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The Most Amazing Weight Watchers Sweet Potato Casserole

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Weight Watchers sweet potato casserole is a great healthy side dish recipe. You can make this delicious baked sweet potatoes recipe for holidays and more! 

Weight Watchers sweet potato casserole is a great healthy side dish recipe. You can make this delicious baked sweet potatoes recipe for holidays and more! 

Weight Watchers Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet potato casserole is something a little different for me! This is just one of the many ways you can prepare sweet potatoes as a side dish for dinners, holidays, and more.

The sweet potato casserole seems to be a crowd favorite so I figured it was time to share a Weight Watchers version that is easy to make at home and still tasty enough that the whole family will love it. 

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How many Freestyle Smart Points are in this Sweet Potato Casserole? 

This is a Weight Watchers friendly recipe! You can enjoy 1 serving, which is 1/2 cup, for 4 Freestyle Smart Points. 

Weight Watchers sweet potato casserole is a great healthy side dish recipe. You can make this delicious baked sweet potatoes recipe for holidays and more! 

A Weight Watchers sweet potato casserole makes an excellent side dish for your favorite family dinner or gathering. It’s a nice addition to your holiday table as well! 

What ingredients are in this Weight Watchers sweet potato casserole?

You’ll need just a few items to make this amazing casserole. You can get full amounts in the printable recipe at the bottom of this post!

  • Cooking spray
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Unsalted butter
  • Ginger root
  • Low fat milk
  • Salt
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Pecans

Weight Watchers sweet potato casserole is a great healthy side dish recipe. You can make this delicious baked sweet potatoes recipe for holidays and more! 

Can I lower the points in this Weight Watchers sweet potato casserole?

The mini marshmallows and pecans add some points to this recipe but for the most part the points are coming from the sweet potatoes. 

If you really want to try and reduce the points you’ll have to cut back the amount of potatoes that you use and you can omit the marshmallows and pecans if you really want to.

I don’t think that this healthy sweet potato casserole really justifies alteration. It’s a low point side dish that is indulgent and delicious for the whole family. 

Is this a healthy sweet potato casserole? 

Yes! I think so. It’s low in Weight Watchers points, includes wholesome ingredients (okay…and some mini marshmallows) and it’s an easy to make side dish. 

The carrots and sweet potatoes in this casserole are packed with amazing nutrients that our bodies crave. We can indulge in this delicious side dish without feeling too guilty thanks to two incredibly nutrient dense veggies! 

Weight Watchers sweet potato casserole is a great healthy side dish recipe. You can make this delicious baked sweet potatoes recipe for holidays and more! 

How do I make these delicious baked sweet potatoes?

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F, spray an 8 inch baking pan with non-stick spray, and line a baking sheet with foil. 
  2. To roast the potatoes you’ll need to stab them a few times each and place on a baking sheet whole. Bake for 1 hour or until tender. Remove from the oven, cut in half and allow to cool for about 15 minutes. 
  3. Reduce the oven temperature to 350F. 
  4. While the potatoes are baking you can boil the carrots in salted water for about 25 minutes until they’re very tender. Drain and set aside when done. 
  5. Melt butter in a small skillet, cook for 5-6 minutes, stirring or swirling the pan occasionally. 
  6. Add cooked carrots, browned butter, and ginger to a food processor. Pulse until pureed. Scrap the sides occasionally to make sure you get everything an even consistency. Transfer this mixture to a bowl when done. 
  7. Next, add the insides of your baked sweet potatoes, milk and salt to the food processor. Puree until blended.
  8. Mix the sweet potato mixture into the carrot mixture. Stir until combined.
  9. Spread the whole mixture into the prepared 8 inch baking pan. Bake for 35 minutes. Remove from oven and add marshmallows before baking for 10 more minutes.
  10. Top with pecans and serve in 1/2 cup servings!

Weight Watchers sweet potato casserole is a great healthy side dish recipe. You can make this delicious baked sweet potatoes recipe for holidays and more! 

Printable Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe:

Yield: 12 Servings

Weight Watchers Sweet Potato Casserole

Weight Watchers sweet potato casserole is a great healthy side dish recipe. You can make this delicious baked sweet potatoes recipe for holidays and more! 

Weight Watchers sweet potato casserole is a great healthy side dish recipe. You can make this delicious baked sweet potatoes recipe for holidays and more!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 2 1/2 Pounds Sweet potatoes
  • 3/4 Pounds Carrots, halved lengthwise and chopped
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Ginger root, peeled and grated
  • 1/2 Cup Low fat milk
  • 3/4 Tsp Salt
  • 3/4 Cup Mini marshmallows, coarsely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Pecans, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F, spray an 8 inch baking pan with non-stick spray, and line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. To roast the potatoes you'll need to stab them a few times each and place on a baking sheet whole. Bake for 1 hour or until tender. Remove from the oven, cut in half and allow to cool for about 15 minutes.
  3. Reduce the oven temperature to 350F.
  4. While the potatoes are baking you can boil the carrots in salted water for about 25 minutes until they're very tender. Drain and set aside when done.
  5. Melt butter in a small skillet, cook for 5-6 minutes, stirring or swirling the pan occasionally.
  6. Add cooked carrots, browned butter, and ginger to a food processor. Pulse until pureed. Scrap the sides occasionally to make sure you get everything an even consistency.
  7. Transfer this mixture to a bowl when done.
  8. Next, add the insides of your baked sweet potatoes, milk and salt to the food processor. Puree until blended.
  9. Mix the sweet potato mixture into the carrot mixture. Stir until combined.
  10. Spread the whole mixture into the prepared 8 inch baking pan. Bake for 35 minutes. Remove from oven and add marshmallows before baking for 10 more minutes.
  11. Top with pecans and serve in 1/2 cup servings!

Notes

4 Weight Watchers Freestyle Smart Points Per 1/2 Cup Serving

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

Cup

Amount Per Serving Calories 135Saturated Fat 1gCholesterol 4mgSodium 224mgCarbohydrates 25gFiber 3gSugar 7gProtein 2g

Do you have any other Weight Watchers side dishes I can try? 

I sure do! There are a lot of great choices when it comes to Weight Watchers side dishes. Here are some other recipes I’d recommend you try. 

Weight Watchers sweet potato casserole is a great healthy side dish recipe. You can make this delicious baked sweet potatoes recipe for holidays and more! 

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Deborah Ashton

Sunday 22nd of December 2019

can any of this recipe be made ahead?

This recipe or post is in no way authorized or associated with the Weight Watchers or myWW Program.