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Makeover Crunchy Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

Makeover Crunchy Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

Scott Jones' family will sure be delighted when they taste this delicious makeover at their next gathering. Scott wrote to us for help lightening this dish. We decreased the fat by half and the cholesterol by 46%, but kept the topping's sweet, nutty crunch. —Taste of Home's Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1-3/4 pounds sweet potatoes (about 3 large), peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/3 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/4 cup egg substitute
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cold butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans


  • 1. Place sweet potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain and place in a food processor. Add the milk, egg substitute, egg, butter and extracts; cover and process until smooth. Pour into a 1-1/2-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and flour. Cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over sweet potato mixture; sprinkle with pecans. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 306 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 114mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.

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lmmanda User ID: 1101093 124648
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2014

"This was really good. I omitted the lemon extract since I didn't have it and increased the vanilla to 2 t. I also added some cinnamon to the topping."

s_pants User ID: 174050 113354
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2012

"I know this is a lightened up recipe, but it really seemed to be missing something. It almost seemed like it was just mashed sweet potatoes with no flavoring and a little bit of pecans on top."

cboyer40 User ID: 1827333 206507
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2011

"Tried this for Thanksgiving and had lots of compliments so I am making it again for Christmas."

keverwann User ID: 1807985 139075
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2011

"Good warm and cold. Used tub margarine instead of the butter; used lemon juice instead of the extract; mashed my sweet potato mixture in my Vitamix. My 14 month old liked it too."

wiscook User ID: 1143528 73080
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2010

"very good. quite tasty."

bluebowtye User ID: 119707 206506
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2010

"I like to make this at Thanksgiving. It's so much better than sweet potatoes from a can. My family really enjoys it."

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