recipes and other scrumptious FREE Paleo recipes, visit the PaleoPlan recipe home page.

Sweet Potato Casserole
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Sweet Potato Casserole

Servings 8

Total Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Nutrition Information

calories 392

carbohydrate 49.0g

protein 4.5g

fat 21.5g

saturated fat 8.9g

sodium 367mg

potassium 1349mg

fiber 8.7g

sugar 4.9g


Sweet Potatoes

  • 6 medium sweet potato(es) peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup(s) coconut milk, full fat
  • 2 tablespoon(s) coconut oil melted
  • 1 medium orange(s) juice and zest
  • 1 teaspoon(s) ginger, fresh grated
  • 1 teaspoon(s) cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon(s) sea salt


  • 1 cup(s) pecans
  • 1 teaspoon(s) cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoon(s) maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon(s) coconut oil melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Put the potatoes in a saucepan and over with cold water. Bring to boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook for 10-12 minutes, until tender. Drain.
  3. Transfer potatoes to a large bowl and mash well with a potato masher.
  4. Add the coconut milk, coconut oil, orange juice and zest, ginger, cinnamon, and salt. Mix well, and spread into a casserole dish.
  5. Combine the ingredients for the topping in a bowl until pecans are well coated. Spread them over the potatoes and bake for 15 minutes.
  6. If desired, turn broiler on to high heat and broil until topping is well browned before serving.