Sweet Potato Crunch


This sweet potato crunch is a fun and yummy dish for Thanksgiving. People who don't eat sweet potatoes usually love it!

high angle view of a plated slice of sweet potato crunch with casserole dish in the background
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins


  • 6 sweet potatoes

  • cup butter

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • ½ cup milk

  • 2 large eggs, beaten

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Crunch Topping:

  • ¾ cup brown sugar

  • ¾ cup sweetened flaked coconut

  • ¾ cup chopped pecans

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 3 tablespoons melted butter


  1. Place sweet potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, 20 to 30 minutes. Drain and peel.

  2. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  3. Mash sweet potatoes, 1/3 cup butter, and white sugar together in a bowl. Beat milk, eggs, and vanilla into sweet potato mixture using an electric mixer until smooth; pour 1/2 of the mixture into a 9x13-inch casserole dish.

  4. Make the topping: Mix brown sugar, coconut, pecans, and flour together in a bowl; stir in 3 tablespoons melted butter until evenly coated. Sprinkle 1/2 of the topping over sweet potato mixture in the baking dish. Pour remaining sweet potato mixture over topping and sprinkle with remaining topping.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until cooked through and topping is lightly browned, about 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

315 Calories
18g Fat
35g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 315
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 149mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 369mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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