Sweet Faux-tato Casserole {Low-Carb}

Nov 12th
Sweet Faux-tato Casserole {Low-Carb}

There are few things at Thanksgiving that tempt me more than sweet potato casserole. It’s like eating dessert! But with sweet potatoes come a lot of high-carb guilt, and then there’s the fear of accidentally being “wheated” by flour hiding in a casserole.

Since I was so pleased with my “Twice-Baked” Faux-tatoes, I decided to try a sweet potato version. This, like the original mock potatoes, uses cauliflower as the base. I added roasted butternut squash, which has a wonderful sweetness, very similar to sweet potatoes. The squash also gives it a nice color. If you don’t have squash, pumpkin works well, too, but my preference is squash.

I’ll be bringing this to my Thanksgiving gathering next week. What will you take to yours?

Sweet Faux-tato Casserole {Low-Carb}

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Sweet Faux-tato Casserole {Low-Carb}

Delicious low-carb alternative to sweet potato casserole.

Ingredients

    For the Filling
  • 1 medium head cauliflower (about 3 cups)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1.5 cups roasted butternut squash puree
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • sweetener equal to 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar-free maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • For the Topping
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup almond meal/flour
  • 1/4 cup oat fiber
  • 1/2 cup erythritol
  • sweetener equal to 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter

Directions

I roast my butternut squash first since that takes the longest. To do this, simply cut the squash in half length-wise and scoop out the seeds. Place the squash, cut-side down, on a baking sheet. Bake for about 45 minutes at 350 degrees, until tender. Scoop the squash out when it is cooled.

For the cauliflower, set a stockpot of water to boil over high heat. Clean and cut the cauliflower into medium-sized pieces. Cook in boiling water for about 6 minutes, or until well done. Drain well.

Puree cauliflower in food processor until smooth. If you have a large food processor, you can put all ingredients in and process. My food processor is small, so I only puree the cauliflower, transfer it to a large mixing bowl, and then mix in all remaining filling ingredients by hand.

For the topping, combine pecans, almond meal/flour, oat fiber, sweetener and cinnamon in a bowl, then cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over the casserole mixture.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.

http://www.annemariecain.com/sweet-faux-tato-casserole-low-carb/

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