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Whole30 Sweet Potato Casserole

If you are doing a Whole30 or just eating paleo, then add this to your Thanksgiving menu! You will love this Whole30 Sweet Potato Casserole!

whole30 sweet potato casserole

I have done three rounds of Whole30 over the past few years and sweet potatoes are always a lifesaver. The other day I was wondering if a Whole30 Thanksgiving would be possible and while I will just be eating as clean as possible this year, the answer is totally for sure YES! The turkey is fairly easy, just make sure you start with a humanely raised, free range turkey!

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Sweet potato casserole was always my favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal. Of course, my mom makes it with toasted marshmallows which I L-O-V-E, but since marshmallows aren’t Whole30, the pecans are a nice substitute for me since I love pecans! 

I don’t use eggs in my sweet potato casserole, but they’re still rich and creamy! A kick of orange juice really brings in the flavor. 

Check out this 3 ingredient ham glaze! (not Whole30, but super delicious!)

What is your favorite Thanksgiving side dish?

Whole30 Sweet Potato Casserole

Whole30 Sweet Potato Casserole

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

If you are on Whole30, don't skip out on the sweet potato casserole! This is a delicious, clean version of the favorite holiday side item!


  • Sweet Potato Base:
  • 3 cups sweet potatoes, cooked (about 3-4 sweet potatoes)
  • 2 TBSP melted ghee
  • 1/8 cup orange juice
  • 4 dates, pitted (or can use 1/4 cup maple syrup if not Whole30)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Pecan Topping:
  • 1 1/2 cups pecans, chopped
  • 2 TBSP melted ghee
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt


    1. Wash and cook sweet potatoes either in the oven, stovetop, or Instant Pot.
    2. When sweet potatoes are done, let them cool and peel them if not already peeled.
    3. Using an immersion blender, add in dates and blend until smooth.
    4. Add in melted ghee, salt and orange juice. Blend until combined.
    5. Pour sweet potato mixture into a baking dish.
    6. In another medium bowl, add chopped pecans, melted ghee, cinnamon, and salt and combine well.
    7. Sprinkle over the sweet potato mixture.
    8. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    9. Cover the dish with foil and bake 10 minutes.
    10. Remove foil and bake another 5-10 minutes or until pecans begin to slightly brown.


This sweet potato casserole doesn't use eggs like some recipes, so you do not need to cook it as long as you would had you used eggs. Just warm up the dish and it's good to go!

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Friday 15th of April 2022

My son has a dairy allergy. What would be a good substitute for the ghee?


Friday 15th of April 2022

I actually am loving butter flavored coconut oil instead of ghee right now!

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