Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

I LOVE sweet potatoes, and they're SO much better for you than regular potatoes. However, if you look up sweet potato casserole recipes on the internet, you'll find that they're packed full of sugar. In my opinion, they don't need all that much sugar, because they're already sweet and delicious. So I came up with this recipe using honey instead of sugar, and only a few other ingredients. It's simple, healthy, and SUPER delicious. My kids always ask for seconds, that's how I know it's really good. There's no topping, so it look a bit plain. If you want, you could probably add some crushed pecans or sprinkle some brown sugar on top.

Keep in mind, I cook for 7 hungry bellies, plus my hubby likes to take left overs to work, so if this is too much for you, you could definitely cut this recipe in half. Also, I apologize, but I'm not a very rigid recipe follower, so some of my measurements aren't exact. It drives my husband crazy, so I understand if it does you too. I can't help it, it's who I am. ;)

3 lb sweet potatoes (about 8-ish)
1/4 - 1/2 cup honey (to taste)
4T butter
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs
dash of salt

1. peel potatoes, and cut into 1" (ish) chunks
2. put potatoes in a large pot and fill with water to just cover potatoes
3. heat on high, boil potatoes until tender (20 minutes?), drain and put potatoes back in pot
(veggie water is great for watering plants!)
4. add all other ingredients and mix together thoroughly
5. transfer to greased 9x13 baking pan
6. bake at 325 (F) for 30 minutes



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