Get ready to savor this Vegan Skillet Sweet Potato Casserole – A wholesome masterpiece featuring fluffy mashed sweet potatoes naturally sweetened to perfection, and crowned with a delectable buttery pecan crumble topping. It's a dish that deserves a spot on your Thanksgiving table or any occasion really! This vegan sweet potato casserole recipe seamlessly marries sweet and savory elements, offering a delightful balance of flavor and texture that's both easy to make and utterly irresistible! Gluten-free option.
My love for this Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole knows no bounds. I've always had a soft spot for sweet potatoes, and this casserole recipe takes their natural sweetness and transforms it into something truly extraordinary.
If you are a lover of sweet potato not only is this dish incredibly delicious, but it's also ridiculously easy to make. It's the kind of recipe that effortlessly shines on your holiday table, leaving everyone impressed without you breaking a sweat. If you're looking for more holiday recipes like this one I recommend trying this Southern Maple Sweet Potato Casserole and Best Vegan Sweet Potato Pie next!
Picture this: creamy, lightly spiced, brown sugar-kissed sweet potato mash that marries both sweet and savory flavors, all crowned with a golden, buttery, herb-infused, and delightfully crumbly pecan crust. It's not just a dish; it's a symphony of deliciousness. And the best part? It's incredibly easy to make, making it an ideal addition to your holiday spread.
Thanksgiving is coming up, which means I'm menu planning. If you're on the same page, check out my Best Thanksgiving Menu Recipes + Ideas to get your creativity going! And my Tips + Tricks To Hosting Thanksgiving. While I always have turkey on my table, I also like to include some totally vegan and gluten-free options to make sure everyone has something to enjoy. This vegan sweet potato casserole recipe is a must and trust me, vegans and non-vegans are going to LOVE this. I have tested it out with my family the last few years and it's safe to say it's a HUGE hit.
You can make the components for this casserole ahead of time too, so do yourself a favor and get some prep workout out of the way the day before Thanksgiving so you can spend more time with friends and family!
This skillet casserole recipe is made with fluffy and creamy mashed sweet potatoes with a sweet and crunchy topping. Start by making the mashed sweet potatoes, then make the nutty pecan topping. Put everything together into one skillet, bake, and enjoy a dairy-free and healthy side dish!
Here's what you need to assemble this vegan casserole for the holidays:
After you make the creamy, smooth sweet potato filling, whip up the nutty and crunchy topping. Here's what you need:
Tip: Pecans can burn easily, so keep a close eye on the casserole in the oven. Once you start to see color, they'll keep cooking, so don't be afraid to remove the pan from the oven early.
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When it comes to this Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole, I used two large sweet potatoes which fit nicely in a standard 9x13 baking dish and serves about 8. However, you can definitely make a larger batch by doubling or even tripling the ingredients (including the amount of sweet potatoes) if you're entertaining a larger crowd! You might need to use a casserole dish instead of a skillet in that case!
Starting your day with a serving of sweet potatoes is more than just delicious. These root veggies are also great for your health. Some important health benefits of sweet potatoes include:
Knowing when to add the marshmallows to your sweet potato casserole is super important, especially when you're trying to avoid holes within your casserole from the marshmallows cooking too much and basically "disappearing". Yes, that does happen and has happened to me a few times. Haha.
However, I've learned that you can combat this in two ways: Bake your casserole covered with foil for the first half of the time and then remove it for the remaining time OR you can add half of the marshmallows initially and then in the last 10 minutes or so, tuck the remaining ones in the casserole so that it melted just enough to still be in tact.
I like to add a bit of crunchiness to the top of my sweet potato casserole, which is why I chose to use this simple pecan option as well as the straight-forward filling ingredients. But I wanted to share a few more ideas incase you make this casserole more than once and want to switch things up!
Other topping + ingredient ideas include:
This timeless classic is an ideal choice to grace your Thanksgiving or holiday table. It's a vegan side dish that truly shines when served with:
According to research, it's recommended that you don't leave cooked sweet potatoes out for more than 2 hours as this can promote bacterial growth. Therefore, if you aren't serving your casserole right away, be sure to let it cool and then refrigerate it until ready. You can easily reheat it in the oven when serving for that nice warm scoop.
Absolutely! You can prep and roast the sweet potatoes in advance, let cool completely, and store in an airtight container and refrigerated until the day of. Let it sit at room temp. for a few minutes and assemble per the recipe.
Leftovers can be stored in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days, for optimal freshness. To reheat, simply add the casserole to the preheated oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit and let it warm through. Again, you may need to add additional marshmallows if desired.
Yes! Simply replace the flour in the delicious crumble topping with gluten-free flour. I love Bob's Red Mill GF Flour.
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Vegan Skillet Sweet Potato Casserole.