Sweet Potato Soufflé Is the Thanksgiving Dessert You Need

Sweet Potato Souffle

You’ve mastered the classic sweet potato casserole, now try your hand at another spud-tastic dessert: sweet potato soufflé. It’s just sweet enough to highlight the natural flavor of the potatoes, and it’s light, airy texture ensures you’ll have plenty of room for a second serving of Thanksgiving turkey later on.

Sweet Potato Soufflé

Yield: 4-6 servings


  • 1½ pounds sweet potatoes, cooked and peeled
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoons salt
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3 egg whites, room temperature
  • Butter and 2 tablespoons sugar, for coating baking dish
  • Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Butter a 2-quart soufflé dish, or an oven-proof dish with high, straight sides. Add in 2 tablespoons of sugar and turn the dish to coat the sides. Shake out any excess sugar and use a paper towel to remove any butter and sugar from the top ½” of the dish.

    2. In a food processor, blend potatoes, brown sugar, honey, spices, milk and egg yolks until very smooth.

    3. In a large bowl, beat egg whites until they reach soft peaks. Add the potato mixture to the egg whites and fold together until the mixture is uniform and well-combined. Pour into prepared souffle dish.

    4. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until soufflé is mostly set when you jiggle it. Serve immediately.

    Good to Know: The soufflé will start to fall as it cools, so it should be brought to the table immediately after it comes out of the oven. That said, it will still taste delicious and retain some of its lightness even after it has cooled to room temperature.

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    20 Responses to “Sweet Potato Soufflé Is the Thanksgiving Dessert You Need”

    1. Belinda

      #45220 Really think I need to make this. Just wonder if the can be for a gluten free family…

    2. AilisAghnara58

      I will try it, however, since I’m a Vegan I will have to make some substitutions. Yet it does sound yummy!

      • Lisa Fedele

        45212 AilisAghnara58 What substitutes will you use? My daughter is vegan but I don’t know what to use in place of the eggs. I’ve used applesauce in the past, or an egg substitute powder, but what about the egg whites? Thanks for your help.

        • Customer Service

          Hi AilisAghnara58,

          You have a few options to replace the eggs in a recipe. You can use applesauce as you have in the past, ground flax seed also works (1 part ground flax seed to 3 ports water,
          the liquid from garbanzo beans or commercial egg replacer. Here is a link to one I like quite a bit made by Bob’s Red Mill.
          Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer (https://www.bobsredmill.com/gluten-free-vegan-egg-replacer.html) – follow the directions on the package.
          Egg whites are not vegan and will not work as a vegan substitute.
          Happy Baking!
          Chef Colette

    3. Jo-Anne MacRoberts

      It looks wonderful, I just tasted sweet potatoes, I’ve never had it , in the last 10 years my in laws
      have had it,so I tried it & loved it.so I’m going to try this souffle, YUMMY. THANKS JO-JO