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Sweet Potato Puff

I prepare this sweet potato dish mostly around the holidays, but it's good anytime. For added convenience, you can prepare it the night before and just pop it in the oven the next day. It's a joy to serve this delicious fluffy casserole to my five children and their families.—Fay Miller, Denham Springs, Louisiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 3 cups cold mashed sweet potatoes (without added milk or butter)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour


  • In a bowl, beat sweet potatoes, sugar, butter, eggs, milk and vanilla until fluffy. Stir in coconut.
  • Spoon into a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Combine topping ingredients until well blended; sprinkle over sweet potatoes. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 475 calories, 24g fat (12g saturated fat), 93mg cholesterol, 202mg sodium, 63g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • Kasha
    Dec 27, 2020

    left out the sugar in the sweet potato part. family loved it, will make again.

  • parksville
    Feb 23, 2014

    We loved this recipe. Although I used unsweetened coconut, we still found it a bit sweet for our tastes, so will cut back on the white sugar the next time. It can be made a day ahead then bring to room temp and bake. Yum, yum....will make this one again!

  • PoohGal79
    Jun 25, 2013

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  • sillycupcakegurrrl
    Feb 18, 2013

    I boiled sweet potatoes by accident for Thanksgiving and we needed something to use them up and my mom found this recipe and I love it every time she or I make it!

  • grandmaabbott
    Nov 21, 2012

    I have made this for Thanksgiving for several years. I first came across it in your earllier cookbooks. It is requested yearly. We love the leftovers too.

  • Debintucson
    Nov 19, 2012

    My mom made this one Thanksgiving and it was a hit ! A nice change from regular sweet potatoes. It is now a family favorite and a must for Thanksgiving. She left out the coconut ,I leave it in either way it is yummy. Reheats nicely too Give it a try you won't be disappointed

  • JoyOfDawn
    Mar 8, 2012

    I use this recipe all the time! It is awesome! I sometimes exchange the sweet potato for pumpkin or butternut squash.

  • Crowley's kitchen
    Dec 4, 2011

    OMG...this was soooo good. Even my grandchildren loved this dish. It will now be added to my Thanksgiving dinner menu for years to come. Thanks for sharing....

  • JoyOfDawn
    Apr 24, 2011

    Make this with Pumpkin and Butternut Squash as well. Love to have on all the Holidays!

  • melodious88
    Dec 29, 2010

    I left out the coconut, and the dish was delicious! It's a great side-dish for a big Christmas dinner.