Diabetes Forecast

Spiced Sweet Potato Casserole

Root vegetables are the original holiday comfort foods. Bring joy to your table with our Spiced Sweet Potato Casserole. This traditional favorite uses cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves to add a burst of flavor.

Per Serving

Spiced Sweet Potato Casserole

Makes: 8 servings
Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Calories 100
Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 1.2 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Carbohydrate 10 g
Fiber 2 g
Sugars 5 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 55 mg
Potassium 155 mg
Protein 1 g
Phosphorus 30 mg
Choices: Starch 0.5, Fat 1.5
  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 60 minutes


Nonstick cooking spray
1 large sweet potato (about 10 oz.), peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
2 large carrots, peeled and sliced
3 Tbsp. nonhydrogenated buttery spread, melted, divided
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/3 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 1 1/2- to 2-quart casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. Add water to a large saucepot until it’s 2/3 full. Add the sweet potato to the pot and bring to boiling over medium heat. Cook the sweet potato for 20 minutes. Add the carrots to the pot and continue to cook for 15 to 20 minutes, until vegetables are tender. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup of the cooking water, and add the vegetables to a bowl.
  2. Mash the sweet potato and carrots and the 1/4 cup reserved cooking water with a potato masher. Add 2 Tbsp. of the buttery spread, the brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg, and mix well. Add the mixture to the prepared casserole dish. Top with the pecans and the remaining melted buttery spread.
  3. Bake the casserole, covered, for 15 minutes. Uncover and bake 10 minutes more, until the top is lightly browned.

Interested in more delicious, diabetes-friendly recipes? Click here to subscribe to Diabetes Forecast magazine.


Recipe Finder

Show me recipes in: