Sweet Potato Streusel Casserole with Coconut


Sweet potatoes have been a holiday staple for many years and score 101 next to the regular white potato. Combining them with a coconut streusel topping is simply a divine union! This is the ultimate favorite holiday recipe not only for my immediate family, but hands down, my dad's too! I'm sure you'll receive a 5-star rating!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
1 9x11-inch dish


  • cooking spray

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup milk

  • 2 eggs

  • cup butter, cubed

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Streusel Topping:

  • 1 cup chopped pecans

  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut

  • ¾ cup lightly packed brown sugar

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • cup butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray a 9x11-inch casserole dish with cooking spray.

  2. Place sweet potatoes into a large pot and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain and measure 3 cups sweet potatoes; transfer back into the pot. Reserve remaining sweet potatoes for another use.

  3. Mix white sugar, milk, eggs, cubed butter, and vanilla extract into sweet potatoes using an electric mixer until completely smooth. Pour mixture into the prepared dish.

  4. Combine pecans, coconut, brown sugar, flour, and melted butter in a bowl until evenly mixed and crumbly; sprinkle evenly over sweet potato mixture.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until topping is browned, 20 to 30 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

You can make this dish ahead of time. Just cover and refrigerate until you're ready to bake it. Allow the casserole to come to room temperature, then bake for 20 to 30 minutes.

Use fresh rather than canned sweet potatoes.

Editor's Note:

Please note the differences in ingredient amounts and servings size when using the magazine version of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

384 Calories
20g Fat
50g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 384
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 9g 46%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 152mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 32g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 1mg 7%
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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