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“Cheesy” Sweet Potato Casserole (Paleo, Vegan, AIP)

  • Author: Michelle
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This “cheesy” sweet potato casserole is serious comfort food made with real food ingredients! This recipe is vegan, paleo, and AIP-friendly.


  • 1 1/2 cups full-fat canned coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup broth (chicken or vegetable broth)
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 34 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp tapioca starch
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cups butternut squash, cubed
  • 3/4 cup cauliflower florets
  • 9 cups of white sweet potato, peeled and chopped (about 4 medium sweet potatoes)
  • 4 oz plantain chips, crushed
  • 1 tbsp parsley, chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and lightly grease a 8×8″ casserole dish.
  2. To make the cheese sauce, whisk the coconut milk, broth, apple cider vinegar, nutritional yeast (adjust to taste), garlic powder, turmeric, salt, tapioca starch together in a bowl and set aside.
  3.  In a medium pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Saute the onion until translucent.
  4.  Add the butternut squash and cauliflower and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  5.  Pour in the liquid mixture and stir well to combine. Bring to a low simmer. Allow to simmer on low, stirring often for 15 minutes or until the vegetables are softened.
  6. Allow the cheese sauce to slightly cool before blending with a high-speed blender until smooth. Set aside.
  7. Bring a large pot of water to a medium boil and carefully add the chopped sweet potato. Boil for 8-10 minutes or until lightly tender. Strain and allow to cool slightly.
  8. Add the sweet potatoes to the casserole dish, and pour the cheese sauce over. Stir well to coat and combine. Cover the casserole dish
  9. Transfer the baking dish to the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes covered.
  10. Remove from the oven and top with crushed plantain chips and parsley.


All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Estimations do not include optional ingredients.

  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 60
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Baked


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 470
  • Fat: 22.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 63g
  • Fiber: 8.7g
  • Protein: 7.2g

Keywords: cheesy potato