My daughter, Jazlyn, is anaphylactic to egg, dairy, peanuts, and tree nuts. When she was first diagnosed, I found it very difficult to find recipes and foods that didn't taste like "allergy" food. Over the last 15 years I have had a lot of fun developing and changing recipes so that they are safe for her. I love to share my recipes so that other families can realize how yummy "allergy" foods can taste. You don't have to sacrifice taste or your favorite foods, you just have to rethink how to make them. I made a promise to Jazzy that I would do my very best to find a way for her to eat any food she wants to try. So far I have been able to keep that promise. I hope your family enjoys these recipes as much as we do.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Microwave Sweet Potato Casserole

This sweet potato casserole is a favorite at all of our holiday meals. It is very simple to prepare and has an amazing flavor. Another plus, it's prepared in the microwave, leaving the oven for the other foods. It also reheats very well.

Microwave Sweet Potato Casserole

2 (40 oz each) cans vaccuum-packed sweet potatoes
16 oz can crushed pineapple, drained
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1/4 cup dairy-free margarine, softened
1/4 tsp salt
4 tbsp dairy-free margarine
1 cup brown sugar

Mash the sweet potatoes in a 2-3 quart oval or round baking dish that fits in your microwave. Stir in the pineapple, marshmallows, 1/4 cup margarine and salt. In a small bowl, microwave the 4 tbsp margarine until melted. Stir in the brown sugar and sprinkle over the casserole. Cover and microwave for 10 minutes or until hot.


  1. I made this and it was TERRIFIC! my dairy allergic 3yo and normal 4 yo wouldn't eat it, but me and my husband LOVED IT!!! LOL

  2. Thank you, this is one of my very favorites. That happens to me too, I'll be thrilled because I tried something new that I though Jazzy would love and she just isn't impressed. However, I make all of the meals, baking, etc. to be safe for Jazzy. If she eats it or not, at least it's safe.