This Sweet Potato Casserole is a classic holiday dish that’s AIP, paleo and refined sugar free. It’s made with crushed pineapple, cinnamon and coconut oil and topped with optional homemade paleo marshmallows.
While Sweet Potato Casserole is a common dish at Thanksgiving, growing up in Trinidad where we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, it was one of the star dishes at Christmas. In my family, we call this dish Sweet Potato Pie! This recipe is an AIP version of my family’s recipe that’s made using pineapple juice, cinnamon and coconut oil. Want to take things up a notch? Add some of my homemade AIP marshmallows after baking, and quickly broil the dish for a decadent topping.
A note on the (optional) marshmallows: Because these are homemade without all the preservatives, you’re going to want to ensure you leave them to dry out for at least a day at room temperature to allow them to firm up and withstand the heat. Broil for no more than 30 seconds.
Here are the main ingredients in this Sweet Potato Casserole:
- sweet potatoes – any variety will work
- can of crushed pineapple and reserved juice (ensure it is unsweetened)
- coconut oil
- sea salt
- AIP marshmallows (optional)
To make this dish, begin by boiling your sweet potatoes with the skins on. Once fork tender, remove from heat and strain. Slide the skins off and cut the sweet potatoes into 1/4 -1/2 inch rounds. Add the sliced sweet potato to a a large bowl. Top with cinnamon, melted coconut oil, sea salt, crushed pineapple and pineapple juice and stir to combine. Layer the mixture into a casserole dish (8 x 8 or 9 x 13) and bake in a 375F oven for 15 minutes. If using marshmallows, remove casserole from oven add marshmallows and return to oven on “broil” for 30 seconds. Serve warm.
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Sweet Potato Casserole (AIP, paleo, dairy-free)
This Sweet Potato Casserole is a classic holiday dish that’s AIP, paleo and refined sugar free and topped with optional homemade paleo marshmallows.
- Prep Time: 40 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 – 20 minutes
- Total Time: 55 minutes
- Yield: 1 casserole 1x
- Category: Sides
- 1.5 pounds sweet potatoes (any variety – about 3 large sweet potatoes)
- 1 TBSP cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 3 TBSP coconut oil, melted
- 1/2 cup crushed pineapple (unsweetened)
- 1/4 cup pineapple juice (unsweetened)
- 15 – 20 marshmallows
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- In a large pot of water, boil sweet potatoes with the skins on.
- Once fork tender, remove from heat and strain. Run the potatoes under cool water and use your fingers to slide the skins off.
- Cut the sweet potatoes into 1/4 -1/2 inch rounds.
- Add sliced sweet potato to a a large bowl along with cinnamon, sea salt, melted coconut oil, crushed pineapple and pineapple juice, and stir to combine.
- Layer the mixture into a casserole dish (8 x 8 or 9 x 13) and bake in the middle rack of the oven for 15 – 20 minutes.
- If using marshmallows, remove casserole from oven, add marshmallows and return to oven on “broil” for 30 seconds.*
- Serve warm.
* If using homemade marshmallows without preservatives or stabilizers, they need to to dry out for at least a day at room temperature to withstand the heat of the oven. Broil for no more than 30 seconds.
Keywords: aip, paleo, sweet potato, sweet potato casserole, dairy free, sides, holiday sides