Savory Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet potatoes are often drenched in sugar and and sweet spices like cinnamon. This recipe lets the natural sweetness of the sweet potato shine.
I love sweet potatoes and I like to eat baked sweet potatoes just like baked russets, with sour cream and butter.
This simple casserole uses sour cream, salt and pepper to make a savory sweet potato casserole.
I like to top it with toasted almonds, but if you are not a fan of almonds or need a nut-free dish, you can just omit them.
You can roast the sweet potatoes up to 3 days ahead, and you can even mix up the casserole up to three days ahead and bake it just before serving.
- 3 Pounds Sweet Potatoes
- 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
- 1 teaspoon Coarse Sea Salt
- 1/4 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 teaspoon Unsalted Butter
- 1/2 Cup Slivered Almonds
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit..
- Wash the sweet potatoes and poke them with a fork or knife 5-6 times.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
- Place the potatoes on the lined baking sheet and bake for 45-90 minutes. **See Note**
- Reduce oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- When the potatoes are cool enough to handle, remove the skins and place the flesh in a large bowl.
- Add the sour cream, salt, pepper, and egg yolks to the sweet potatoes and mix well with a potato masher.
- Grease and 8 x 8 baking dish with butter.
- Add the sweet potato mixture to the greased baking dish.
- Toast the slivered almonds in the microwave for 2-4 minutes until beginning to brown.
- Top the sweet potatoes with toasted almonds.
- Bake the casserole for 30 minutes until heated through and slightly puffed.
- Let rest for 10 minutes before serving.
- Sweet potatoes vary in size greatly. Small sweet potatoes will only take 45 minutes to roast. Large ones will take up to 90 minutes.
- You want to make sure the sweet potatoes are fully cooked and starting to caramelize. You can tell they are done if the easily squeeze with a pair of tongs. (See video.)
- You can roast the sweet potatoes up to 3 days ahead of time.
- You can mix and assemble the casserole up to 3 days ahead of time and bake it on the day you want to serve it.
- You can omit the almonds.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 210Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 295mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 6gSugar: 11gProtein: 5g
Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and may not be completely accurate.
Marie Fiebach is a married mother of four active teens. She helps busy families plan and execute weeknight dinner so they can recapture a little calm in the crazy. Check out her YouTube Channel or listen to the Feed Your Family Tonight Podcast.