Let’s be honest, sweet potato casserole is more like a dessert than a vegetable side dish. It is traditionally made with a few sweet potatoes, a lot of butter and sugar, and then topped with more sugar, butter, and pecans or marshmallows. It is DELICIOUS, but it can be over the top if you are trying to control calories and sugar as part of a healthy lifestyle. The traditional sweet potato casserole can pack an average of 230 calories, 10g of fat and 18g of sugar in just 1/2 cup serving, which is why I set out to create a healthier version of this popular southern holiday side dish
These roasted sweet potatoes are topped with fresh herbs, parmesan cheese and honey giving them a sweet and savory flavor, and the toasted pecans give them a satisfying crunch. They provide only 134 calories, 8g of fat, and 8g of sugar per serving making them a healthier dish for you and your family.
If you want to switch things up this year and are looking for a healthier version of the classic sweet potato casserole, give these Holiday Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes a try! If not, these sweet potatoes would be an excellent side dish any day of the year!