Crispy Brown Butter Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Balsamic Caramelized Mushrooms + Goat Cheese + VIDEO.
It’s finally time.
I know it is only November eleventh, but if I feel like I am already late to the game.
I mean, people are already posting Christmas foods!
I better get to cranking out the Thanksgiving recipes. Although, I did technically start last Friday. Hello Chocolate Bourbon Pecan pie Cupcakes!! So good. You have to make these.
If there is one thing that is always on our Thanksgiving table it is Sweet Potato Casserole.
Not only is there always sweet potato casserole, but there is ALWAYS mashed potatoes, rolls, gravy and obviously a very big bird. And I mean big. We need one that feeds a crowd so typically ours is at least twenty-five pounds and we don’t ever have leftovers. Blame this on the big eaters and last minutes dinner guests that typically begin piling in the last hour before dinner.
I am kind of all about Sweet Potato Casserole though.
I love it.
It’s almost dessert, but it’s not. And I love that it is totally acceptable to eat marshmallows with your dinner. I mean, that right there is just awesome.
If you wanted to make these little boats even healthier, you can of course leave the marshmallows off…..
But really, it’s Thanksgiving. Just live a little.
Plus, there is flax that you totally cannot even taste, so that just cancels out the marshmallows.
At least in my opinion.
You know why these cute little boats are perfect for Thanksgiving?
Because when that time comes where you are frantically running around your kitchen looking around for just one more cute casserole dish to put your sweet potato casserole in and you just cannot for the life of you find a single dish to use. This is when these healthified boats come in. They are delightful little personalized boats of Thanksgiving deliciousness.
I adapted my mom’s recipe and changed some things up to make this a little healthier Thanksgiving side.
And really, the only reason I decided to lighten up some of the sides this year was for one reason only… so we can all just eat more dang pie.
You are welcome.
Oh, and do not be afraid of the flax seed part of the this crumble.
Promise, you really cannot taste it and it adds some much-needed nutrition. I have read that ground flax is better for you than whole, but I still left the seeds whole because I am really just kind of lazy and did not want to break out my dreadful food processor. But if you want to grind them up, be my guest!
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Oh, and keeping the hands away from these was a little hard…..
Don’t forget about my Holiday Cheese Basket Giveaway going on now!
A sweet potato boat sounds just about perfect right now. Would love to serve them this year at the dinner table!
Sweet potatoes are my absolute favorite on the Thanksgiving and Christmas table! My goodness, I am swooning over these individualized casserole boats!
Mine too! Thanks Hayley!
I can’t wait for Thanksgiving and all the comforting fall dishes! Sweet potatoes are my absolute favorite!
I’m still trying to imagine a 25 pound sweet potato casserole! The pecan crumble looks so wonderful!
Hehe! Thanks so much, Gaby!
I love your “boats” and that crumble is too good!
Thanks so much, Laura!
What a fun way to serve sweet potato
I would love to see what Thanksgiving at your house is like! I bet it’s totally epic!! These sweet potatoes are pure side dish perfection!
Trust it is mostly just pure chaos! LOL!
I love the healthier options in this recipe. I’ve embraced a vegan lifestyle recently, more for health reasons than anything else, and I enjoy discovering new recipes for my new eating habits. Even though this recipe has eggs, it’s easy to find a vegan replacement. Thank you for the lovely idea. Happy holidays to you and yours.
Thanks Laura!! Happy Holidays!
Tieghan, this is such a fun idea!! These would be a hit in our household!
So good- I’m gonna have to give this a go!
Sweet potatoes are totally the new pumpkin, Especially after this post!
Agree! Thanks Jackie!
These are so gorgeous!! They look like the perfect Thanksgiving dinner side. <3
Pecans + Sweet Potatoes just seem right.