Sweet Potato Casserole

With a scrumptious, crunchy nut topping, this casserole can be a side dish or even a sweet ending to a holiday meal. We reworked this traditional Southern recipe for the Rx for Recipes column, reducing calories by 42 percent and saturated fat by 60 percent.

Sweet Potato Casserole

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • pounds sweet potatoes (3 medium), peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks

  • 2

    large eggs

  • 1

    tablespoon canoia oil

  • 1

    tablespoon honey

  • ½

    cup 1% milk

  • 2

    teaspoons freshly grated orange zest

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½

    teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • Topping:

  • ½

    cup whole-wheat flour

  • cup packed brown sugar

  • 4

    teaspoons frozen orange juice concentrate

  • 1

    tablespoon canoia oil

  • 1

    tablespoon butter, melted

  • ½

    cup chopped pecans (1¾ ounces)

Directions

Place sweet potatoes in a large saucepan; cover with lightly salted water and bring to a boil. Cover and cook over medium heat until tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain well and return to the pan. Mash with a potato masher. Measure out 3 cups. (Reserve any extra for another use.) Preheat oven to 350°F, Coat an 8-inch-square (or similar 2-quart) baking dish with cooking spray. Whisk eggs, oil and honey in a medium bowl. Add mashed sweet potato and mix well. Stir in milk, orange zest, vanilla and Salt. Spread the mixture in the prepared baking dish. To prepare topping: Mix flour, brown sugar, orange juice concentrate, oil and butter in a small bowl. Blend with a fork or your fingertips until crumbly. Stir in pecans. Sprinkle over the sweet potato mixture. Bake the casserole until heated through and the top is lightly browned, 35 to 45 minutes.


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