Coconut Broiled Sweet Potatoes Recipe


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time30 Min
Ready In40 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings12
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Sweet potatoes8 Medium
 Flaked coconut1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs), divided
 Firmly packed brown sugar1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Butter/Margarine1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), melted
 Whipping cream1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Maraschino cherries8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 237 Calories from Fat 97

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 11 g17.3%

Saturated Fat 8.6 g43%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 17 mg

Sodium 62.9 mg2.6%

Total Carbohydrates 33 g11%

Dietary Fiber 4.6 g18.2%

Sugars 15.5 g

Protein 2 g4.5%

Vitamin A 286.1% Vitamin C 4.2%

Calcium 4.6% Iron 5.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Add sweet potatoes in boiling water and cook for 20-25 till the potatoes are tender.
2. Cool the potatoes. Peel and cut them in halves, lengthwise.
3. In a 13- x 9- x 2-inch baking dish add oil to grease. Arrange the potatoes in the dish.
4. Sprinkle a cup of coconut.
5. Add butter, brown sugar and whipping cream.
6. Pour this ready mixture on the sweet potatoes.
7. Top the dish with cherries and 1/2 cup coconut.
8. Broil for 2-3 inches at least 5 inches away from heat so that the potatoes are lightly browned.

9. Serve coconut broiled sweet potatoes sprinkled with additional coconut.