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Lower Sugar Sweet Potato Casserole

Lower Sugar Sweet Potato Casserole
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Oftentimes, sweet potato casserole is so loaded with sugar and marshmallows it belongs on the dessert buffet. This version fits more comfortably on the main table. It contains only 3 tablespoons of brown sugar in the topping and no added sugar in the filling — because sweet potatoes are already naturally sweet. We roast the potatoes, along with some lower-carb butternut squash, for deeper, richer flavor.

Sweet potatoes make for a quintessential healthy side dish because they provide fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C and manganese (which is important for metabolism and blood and bone health).

Active time: 15 minutes Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Originally published November 2020, updated November 2022

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