Yams or sweet potatoes are popular Hawaiian island fare, made more festive for luaus and other celebrations with the addition of typical, homegrown Hawaiian flavors.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
55 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
4 cups
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place yams into a large pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and allow to steam dry for a minute or two.

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  • Return yams to the cooking pot, and mash with juice until smooth. Pack mashed yams into a 3 quart casserole dish, dot with butter, then sprinkle with brown sugar and nuts. Loosely cover with aluminum foil.

  • Bake in preheated oven until hot and bubbly, 35 to 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

321 calories; protein 2.9g 6% DV; carbohydrates 58.1g 19% DV; fat 9.5g 15% DV; cholesterol 7.6mg 3% DV; sodium 40.5mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2008
This recipe is recommended. I added a pinch of cinnamon. My family liked it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/23/2008
it was ok - I had a laua and had these....prob won't make them again but they did serve it's purpose Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2008
This recipe is recommended. I added a pinch of cinnamon. My family liked it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/11/2009
We had a Hawaiian themed dinner. This was good for the theme but I prefer traditional sweet potatoes. I don't care for macademia nuts but in this dish it was pretty good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2008
I liked it! I added some leftover coconut milk (about 1/2 cup)and mixed it with the pineapple juice instead of orange juice. I also added cinnamon. I prefer it over the traditional marshmallow yam casserole. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/23/2008
it was ok - I had a laua and had these....prob won't make them again but they did serve it's purpose Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
10/23/2007
It wasn't great it wasn't bad. - average flavor Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2012
This is really good. I used 1/2 cup pineapple juice and 1/2 cup coconut milk. I also always use the stick blender to blend sweet potatoes/yams to smooth them out. This is divine. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2012
I made this for our early Thanksgiving today and it was really good! I would probably up the brown sugar and lower the OJ blend next time but it was very tasty. I used canned sweet potatos (shh...). Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2019
More pineapple used crushed out of the can and it was very good. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/01/2015
I made this for the requested yam dish at Thanksgiving. This was simple and light. I'd make it again. Read More
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