Sweet Potatoes With Sugared Pecans
sweet potatoes with sugared pecans

Sweet Potatoes With Sugared Pecans

Sweet potato recipe enhanced with crunchy sugared pecans! Try it as a Thanksgiving side dish, loaded with flavor to complete the meal.

The Story Behind the Recipe
10
servings
45 min
PREP TIME
1 hr 05 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Potatoes

6 medium (about 3 1/2 pounds) orange sweet potatoes or yams, cut into 2-inch chunks

3 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter

1 1/2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

Pecans

1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter

1/3 cup chopped pecans

2 tablespoons sugar

1/4 cup sliced green onions

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine sweet potatoes and enough water to cover in 4-quart saucepan. Cook over high heat 5-6 minutes or until water comes to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-high. Cook 30-35 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Drain. Cool slightly. Peel potatoes.

  2. STEP 2

    Heat oven to 375°F.

  3. STEP 3

    Place sweet potatoes and all remaining potato ingredients into bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until smooth.

  4. STEP 4

    Spoon potato mixture into lightly greased 2-quart casserole. Cover; bake 20-25 minutes or until heated through.

  5. STEP 5

    Melt 1 tablespoon butter in small nonstick skillet until sizzling; add pecans and sugar. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, 2-3 minutes or until pecans are golden. Remove from heat.

  6. STEP 6

    Sprinkle potatoes with pecans and green onion, just before serving.

Tip #1

- To make ahead, prepare sweet potato mixture and pecans as directed. Do not bake sweet potato mixture; cover and refrigerate. Before meal time, heat oven to 375°F.; bake as directed. Just before serving, sprinkle with pecans and onions.

Nutrition

150Calories
7Fat (mg)
10Cholesterol (mg)
240Sodium (mg)
20Carbohydrates (g)
3Dietary Fiber
2Protein (g)

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  October 25, 2017

I made this for Thanksgiving and was surprised at how easy it was to make with fresh sweet potatoes. Our guests thought it tasted good.

— says Beth
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  November 27, 2013

This is a definite hit. I added a bit of crumbled bacon to the topping . . .YUM!

— says Dee
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