This holiday season, you can help keep some of your favorite side dishes light at your dinner table without having to sacrifice flavor by simply using low-fat ingredients instead. One dish in particular that tends to be a favorite among many is sweet potato casserole. As someone who loves sweet potatoes, this is my dish!
I replicated an original family recipe, but created a lightened up version of it. The key to this dish is that everything is 'whipped' together with a hand mixer. That way, when the ingredients are changed and lightened, you can still get that fluffy, creamy texture that typically comes from tons of butter and sugar.
My version is 80% the same as my original recipe, but just with some reduction in the sugar and butter content. I also add some fiber and whole grains by using oat flour rather than all-purpose flour.
This could be a perfect side dish to enjoy this holiday season!
Note: There are many swaps that you could make based on your preferences and what's on hand already at our house. You could use all plant-based sweeteners, the blended versions or real sugar. I use a trans fat free margarine, but you could use coconut oil, butter or another similar brand if you'd like. Adding some warm, fall spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and/or pumpkin pie spice would also be a nice touch!