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


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

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 211 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 103mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein .


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients; stir in melted butter. Place sweet potatoes in a 5-qt. slow cooker coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with pecan mixture.
  2. Cook, covered, on low 4 to 4-1/2 hours or until potatoes are tender. Stir in extracts. Yield: 12 servings (2/3 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

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Orbs 250274
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2016

"I used almond slices instead of pecans; and left out the sugar. Delicious recipe with the coconut flavor. Thanks, Raquel, for sharing this recipe."

rae777 215845
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2014

"Delicious! We loved them so much at Thanksgiving, that I am making them for Christmas!"

rohanss 108883
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2012

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

lutherallie 157339
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!"

JudithRN3 155425
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"

Kelly F 169423
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!"

Lynnette68 98682
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."

williamsegraves 133894
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2011

"These were REMARKABLE!!! My guests slurped this dish down faster than the several others I made. The tastes are very delicious, sweet, and savory! Over 8 different people asked me for this recipe. This dish is in my permanent file!"

mary klug 81713
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2010

"Liked the flavors alot. Did not like the coconut so I will omit it the next time I make this. Otherwise a good recipe."

Corely 157336
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2010

"This recipe is very delicious and easy. Members of the family that will not eat sweet potatoes raved about these!!!"

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