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Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole with Chipotle Pecan Streusel

Healthy sweet potato casserole just got a makeover with an amazing chipotle maple pecan topping. Don't miss out on this one! It also happens to be vegan (with non-vegan options included).
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole, Sweet Potato Casserole
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 304.1kcal


The chipotle pecans:

The sweet potatoes

The topping:


The chipotle pecans:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place the chopped pecans in a medium bowl. Add the maple syrup, chipotle chile powder, cinnamon and salt. Toss to coat the pecans.
  • Spread the pecans in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake until the pecans are just golden brown, 7 to 8 minutes. Take care not to brown them too much because they will be browned additionally when the casserole is baked.

The sweet potatoes:

  • Line a baking sheet with foil. Keep the oven at 400 degrees F.
  • Scrub the sweet potatoes, then pat dry. Pierce each potato with a fork in 6 or 7 places. Place on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake until the potatoes are very tender when pierced with a fork, 50 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Turn the oven heat to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a 1 ½ quart baking dish with cooking spray. You can also use a deep pie dish or 8- by 8-inch baking dish.
  • Place the potatoes on a cutting board and allow them to cool slightly before handling. Cur the potatoes in half lengthwise. Scoop the flesh out and place into a large bowl.
  • To the sweet potato flesh, add the coconut milk (or alternative). With a hand mixer, mix until the potatoes are very smooth. Add the maple syrup, cinnamon, ginger, salt, nutmeg and chipotle chile powder. Mix again until combined.
  • Transfer the sweet potato mixture to the prepared baking dish and smooth the top. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the potatoes.
  • Bake until the topping is light golden brown and the potatoes are heated through, 20 to 25 minutes.

The topping:

  • In a bowl, combine the chipotle pecans, oats, flour, sugar and melted coconut oil. Toss to until the ingredients are completely combined.


Weight Watchers Points: 9 (Blue – Freestyle Points) / 4 (Green) / 6 (Purple)


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 304.1kcal | Carbohydrates: 51.7g | Protein: 1.7g | Fat: 11.8g | Saturated Fat: 4.3g | Sodium: 186.6mg | Fiber: 7.7g | Sugar: 14.9g