Coconut-Pecan Sweet Potatoes Recipe
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Coconut-Pecan Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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These delicious sweet potatoes cook effortlessly in the slow cooker so you can tend to other things. Coconut gives this classic dish a new, mouthwatering flavor. —Raquel Haggard, Edmond, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds sweet potatoes (about 6 medium), peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup equals 211 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 103 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. Place sweet potatoes in a 5-qt. slow cooker coated with cooking spray. In a small bowl, combine pecans, coconut, sugars, butter, cinnamon and salt; sprinkle over potatoes.
  2. Cook, covered, on low 4 to 4-1/2 hours or until potatoes are tender. Stir in extracts. Yield: 12 servings (3/4 cup each).
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Land O'Lakes light stick butter.
Originally published as Coconut-Pecan Sweet Potatoes in Healthy Cooking October/November 2009, p49

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup equals 211 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 103 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed Oct. 26, 2012

Absolutely delicious! It's our new favorite. Tastes almost like dessert :)

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Reviewed Jul. 25, 2012

My husband loves this recipe. He is the king of junk food, but loved the flavor in this dish, and I loved that it had way less fat and calories than traditional sweet potato casseroles. Will definitely be making this part of our recipe rotations!

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Reviewed Nov. 25, 2011

my family loves sweet potatoes, so I have tried many recipes over the years. This one is by far The Best!

I definately will make this recipe again-it is a keeper-not just for the holidays, but for everyday use

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Reviewed Sep. 25, 2011

I do not care for sweet potatoes but had to have two helpings of these. I looked forward to them as leftover too!

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Reviewed Aug. 4, 2011

My husband loved these sweet potatoes! They're sweet, without being overly so, and the coconut and pecans complement the potatoes well.

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