"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." — T Head
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1 (8 ounce) can
crushed pineapple, drained
1/2 (14 ounce) bag
flaked coconut, or more to taste
cooked mashed sweet potatoes
firmly packed brown sugar
finely chopped pecans
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!!
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.
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
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!
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.
Awesome alternative to the traditional candied yams.
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.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Awesome Sweet Potato Casserole
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 214
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