Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

Sweet potato casserole recipe - Dr. Axe

Total Time

2 hours, 15 minutes




  • 4 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 1–1/4 cup coconut sugar, divided
  • 3/4 cup butter, divided and softened
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1/3 cup Paleo flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  1. Heat the oven to 400 F.
  2. Prick the sweet potatoes using a fork and slice sweet potatoes lengthwise.
  3. Place facedown on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 45 minutes or until easily pierced with a fork.
  4. Reduce the oven temperature to 350 F.
  5. Peel the sweet potatoes, place them in a large mixing bowl, and mash them with a fork or potato masher. Add 3/4 cup coconut sugar, 1/2 cup butter, and the coconut milk, eggs, vanilla and salt. Mix until well blended.
  6. spread mixture evenly into a baking dish or cast iron skillet.
  7. In a small mixing bowl, mix 1/2 cup coconut sugar and the flour. Add 1/4 cup butter and combine the ingredients with your hands until it resembles a crumble. Stir in the pecans.
  8. Spread the crumble mixture over the sweet potatoes and bake for 30 minutes. Serve warm.
One of the tastiest vegetables that sees its peak in autumn, the nutrition-rich sweet potato is packed with a variety of vitamins and potassium. Plus it ranks much lower on the glycemic scale than regular ole potatoes, which makes this vegetable a great alternative to starchy carbs.

But many sweet potato recipes are often relegated to a side dish, the potatoes take center stage at the table in my Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Casserole recipe.

Gluten- and meat-free, this is a healthy, delicious alternative to the calorie-packed versions, made with all-natural ingredients — there are no canned potatoes here! It’s perfect to serve around the holiday season or anytime you’re feeding a crowd. And while it takes a few hours to prepare, the amount of hands-on time is so minimal, you’ll almost feel guilty about how easy this Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Casserole is — almost.Ready to get your sweet potato fill? Let’s get started.

Sweet potato casserole step 1 - Dr. Axe
Preheat the oven to 400 F while you prick the sweet potatoes with a fork. This ensures the insides remain fluffy while baking and keep the potatoes from exploding in the oven. Place them in a baking dish and bake ’em for 60–90 minutes, until they’re cooked through and tender.When the potatoes are done, lower the oven temperature to 350 F — we’ll be back soon. After letting the sweet potatoes cool off, peel the skins then place the potatoes in a large mixing bowl.
Sweet potato casserole step 2 - Dr. Axe

Let out any aggression while you mash them up, then add in the coconut sugar, butter, coconut milk, vanilla, eggs and salt. Mix everything together until all ingredients are blended together.

Spread the mixture into a 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Now it’s time to get our hands dirty with this sweet potato casserole.

Sweet potato casserole step 3 - Dr. Axe

In a small mixing bowl, mix 1/2 cup of sugar with the gluten-free flour. Add 1/4 cup of butter and combine the ingredients with your hands until it resembles a crumble. Stir in the pecans. This is my favorite part of this dish.

Spread the crumble over the sweet potatoes and bake for 30 minutes. Serve warm and enjoy.

Sweet potato casserole recipe - Dr. Axe

This Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Casserole is one of my favorite dishes to bring to holiday potlucks. It’s always a crowd favorite, and it really is so simple to make.

You can get the kids helping in the kitchen with this recipe, too. They’d be great at peeling the potatoes (once they’ve cooled) or preparing the crumble.

I hope this sweet potato casserole becomes a holiday favorite in your home like it is in mine!

Josh Axe

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