I have a wonderful Sweet Potato Casserole recipe for you today. Just in time for Christmas! Sweet Potato Casserole with Coconut Praline Topping is absolutely heavenly. This decadent side dish is sweet enough to serve for dessert! It’s actually a really easy recipe, too, only using a handful of ingredients. This recipe uses canned yams, although you can bake your own if you desire. The topping consists of coconut, pecans and Corn Flakes! It’s crunchy and adds just the perfect touch to the casserole.
Back in April we had some neighbors up one street from us invite us over for dinner. Linda outdid herself with lots of delicious items on the menu. We loved that meal. She allowed me to borrow her home-published cookbook. I copied down recipe after recipe of things I wanted to try. This Sweet Potato Casserole was one of those recipes. I have plenty of Sweet Potato Casserole recipes but this one had an intriguing topping. Coconut, pecans and Corn Flakes! I couldn’t resist.
We hosted our weekly Friday night care group/Bible study for a Christmas dinner last Saturday. John picked up a spiral cut ham a few weeks ago on closeout. So I knew I was going to serve Apricot Glazed Ham. This is a staple at our house. We make it almost every year for the holidays. I served the ham, this lovely Sweet Potato Casserole with Coconut Praline Topping, a fantastic Cracked Out Green Bean Casserole and “That Good Salad.” The salad, Green Bean Casserole and Sweet Potato recipes are all recipes from my neighbor Linda. On top of that I also made my Black Forest Dream Dessert.
The food around our table that night was so mouthwatering. Everyone else brought at least two dishes so we had our choice of appetizers, main course and sides as well as desserts. It was hard to stop eating. 🙂 Believe me when I say everything was pretty drool-worthy.
If you’re looking for a quick and easy Sweet Potato Casserole for Christmas, this is the one to try! It’s really simple since it only uses 8 ingredients – and that includes the topping. I assure you, if you crank out this tasty side dish everyone will be coming back for seconds and thirds, and…..more. Enjoy.
Sweet Potato Casserole with Coconut Praline Topping is awesome.
This casserole bakes in about 30 minutes so it’s really quick and easy for the holidays.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients.
Drain yams (or sweet potatoes) and place in a large mixing bowl.
Mash with an electric mixer until sweet potatoes are smooth.
Add evaporated milk, sugar, eggs and part of the butter (melted).
Mix again with an electric mixer until smooth.
Spoon sweet potato mixture into a greased 9×13″ glass baking dish. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, as casserole is baking, prepare topping: Melt remaining butter. Place pecans, coconut and crushed Corn Flakes in a mixing bowl. Stir in melted butter.
Stir topping ingredients to combine.
Remove casserole from oven.
Spread topping evenly over top of hot casserole.
Bake an additional 15 minutes at 400 degrees.
Here’s the recipe.
SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE WITH COCONUT PRALINE TOPPING
(Recipe adapted from Linda Stiles, Ovilla, TX)
Our company raved over these sweet potatoes.
One of the gals said she felt this was like eating dessert. So yummy.