Sweet Potato Pie Bake (Dairy-Free/Paleo-Friendly) - the perfect side dish for any holiday meal or, skip the marshmallows, and it is the perfect side dish for ANY meal! So easy and tastes just like pumpkin pie!! #thanksgiving #christmas #paleo #dairyfree #sweetpotato

Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole (Dairy-Free/Paleo-Friendly)

  • Author: Erin
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: Approx. 12 servings
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


Make either as a classic Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner side dish OR skip the toppings and it is just a yummy, healthier side dish for any meal!!!



  • 45 large yams, washed and cut into cubes
  • 4 Tablespoons ghee (can sub coconut oil for ghee or vegan butter – use coconut oil to keep Whole30)
  • 2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup + 2 Tablespoons real maple syrup
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 12 cups marshmallows (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Fill large saucepan or stock pot approximately 1/3 full of water – add pinch of salt.
  3. Bring water to boil and then add cubed yams.
  4. Let simmer until yams are cooked through.
  5. Drain.
  6. Place yams in large mixing bowl.
  7. Add ghee, ground cinnamon, maple syrup and salt.
  8. Use hand mixer to fully combine.
  9. Taste and add additional maple syrup or cinnamon, as desired,
  10. Place in 13×9 casserole dish and spread out evenly.
  11. Bake for approximately 10-15 minutes.
  12. Add marshmallows on top.
  13. Bake for an additional 5 minutes or so.
  14. Serve immediately.


(Make Ahead Directions – make the sweet potato mixture the night before and place in your baking sheet. Refrigerate overnight. Bake for approx 30 minutes to allow it to really re-heat and then add marshmallows as directed above)

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