Delicious, Easy, Healthy: Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

As we approach Christmas Eve, I must warn you, my GFA readers, that this may be my last blog post prior to Christmas….but I thought to myself, “what better way to send off my blog before Christmas than a delicious, Christmas-worthy recipe?”

I am proud to present this next recipe: It’s gluten free, it’s healthy, and wow, it’s delicious. This recipe was inspired from, so thank you! (If you want to make the casserole sugar-free, eliminate the brown sugar and marshmallows; it is naturally sweet on its own.)


Sweet Potato Casserole

Total time needed: 1 hour 30 minutes (prep included)


  • 2 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans, divided
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows


  • Peel and cut the sweet potatoes. Place sweet potato pieces in a large pot filled with water. Let water and potatoes come to boil; let simmer on medium heat, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes (until sweet potatoes are tender). 
  • Drain potatoes; let cool for about ten minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Place potatoes in large bowl in order to combine with other ingredients. Combine 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup butter, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon. Mash potatoes with hand masher.
  • Combine pecans and chia seeds into mixture. Spread sweet potatoes in an 11 x 17 inch pyrex glass bowl (greasing the bowl is optional).
  • Cover casserole with as many marshmallows as you like!
  • Cook at 375 degrees for 25 minutes until marshmallows are brown.
    The before...

    The before…

    ...and the after!

    …and the after!

Photo Dec 19, 10 01 45 AM

One thought on “Delicious, Easy, Healthy: Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

  1. Pingback: Recipe: Bomb Diggity Sweet Potato Fries | Amanda Plazek, Gluten Free Advocate

Comments are closed.