Sweet Potato Fry Casserole

This gluten-free and dairy-free Sweet Potato Fry Casserole adds a sweet twist to traditional potato casseroles. If your family likes sweet potatoes, then this casserole is sure to be a hit!

Sweet Potato Fry Casserole With Turkey and Cranberry - A gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free dinner - Tayler Silfverduk, celiac dietitian

Why Sweet Potato Fries?

I love a good white potato based recipe, don’t get me wrong, but there is just something about sweet potatoes that makes dishes so delicious.

Perhaps it’s because they are a little sweeter or nuttier, but sweet potatoes really add a lot. Not to mention they’ve got beta carotene to boost vitamin A in your diet.

So basically, I made this casserole with sweet potato fries to add a fun twist to your stereotypical french fry or tater tot casserole.

Not to mention it’s a gluten-free recipe. Making this delicious casserole to pack a serving of in order to enjoy at holiday dinners (especially if you’re not comfortable or your family isn’t able to accommodate a gluten-free Thanksgiving).

Sweet Potato Fry Casserole Ingredients

When I think of sweet potatoes, I think of the holidays from November through December. Warm cozy meals that leave you full through the evening. Which is why I used a lot of ingredients from the holiday season in this Sweet Potato Fry Casserole.

To keep this dish a gluten-free Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner treasure for my celiac friends I was sure to include the American holiday favorites: turkey, green beans, sweet potato fries, and cranberry sauce.

If you’re trying to keep this dairy-free Sweet Potato Casserole gluten-free, be sure to use gluten-free sweet potato fries. Sometimes frozen french fries can be coated in wheat or come into cross-contact with wheat. I personally used gluten-free crinkle cut sweet potato fries by Ore Ida.

If you’re unsure of how to check for food labels for gluten, remember the “CANS” and “BROWS” acronyms.

Sweet Potato Fry Casserole With Turkey and Cranberry - Dairy-Free Sweet Potato Casserole - Tayler Silfverduk, celiac dietitian

Ways to Enjoy Sweet Potato Fry Casserole

If you like sweet potatoes, then this gluten-free and dairy-free Sweet Potato Casserole is easily one of the most delicious casseroles you will eat. It’s also an easily modifiable recipes. Below are a few creative ways to enjoy this gluten-free casserole recipe:

  • Swap out the green beans for frozen broccoli if you’re note a green bean fan.
  • Swap the ground turkey for ground beef to make this a gluten-free iron-rich recipe.
  • Use shredded chicken or leftover turkey instead of ground turkey. (Just skip the turkey browning step)
  • Make this recipe with a Scandinavian twist by using lingonberry sauce instead of cranberry sauce.
  • Not a fan of bitter berries? Swap the cranberry sauce for gluten-free cream of chicken soup. (Be aware this recipe will no longer be dairy-free if you do)
  • Make an extra batch to keep in your freezer for a rainy day.
  • Bring a serving to holiday dinners as your safe gluten-free meal.

Sweet Potato Fry Casserole

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Holidays, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: casserole
Keyword: gluten-free sweet potato fry casserole, sweet potato chicken casserole, sweet potato fry casserole
Servings: 6
Calories: 410kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 stalks celery, fresh and chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 apple, chopped
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 14 oz can of cranberry sauce
  • 32 oz bag of sweet potato fries, frozen
  • 16 oz can of green beans, drained or 16 oz frozen bag of green beans

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the oven to 350F
  • Add oil to a saute pan and begin cooking onions, apple, and celery until starting to become translucent.
    Cooking down vegetables for Sweet Potato Fry Casserole With Turkey and Cranberry
  • Add the ground turkey to the pan and brown it (or skip this step if using leftover turkey or shredded chicken)
    Browning Turkey for Sweet Potato Fry Casserole With Turkey and Cranberry
  • Add the cranberry sauce to the pan of
    Adding Cranberry Sauce
  • In a large casserole dish combine half of the bag of sweet potato fries, all of the cranberry sauce, green beans, and browned turkey with celery and onions.
    Combining ingredients for Sweet Potato Fry Casserole With Turkey and Cranberry into a Casserole Dish
  • Then layer the rest of the sweet potato fries on top of the casserole dish
    Sweet Potato Fry Casserole With Turkey and Cranberry with final layer of sweet potato fries
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes until bubbly and thickened
    Sweet Potato Fry Casserole With Turkey and Cranberry Final Product