Vegan Skillet Sweet Potato Casserole

This Vegan Skillet Sweet Potato Casserole is the perfect way to enjoy the Holidays while remaining dairy-free, gluten-free, and naturally sweetened. Such a healthy alternative to a classic dish.

Vegan Skillet Sweet Potato Casserole

T H A N K S G I V I N G is just around the corner and for the past week, I’ve been creating recipes around the clock for ya’ll to be able to incorporate into your Thanksgiving this year.

Most of my dishes are vegan, so all of you who want to enjoy things in a healthier way will enjoy what’s to come—for sure!

Of course, with Thanksgiving comes so much! Prepping, buying foods and entertainment items, remaining organized, actually cooking or baking, and so much more.

That’s why, I’ve decided to create my own Thanksgiving Guide which will help you to master the big day ahead, whether you have a ton of guests or a small crowd.

Just be sure to sign up to my Email List to receive it in the next few days.

Trust me, you won’t want to miss out on this guide, especially if you’re thinking about making healthier dishes this year!

Vegan Skillet Sweet Potato Casserole

OK, so back to this recipe. Sweet Potato Casserole is LITERALLY one of my favorite Thanksgiving dishes of all time.

I recently began making it every year (for the past 2-3 years), however, my Mother-in-law was the original person who blessed our stomachs with this dish.

Her version isn’t Vegan at all, BUT IT’S SO GOOD, Ya’ll.

Vegan Skillet Sweet Potato Casserole

She often adds nice chunks of sweet potato and fills it up generously with raisins, pineapples, fall spices, and of course Marshmallows. I just love the gooeyness of it all.

I remember making these Garlic Herb Dinner Rolls two years ago for Thanksgiving and LOVING them. I believe that these were my first time making homemade dinner rolls and I’ve never looked back since.

When it comes to a great appetizer—-these Kale Spinach Pesto + Tomato Bruschettas are EVERYTHING! I actually made these last year, right before Thanksgiving and they made for the perfect handheld bites for everyone.

Honestly, when it comes to this sweet potato casserole, I’m pretty confident that it will be the real deal. A crowd-pleaser for sure.

Matter of fact, I’ll be rounding up all of my best Thanksgiving recipes (both vegan and non-vegan) next week so that you have a great idea of the options available, since I know that creating a menu for such a big day of gathering can feel overwhelming from time to time.

Vegan Skillet Sweet Potato Casserole

Lover of Sweet Potato?

I’ve Got You Covered with These Delicious Renditions.

When it comes to this Vegan Sweet Potato Pie, it is smooth, velvety, naturally sweetened, full of sweet potato flavor and is housed with a buttery, flaky crust. 

This Vegan Sweet Potato Pasta w/ Kale + Spinach is the perfect way to enjoy a good plate of creamy pasta much like the classic Alfredo version, without the dairy and cheese and of course with the amazing texture of Pappardelle noddles.

These Vegan Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls + Maple Pecan Glaze are something right out of a sweet treat magazine. They are fluffy, soft, thick, sweet, and surely does just melt in your mouth with every bite. 

These Thick + Fluffy Sweet Potato Pancakes are healthy, dairy-free, and are the perfect way to kick-start your day. Whether you want an awesome seasonal flavor or just something sweetly homemade, this recipe makes for a great breakfast or brunch dish in just 25 minutes–total.

You’re sure to LOVE the flavors in these Sweet Potato Berry Breakfast Boats. Packed with velvety roasted insides of the sweet potato, tartness of the blueberries + blackberries, along with the nuttiness of the peanut butter and top things off—a slather of greek yogurt for a touch of sweetness; these breakfast boats are the perfect way to kick start your day, meal prep for the week ahead, or even to enjoy for brunch.

Packed with a velvety roasted inside of mashed sweet potato tossed in shredded sharp cheddar cheese, topped with spinach, fluffy scrambled eggs, and a bold flavor from the brown sugar bacon; these Loaded Spinach, Bacon, Egg, + Cheese Sweet Potato Boats are the perfect way to kick-start your day, meal prep for the week ahead, or even to enjoy for brunch.

Vegan Skillet Sweet Potato Casserole

OK, let’s dig into this recipe, shall we?

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a medium cast iron skillet with vegan butter or coconut oil.

Begin by adding the cooked sweet potatoes (the insides only!) to a Medium bowl along with the maple syrup, vanilla, raisins, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves, sea salt and marshmallows. Gently toss everything together until well combined.

Transfer the mixture a skillet and then make the pecan topping.

For Pecan Topping:

Mix all ingredients in a small bowl until well combined.

Top sweet potato mixture in the skillet with pecan topping until fully covered and bake in the oven (covered with foil) for 10-15 minutes.

Then remove foil covering and bake uncovered for another 10 minutes or so, until marshmallows have melted and pecans are brown and caramelized.

Once done, remove from oven and let cool for 2-3 minutes before serving.

Enjoy it as a side along with your other Thanksgiving dishes.

Bon Appetit!

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Vegan Skillet Sweet Potato Casserole
Vegan Skillet Sweet Potato Casserole

Vegan Skillet Sweet Potato Casserole

Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. sweet potato, cooked (That's about 3 medium ones!; See Notes!)
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup (See Notes!)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 cup vegan marshmallows (I use Dandies Originals)
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Pecan Topping:

  • 1 1/2 cups pecans, chopped + roasted (See Notes!)
  • 2 Tbsps vegan butter, melted (See Notes!)
  • 3 tbsps pure maple syrup (See Notes!)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of sea salt

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a medium cast iron skillet with vegan butter or coconut oil.
  • Begin by adding the cooked sweet potatoes (the insides only!) to a Medium bowl along with the maple syrup, vanilla, raisins, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves, sea salt and marshmallows. Gently toss everything together until well combined.
  • Transfer the mixture a skillet and then make the pecan topping.

For Pecan Topping:

  • Mix all ingredients in a small bowl until well combined.
  • Top sweet potato mixture in the skillet with pecan topping until fully covered and bake in the oven (covered with foil) for 10-15 minutes.
  • Then remove foil covering and bake uncovered for another 10 minutes or so, until marshmallows have melted and pecans are brown and caramelized.
  • Once done, remove from oven and let cool for 2-3 minutes before serving.
  • Enjoy it as a side along with your other Thanksgiving dishes.
  • Bon Appetit!

Tips & Tricks

SWEET POTATOES: Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Rinse sweet potatoes (about 2 medium-sized) and pat dry. Lightly coat potato with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and place in oven, baking for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until tender and juices begin to bubble outside of skin. Remove from oven, let cool for 10-15 minutes and slice in half. Remove sweet potato insides and place in a bowl, mashing it until “pureed”. Continue recipe.
TOASTED PECANS: Add chopped pecans to a baking sheet and toasting them in the oven (400 degrees Fahrenheit) for 5-10 minutes, tossing them halfway to avoid browning on one side.
SWEETENER: If you choose to opt out of pure maple syrup, you can always substitute with Agave as well.
BUTTER: Instead of vegan butter, you can also use coconut oil, if preferred.
STORAGE: Leftovers can be stored in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, for optimal freshness. 
 

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