Back to Sweet Potato Puff

Print Options


Card Sizes

Sweet Potato Puff Recipe

Sweet Potato Puff Recipe

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. YIELD:8 servings


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


  • 1. In a bowl, beat sweet potatoes, sugar, butter, eggs, milk and vanilla until fluffy. Stir in coconut.
  • 2. 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. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 475 calories, 24 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 93 mg cholesterol, 202 mg sodium, 63 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Reviews for Sweet Potato Puff

Sort By :
Reviewed 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!"

Reviewed 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!"

Reviewed 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."

Reviewed 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"

Reviewed Mar. 8, 2012

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

Reviewed 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...."

Reviewed Apr. 24, 2011

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

Reviewed Dec. 29, 2010

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

Reviewed Nov. 22, 2010

"This is the only way to eat sweet potatoes!"

Reviewed Oct. 27, 2010

"This recipe is always requested for family gatherings and it always disappears quickly."

Reviewed Jan. 12, 2009

"I always receive requests for this recipe whenever I bring it to get-togethers."

Reviewed Dec. 18, 2008

"This is an excellent side dish!! my family requests this every holiday. I do leave out the coconut and the pecans. We love it!!!"

Loading Image