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Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans (Vegan)

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sweet potato casserole with pecans, vegan sweet potato casserole
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 434kcal
Author: Cindy Rainey
This special occasion sweet potato casserole is made rich with vegan butter and topped with brown sugar and pecans.
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  • 3 29 ounce cans sweet potatoes drain well
  • 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 ½ cups organic sugar sub regular sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted vegan butter more for topping
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Brown Sugar Pecan Topping

  • 1 cup organic brown sugar can sub regular brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup vegan butter softened
  • cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest



  • Preheat oven to 350° and spray coconut oil baking spray in a 9x13" casserole dish. Set aside.
  • Open cans of sweet potatoes. Drain well and put in a large mixing bowl.
  • With a hand mixer, mix until sweet potatoes are light and fluffy.
  • Add in cornstarch, granulated (white) sugar, melted vegan butter, vanilla extra and salt. Continue mixing until all ingredients are well incorporated. The sweet potato mixture will be the consistency of a very thick batter.
  • Pour the sweet potato mixture into the prepared 9x13 casserole dish and smooth out.

Brown Sugar Pecan Topping

  • Add brown sugar, flour, softened vegan butter, and chopped pecans to a medium-sized mixing bowl.
  • With the hand mixer, mix on low/medium until all ingredients are incorporated. You can use the same beaters. No need to clean.
  • Spread evenly on top of the sweet potato casserole mixture.
  • Sprinkle orange zest on top.
  • Cook at 350° for 45 minutes. Allow cooling slightly before serving. The sweet potato mixture will thicken upon cooling.


Calories: 434kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 452mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 65g | Vitamin A: 964IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg