Food Recipes Sweet Potato Casserole With Coconut 3.5 (190) 10 Reviews This tropical twist on sweet potato casserole is sure to have your dinner guests coming back for seconds. By Charlyne Mattox Charlyne Mattox Charlyne Mattox is the food and crafts director at Country Living and former staff food editor at Real Simple. Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on August 20, 2022 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Chris Court Hands On Time: 15 mins Total Time: 1 hrs 20 mins Yield: 8 serves Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces kosher salt 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut ½ cup packed light brown sugar ½ cup chopped pecans ½ cup granulated sugar ⅓ cup whole milk ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces 3 large eggs 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract Directions Place the potatoes in a large pot and add enough cold water to cover. Bring to a boil and add 2 teaspoons salt. Reduce heat and simmer until very tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot. Meanwhile, heat oven to 325°F. In a small bowl, combine the coconut, brown sugar, pecans, and ½ teaspoon salt. Add the granulated sugar, milk, butter, eggs, vanilla, and ½ teaspoon salt to the potatoes and mash until smooth. Transfer the mixture to an 8-inch square or another shallow 2-quart baking dish and sprinkle with the coconut mixture. Bake until heated through (tent loosely with foil if the top browns too quickly), 30 to 35 minutes. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 446 Calories 23g Fat 57g Carbs 6g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 446 % Daily Value * Total Fat 23g 29% Saturated Fat 12g 60% Cholesterol 110mg 37% Sodium 464mg 20% Total Carbohydrate 57g 21% Total Sugars 39g Protein 6g Calcium 79mg 6% Iron 2mg 11% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.