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Twice Baked Sweet Potato Casserole

Twice baked sweet potato casserole is a delicious, single-serve side dish for your holiday table! You can prep them ahead and reheat before serving. Gluten-free, paleo and vegan options!
Prep Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas, holidays, Thanksgiving
Servings: 8
Calories: 173kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes

Filling

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (honey or brown sugar also work)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Pecan Streusel

  • 2 tablespoons butter (melted; coconut oil also works)
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar (coconut sugar also works)
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour (almond flour also works)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 400°F.
  • Scrub your sweet potato and pat dry with a towel. Prick sweet potato with a fork 10 or so times.
  • Place sweet potato on a baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes- 1h 15 minutes. 
    Test if your sweet potatoes are cooked through by gently squeezing with an oven mitt. If they are tender, they are ready to serve. If they are firm, return to the oven for another 10-15 minutes.
  • Allow sweet potatoes to cool slightly, then slice in half lengthwise.
  • Scoop flesh out from sweet potatoes, leaving 1/4 inch around the edge of the sweet potato skin. Transfer filling to a bowl.
  • Add the maple syrup, yogurt, cinnamon and salt to the bowl and mash together. Gently scoop the filling back into the sweet potato skins.
  • Microwave the butter and mix in the flour, brown sugar and pecans. Sprinkle evenly over the sweet potatoes.
  • Return to the oven for 5-10 minutes, keeping a careful eye that the pecans don't burn. Streusel should be melted and buttery.
  • Enjoy!

To make ahead and store

  • Complete all steps above and allow to cool completely. Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat on a baking sheet at 350°F for 10-20 minutes, until heated through.

Notes

If adding marshmallows, do so during the last 5 minutes of baking.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sweet potato skin (half sweet potato) | Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 138mg | Potassium: 276mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 9315IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 0.7mg