Low-Carb Sweet Potato Casserole

By Nikki Sheriff

You can avoid traditional sweet potato recipes that are closer to dessert than to a side dish. This wonderful recipe will remind you of when you were young, but keep your blood sugars in check.

Low-Carb Sweet Potato Casserole
Ingredients
  • 8 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed

  • 1/3 cup orange juice

  • 1/4 cup half & half

  • 1 egg white

  • 3 TBS coconut oil

  • 2 TBS Splenda brown sugar

  • 1 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon

  • 3/4 tsp nutmeg

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans

  • zest of 1 orange

Directions
  1. Boil the potatoes in salted water until tender.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  3. Grease a medium sized casserole dish and set aside.

  4. When potatoes are done, strain them and pour into a large bowl.

  5. Add the orange juice and half & half and whip with a hand mixer.

  6. Add the egg white, coconut oil and sugar, and beat until well mixed.

  7. Add the vanilla, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg and blend.

  8. Pour into prepared casserole dish and top with pecans and orange zest.

  9. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.

  10. Remove foil and bake an additional 15 minutes.

  11. Remove from oven and serve.

  12. Makes approximately 18 servings of 1/2 cup.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
18
Calories 95
Total Fat 4g
Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 55mg
Carbohydrates 14g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Protein 1g

vegetables side dish

9 replies

unojay
unojay 2014-11-17 20:47:13 -0600 Report

I made this and let tell you it was gooooodddddd
my friends had some and wanted the recipes before they even finished the meal…pass it on lol…jay

Nikki Sheriff
Nikki Sheriff 2013-11-20 13:38:24 -0600 Report

SleeplessinOR, the coconut oil is a healthy substitute for butter, so you could use butter, but, of course the fat counts would go up, or a butter substitute of your choice.

SleeplessinOR
SleeplessinOR 2013-11-19 12:27:15 -0600 Report

Sounds yummy. I am going to have to make this soon but I don't have the coconut oil. What can be used instead of Coconut Oil?