Creamy Yam Casserole


My husband and I love yams! Our kids do not enjoy them as much as we do, but this Thanksgiving they fell in love with yams! I have done many Thanksgiving yam casseroles in previous years. I thought the marshmallow topped casserole would be a family favourite but it did not catch the attention of their taste buds like this one did! I hope that you enjoy this new family favourite!


3 ½ lbs cubed sweet potatoes or yams (I roasted my yams.)

¼ c       brown sugar

¼ c       white sugar

2          eggs, beaten

½ tsp   salt

4 tbsp  butter or lactose free alternative, softened

½ c       milk or non-dairy alternative (I used cashew milk)

½ tsp   vanilla extract


½ c       brown sugar

1/3 c    all-purpose flour (I used a GF flour mix)

3 tbsp  butter, softened

½ c       chopped pecans (I used this nut blender that I love)



Preheat oven to 325°F.

Roast sweet potatoes/yams, (my preference) or in a medium saucepan with water to cover, cook sweet potatoes/yams until tender. Drain.

In a large bowl mix the sweet potatoes/yams together with the casserole sugars, eggs, salt, butter, milk and vanilla extract. I used a hand mixer to make it smooth.

Transfer to a 9 x13 baking dish

For the topping, mix brown sugar and flour in a medium sized bowl. Cut in the butter until the mixture is course. Sprinkle topping over the sweet potato/yam mixture

Bake for 30 minutes or until the topping is a light brown.


Kathy Watson

Kathy Watson

Kathy Watson co-founded Your Better Life with her husband, Tom. Kathy is a skilled Learning Support Teacher in Surrey British Columbia, Canada, and finds great joy in working with young children as they develop their literature skills. She graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Education and a Special Education Diploma, and has worked with students of all ages throughout her 24-year career in education. A former competitive swimmer, Kathy has developed a deep and long-lasting passion for fitness, nutrition, health and wellness. While working toward her Fitness and Nutrition Coaching Diploma, Kathy has learned the vital importance nutrition plays in a person’s overall wellness. To that end, Kathy has enthusiastically partnered with Nutrie, and is excited to bring the products and lifestyle to the Your Better Life community to make the achievement of personal health goals simpler. Kathy and the rest of the Nutrie team are excited to help you start making the little changes in your life – one day at a time – that will lead to BIG results and the best you! To learn more about how Nutrie can help you, visit Kathy’s website. Kathy and Tom have been married for more than 20 years and have three grown sons. Together, Kathy and Tom are dedicated to working with various communities to assist them in reaching their full potential, as is evidenced in their devotion to the success of Your Better Life.