You must try my Palouse Harvest Sweet Potato Casserole! It’s reminiscent of our favorite sweet potato dishes but better! It’s better for you too because it’s free from chemicals, animal products and all other things processed. This recipe is proudly plant-based and incredibly delicious.
I was going for a healthier sweet potato side that could be made at Thanksgiving and still embody some of the flavors that we love yet turn your taste buds on their side as they exclaim over this new combination of flavors.
I used apples from WSU’s orchard and local sweet potatoes, they are the base for this recipe. Then there are ingredients like onions and bourbon that add a light pleasing subtle savory to an otherwise sweet side. Raisins along with the apples add just enough sweetness that no processed sugar is required. The fall flavor bouquet is rounded out by a little cinnamon, nutmeg and orange zest.
I’m really proud of how this came together and I know you will love it too.
We had this last night with yesterday’s ‘stuffing’ rolls and we literally had Thanksgiving on our plate – it was marvelous. All that was missing was the mashed potatoes. 🙂
Palouse Harvest Sweet Potato Casserole
Nutritional Information per 1/8 of a serving -
Calories: 167 | Fat: 1 gram | Fiber: 5 grams | Protein: 3 grams | Vitamin A: 48% | Vitamin C: 22% | Calcium: 5% | Iron: 6%
- 6 cups (806 grams) cubed sweet potato
- 3 cups (395 grams) chopped apple (approx. 2 large apples)
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 1/2 tablespoons water
- 1/2 cup (91 grams) chopped onion
- 1/2 cup bourbon*
- 1/2 cup apple cider
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/3 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 tablespoon orange zest
- Preheat oven to 350F and lightly grease a 13 x 9 glass baking pan (or line with parchment paper) - set aside.
- In a small saucepan sauté onion in water until translucent, about 2-3 minutes. Then add in bourbon, apple cider, and raisins and continue heating so it's at a low boil for 10-15 minutes - stirring occasionally.
- While the bourbon-cider mixture is heating, combine the sweet potato, apples, and oats into a large bowl and mix until evenly dispersed.
- When bourbon-cider mix is done add it to the sweet potato mixture along with cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and orange zest. Toss to coat everything evenly.
- Empty mix into your prepared pan, cover with tinfoil and bake at 350F for 45 minutes. Allow to cool before serving. Enjoy!
*additional apple cider can be used in place of bourbon at the same ratio.
Cold or re-heated leftovers are fantastic too. Enjoy it for breakfast the next day.
What’s your favorite Thanksgiving Day side? Mine is a tie between green bean casserole and mashed potatoes. Both of which are coming up later this month on Feed Your Skull. xo