Growing up, my mom always had a few signature dishes for the holidays – one of those being her sweet potato casserole. We would have it at Thanksgiving and sometimes at Christmas, too! When we moved away to Memphis in 2016, we hosted Thanksgiving at our house for the first time, which meant that I️ was in charge of the cooking. I️ requested my mom’s sweet potato casserole recipe, because you just can’t have Thanksgiving without it.
Over the past 4 years, I️ have gone entirely dairy-free and gluten-free, so I️’ve had to modify all of my favorite recipes to accommodate my lifestyle. It’s been surprisingly easier than I️ expected, now that there are so many high-quality substitutes! I️ have experimented with my mom’s sweet potato casserole several times now, and I️ wanted to share my gluten- and dairy-free version with you (I️’ll also share the original!).
This recipe is also my husband’s favorite dish, so I️ typically double the recipe whenever I️ make it. I️ also think it gets better the day after you make it for some reason – so leftovers are encouraged!
I️ can honestly say the gluten- and dairy-free version of this recipe is just as good as the original, so if you are worried about the substitution, don’t be! I️ prefer to get fresh sweet potatoes and boil or bake them until soft, but if you’re in a pinch, you can also use canned sweet potatoes.
Also, I️ save a few steps and (dishes) by popping the cooked sweet potatoes into my KitchenAid mixing bowl and pureeing them with the mixer, then adding all of the other ingredients directly to that bowl! Check out a few of my other favorite Thanksgiving recipes in this post.
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