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Joy Bauer's Easy Sweet Potato Casserole

This decadent sweet potato casserole has a secret ingredient that makes it totally nutritious.
This decadent sweet potato casserole has a secret ingredient that makes it totally nutritious.TODAY
Cook Time:
1 hr
Prep Time:
20 mins

Chef notes

It just wouldn't be Thanksgiving without a sweet potato casserole! My version is rich, creamy and indulgent but has no added sugars in the mix. My secret? Carrots! They're loaded with vitamins and minerals but have fewer carbs and calories than sweet potatoes. Plus, they help give this dish an amazingly vibrant color. 


  • 4 sweet potatoes, peeled and halved
  • 1 pound baby carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2-4 tablespoons whipped butter
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste



Preheat oven to 375 F. 


Place the sweet potatoes and carrots in a large saucepan or pot, and cover the veggies with cold water. Bring it to a boil; reduce the pot to a simmer and cook the veggies until they can be easily pierced with a knife, about 15 to 20 minutes.


Thoroughly drain the veggies and add them to a large bowl. 


Using a hand masher or immersion blender, blend the cooked sweet potatoes and carrots. Add the almond milk, butter and cinnamon and continue to mash the mixture until it's smooth. You may also use a food processor or blender for a super creamy texture. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


Transfer the smooth, orange veggie mixture to a baking dish. Top with mini marshmallows and bake until the marshmallows are lightly browned, about 15 to 20 minutes.