This sweet potato dish is part cheesecake, part casserole, and part pie, but the best part? It’s still macro-friendly! Egg whites and light cream cheese add some protein without the fat, and you get a good dose of healthy carbs from the sweet potato.
Serving Size: ¼ casserole (232g)
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 65 minutes
Nutrition Facts: 286 calories / 46g carbs / 6.5g protein / 8g fat
- 5 medium (720g) sweet potatoes
- ½ cup (120g) “Log Cabin” sugar-free syrup
- 4 oz (112g) “Philadelphia” ⅓ less fat cream cheese
- 4 tablespoons (61g) liquid egg whites
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (72g) Cool Whip lite whipped topping (thawed)
Optional garnishes: chopped pecans, cinnamon (macros not included)
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Make sure to take the Cool Whip out of the freezer to thaw if you haven’t already stored it in the refrigerator.
- Bring 3 quarts of water and a pinch of salt to a boil.
- Meanwhile, peel the sweet potatoes and cut into smaller pieces to reduce the overall cook time.
- Put the potatoes into the boiling water. Reduce to medium heat and cover with a lid.
- Let potatoes cook for roughly 30 minutes or until soft enough to mash.
- Drain the potatoes and mash until all of the major clumps are gone.
- Let potatoes cool before adding other ingredients. You can stick them in the refrigerator or freezer for a few minutes to speed this up.
- Whip egg whites by hand or in a mixer.
- Add the vanilla extract and cream cheese and mix by hand and then add to the mashed potatoes.
- Add spices and other seasonings and mix thoroughly.
- Pour your potato mixture into a casserole dish. Bake for 15 minutes.
- After 15 minutes, reduce the heat to 350 and bake for another 30 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean.
- Make sure casserole is thoroughly cool before adding the whipped topping. Sprinkle with chopped pecans and cinnamon as you please!
- You can use 720g of canned sweet potato instead of freshly boiled sweet potato if you prefer.
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