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Coconut Spiced Sweet Potato Casserole

Course Side Dish
Keyword Thanksgiving
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 286 kcal


Sweet Potato Casserole

  • 6 cups sweet potatoes peeled, cut into 2" pieces
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup light coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces crushed pineapple undrained
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup walnuts toasted

Meringue Topping

  • 2 large egg whites at room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup organic sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Place sweet potatoes in a large saucepan, and cover with water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and cook on medium-low until fork-tender, about 15 minutes. Drain well, and place in a large mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat sweet potatoes until smooth. Add maple syrup, coconut milk, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, and salt, and beat until well combined. Add pineapple and mix well.

  3. Spread sweet potato mixture in a lightly oiled pie dish or square pan (or divide among ovenproof ramekins for an extra elegant presentation). Sprinkle coconut and walnuts on top of sweet potato casserole. Bake in oven for 25-30 minutes until warmed through. Remove from oven and set aside until ready to top with meringue.

  4. Meanwhile, prepare meringue topping. Beat egg whites and salt in a medium bowl until soft peaks form. Slowly add sugar in a steady stream, while beating, until stiff peaks form.

    Coconut Spiced Sweet Potato Casserole
  5. Spoon or pipe meringue on top of sweet potato casserole. 

    Coconut Spiced Sweet Potato Casserole
  6. Place sweet potato casserole on oven rack in top third of oven. Broil about 30 seconds, leaving the oven door partially open and watching carefully to prevent burning.  Meringue burns quickly!

Nutrition Facts
Coconut Spiced Sweet Potato Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 286 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 398mg17%
Potassium 581mg17%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 18890IU378%
Vitamin C 6.8mg8%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.