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Awesome Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Awesome Sweet Potato Casserole

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"This recipe was given to me in the late 1980s by Diane Thornton in Jackson Mississippi. I have made it each year since, and when I bring it to gatherings people rave about it, so I bring it year after year. Some people say it's more like a desert than a side dish. All I know is that it's a standby for me and always gets a nod."

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Original recipe makes 1 9x13-inch baking dish Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins
  • READY IN

    50 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. Beat the pineapple, coconut, sweet potatoes, white sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, milk, and 1/2 cup melted butter together in a large mixing bowl until smooth. Pour mixture into the prepared pan; set aside. Mix the flour, brown sugar, 1/3 cup butter, and pecans in a bowl. Sprinkle pecan mixture over the batter.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the casserole is bubbly and the topping is browned, about 30 minutes.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • I always use fresh sweet potatoes that I have baked off in the oven ahead of time so they have plenty of time to cool. Be sure you put a pan under them in your oven because they tend to split and run everywhere and can really make a mess! I have never made this with canned yams, I'm not a fan, I guess it would work just as well.
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Reviews More Reviews

Apr 05, 2011

This was a great hit at my home that includes a very picky husband. i doubled the recipe and it was gone in 2 days! I didn't make any changes and followed the recipe exactly turned out AWESOME!!

 
Nov 24, 2011

It tasted fantastic. I made it almost exactly. I used a 20oz can of crushed pineapple but I pressed the liquid out and I just sprinkled some plain brown suger on top.

 

11 Ratings

Oct 02, 2011

This was sooo good. Your absolutly right it taste like a desert. My husband ate it as a desert with a glass of milk. I would cut back on the sugar, just because theres enough sugars from the pineapple and coconut. Overall an excellent side dish

 
Nov 24, 2012

Absolutely wonderful! I didn't change a thing and it was delicious! I make sweet potato casseroles frequently and this has to be my all time favorite. I made it for Thanksgiving and everyone who tried it raved about it. The guests asked for take home containers and told me that they couldn't wait to warm it up for leftovers. I agree that it does taste like a dessert but it is a fabulous compliment to a meal. Thanks so much for sharing!

 
Sep 26, 2012

This sweet potato casserole was really good. I only used half of the amount of white sugar, and I substituted shredded sweetened coconut for the flaked.

 
Dec 31, 2012

Awesome alternative to the traditional candied yams.

 
Dec 12, 2012

I made this for Thanksgiving and got great reviews. It is very sweet but amazing. I also used tht 20 oz can of pineapple and half white sugar and half brown. Fantastic.

 
Dec 14, 2013

I made this for thanksgiving and it was the only dish that didn't have leftovers. It was fantastic! I was so surprised by how much I liked it and by how much everyone else liked it. I've been told its required for Christmas too. Thanks so much for this delicious new addition to our family get togethers.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 397 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 45.5 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 52 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 23.8 g
  • 37%
  • Fiber
  • 3.7 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 123 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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