Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Casserole
Delight in the warm and comforting flavors of our classic Sweet Potato Casserole, a beloved side dish that graces many Thanksgiving tables with its sweet and savory charm. This delightful casserole begins with roasted sweet potatoes, which are mashed and combined with a blend of rich ingredients, creating a velvety and sweet base. Topped with a decadent layer of brown sugar and pecans, this dish provides a delightful contrast of textures and a satisfying balance of flavors. Perfect for special occasions or any time you crave a taste of tradition, our Sweet Potato Casserole invites you to savor the essence of seasonal indulgence.
For the Sweet Potatoes:
4 cups mashed sweet potatoes (about 4-5 medium sweet potatoes)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted (or dairy-free margarine for a vegan option)
1/3 cup milk (or dairy-free milk for a vegan option)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
For the Topping:
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted (or dairy-free margarine for a vegan option)
1 cup chopped pecans (optional)
1. Prepare the Sweet Potatoes:
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
Wash the sweet potatoes and pierce them with a fork. Place them on a baking sheet and bake for about 45-60 minutes, or until they are tender when pierced with a fork.
Remove the sweet potatoes from the oven and let them cool slightly.
2. Mash the Sweet Potatoes:
Peel the sweet potatoes and mash them in a large mixing bowl until they are smooth.
3. Prepare the Casserole:
In the same mixing bowl with the mashed sweet potatoes, add granulated sugar, eggs, melted butter, milk, pure vanilla extract, and salt. Mix until all the ingredients are well combined.
4. Transfer to a Baking Dish:
Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish and spread the sweet potato mixture evenly in the dish.
5. Make the Topping:
In a separate mixing bowl, combine brown sugar, gluten-free all-purpose flour, melted butter, and chopped pecans (if using). Mix until you have a crumbly topping.
6. Add the Topping:
Sprinkle the topping mixture evenly over the sweet potato mixture in the baking dish.
Bake in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown and the casserole is heated through.
Allow the sweet potato casserole to cool for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy!
This classic Sweet Potato Casserole is a beloved Thanksgiving side dish that balances the sweetness of the sweet potatoes with a crunchy pecan topping. It's perfect for any holiday gathering.