5 from 3 votes
sweet potato casserole
Sweet Potato Casserole
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Creamy and lightly sweetened vegan sweet potato casserole
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sweet potato casserole
Servings: 6
Calories: 247 kcal
Author: Archana
  • 3 tablespoons vegan butter divided (or coconut oil)
  • 2 pounds yams/sweet potatoes peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar plus 2 tablespoon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 20 pecan halves
  1. Set Instant Pot to Saute mode and heat 1 tablespoon of butter or coconut oil. Add sweet potatoes, orange juice, salt, cinnamon, all spice and nutmeg. Mix together.

  2. Spread 1/4 cup of brown sugar on top, do not mix. Close Instant Pot with pressure valve to sealing. Cook on Manual/Pressure cook(hi) for 5 minutes followed by quick release.

  3. Using a potato masher or immersion blender, mash the potatoes until they are smooth.
Here are the two options to serve:
  1. If serving from the Instant Pot, spread the remaining vegan butter or coconut oil over the potatoes. Sprinkle 2 tablespoon of brown sugar and arrange the pecans on top. Set Instant pot to saute(less) and cook for 5 mins or until the potatoes are heated through and the top becomes bubbly. Keep the sweet potatoes on 'keep warm' mode until ready to be served.

  2. If you are serving in casserole, take the mashed sweet potatoes out in a casserole dish. Arrange pecans in a single layer on top. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoon brown sugar and drizzle remaining melted butter over the top. Bake for 15 minutes in a preheated oven at 375 degrees, or until browned and bubbly

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Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 247 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 324mg14%
Potassium 582mg17%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 21760IU435%
Vitamin C 13.9mg17%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.