These coconut yams are the perfect side dish for your Thanksgiving dinner! It’s such an easy recipe (your kids could even help!) and it’s almost like a dessert! If you’re looking for a yummy sweet potato recipe for Thanksgiving, this is it!
After my husband and I got married, we spent our first Thanksgiving with his family. His mom made the most amazing sweet potato dish that I just thought was the bomb.
Last year we were able to celebrate Thanksgiving at his mom’s house and we were again lucky enough to be blessed with her delicious yams. I tried to find the recipe when she was at work the next day, but alas, I could not. So I manned up a few weeks ago and just asked her to send it and of course she did.
One of the best parts of this recipe (besides the obvious deliciousness of it) is that it’s super easy. If you’re busy with other things in your kitchen, your husband or kids could probably even make it all by themselves. That’s how easy it is!
Now yams are basically a vegetable, so I’m going to go ahead and say that this recipe is pretty much healthy (haha). And even though I’m not a huge coconut fan, it is by far one of my favorite Thanksgiving dishes. It’s almost a dessert because it’s so sweet, gooey, and delicious, but I’m going to call it a side so you can still have several pieces of pie afterwards!
- 2 (29 oz) cans yams, drained
- ¼ cup melted butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 Tbsp. vanilla
- ¾ cup milk
- 3 eggs, lightly scrambled
- 1½ cup coconut flakes
- 1½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup flour
- 6 Tbsp. butter
- Combine yams, melted butter, sugar, vanilla, milk, and eggs in an 8x8" baking dish.
- In a small bowl, combine coconut, brown sugar, lour, and butter.
- Sprinkle over yam mixture.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes.
Seriously, if you are going to make a sweet potato dish this Thanksgiving, make it this one. It’s so sweet and is the perfect side to serve with your Thanksgiving turkey. Trust me, everyone will be begging you to make it again next year!