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Hawaiian Style Thanksgiving Yam Casserole Recipe

Kauai Hawaii recipes ThanksgivingWant to break free from grandma’s marshmallow yam casserole? This Hawaiian Style recipe uses macadamia nuts and toasted coconut to add a little island flair to your sweet potatoes and brings the flavors of Hawaii to you dinner table on Thanksgiving. This recipe is also dairy-free and easy to make.


4-6 yams
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 c coconut milk
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp cinnamon
½ c brown sugar


¼ c coconut oil
3 Tbls all-purpose flour
¾ c tightly packed brown sugar
½ c chopped macadamia nuts
½ c unsweetened shredded coconut


1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9×13 baking dish.
2.) Peel, then bake or steam the yams until soft. Mash in a large bowl and allow to cool.
3.) Add salt, coconut milk, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, and sugar and stir into the yams. 4.)Transfer to the baking dish.
5.) In a medium bowl, mix coconut oil, flour, brown sugar, macadamia nuts and shredded coconut. Sprinkle over the yam mixture.
6.)Bake for 30 minutes or until topping is crisp and lightly browned.

Happy Holidays!

8 replies
  1. Priscilla Tapangco
    Priscilla Tapangco says:

    I baked this for Thanksgiving supper and it was an absolute hit! I combined white sweet potato & yam 50/50. It worked well together. I also added a third egg, yolk only for an added custard taste. That worked well too! This recipe is a repeat for me. I’m baking one right now in the oven using pumpkin and sweet potato. It’s snowing outside and didn’t feel like going to town to buy yams. I’m thinking pumpkin will do. Thank you for posting this delicious recipe!

  2. Carol
    Carol says:

    Sounds good. I have never cared for the marshmallow/yam/sweet potato dishes. We have always cut “steak fry” style wedges of sweet potatoes, coated them with olive oil, cajun seasoning and baked them. This would be a nice change.

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