Sweet potato pudding is a delicious, old-fashioned side dish perfect for your next holiday meal. With its delightful combination of flavors and textures, this pudding will be a hit among your family and friends.

Similar to corn pudding, sweet potato pudding features grated sweet potatoes mixed and baked to create a colorful, scrumptious dish. In this article, we’ll share an easy sweet potato pudding recipe that you can enjoy at your upcoming holiday gatherings.


  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 cups sweet potato (raw – peeled and grated like for potato latkes)
  • 1 can (13 oz.) evaporated milk
  • ½ cup whole milk (do not use skim milk, or the pudding will be runny)
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup butter or margarine (melted)
  • 1 cup coconut (flaked type)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix the eggs and sugar well. You can use a hand or stand mixer at this point.
  2. Add both types of milk, cinnamon, salt, and butter. Mix well.
  3. Stir in shredded sweet potato and coconut. Wait until the last minute to shred the sweet potato because it can discolor like white potatoes.
  4. Pour the mixture into a lightly greased or Pam-sprayed medium-sized casserole dish (9 x 9 or similar).
  5. Bake for an hour at 350 degrees F or until the center is set. The edges may be very lightly brown, but this is a light-colored side dish when done – light orange with a glow.

Additional Sweet Potato Recipes to Try

If you’re looking for more sweet potato recipes to add to your repertoire, consider these favorite Southern sweet potato dishes:

  • Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallow and Pecan Topping: A classic holiday side dish, this casserole combines sweet potatoes with a sweet, crunchy topping made of marshmallows and pecans.
  • Sweet Potato Pie: A Southern dessert staple, sweet potato pie features a creamy sweet potato filling in a buttery crust.
  • Candied Sweet Potatoes: Glazed with butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon, candied sweet potatoes are an indulgent treat that’s perfect for the holiday season.
  • Sweet Potato Biscuits: Add a twist to your traditional biscuits by incorporating mashed sweet potatoes for added flavor and moisture.


Sweet potato pudding is a delightful addition to your holiday menu, providing a tasty and colorful side dish that everyone will love. This easy recipe is sure to become a family favorite, so give it a try at your next holiday meal. Enjoy the warm flavors of sweet potatoes, cinnamon, and coconut, and don’t forget to explore other sweet potato dishes for even more culinary inspiration.