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Honey-Pineapple Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Honey-Pineapple Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Pineapple chunks add unexpected, yet delicious bursts of tartness to naturally sweet sweet potatoes. Add pecans, if you'd like, for another layer of flavor that people will love. —Paula Mayo, Feedings Hills, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:13 servings


  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans, optional


  • 1. Place sweet potatoes and water in a 2-qt. microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 8-10 minutes or until potatoes are tender; drain.
  • 2. Drain crushed pineapple, reserving juice. In a large bowl, combine the crushed pineapple, pineapple chunks and sweet potatoes. Transfer to a 2-1/2-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. In a small bowl, combine honey and reserved juice; pour over sweet potatoes.
  • 3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 10 minutes. Stir; sprinkle with pecans if desired. Bake 15-20 minutes longer or until heated through. Yield: 13 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup (calculated without pecans) equals 105 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 7 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 2 starch.

Reviews for Honey-Pineapple Sweet Potatoes

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Reviewed Feb. 19, 2012

"Swwet potatoes did not cook evenly even though I increased the time--a lot of sweet potatoes--may have worked better to parboil them."

Reviewed Nov. 16, 2010

"This was just ok, nothing special. One tip if you decide to try this: skip the microwave and boil the sweet potatoes instead. Even stirring frequently they didn't cook evenly in the microwave."

Reviewed Nov. 14, 2010

"Excellent - served to guests and they all loved it!"

Reviewed Nov. 14, 2010

"I used canned sweet potatoes, no crushed pineapple and 20 oz. pineapple chunks. I also used brown sugar and a sprinkle of cinnamon. It turned out very well and we enjoyed it."

Reviewed Nov. 13, 2010

"This recipe is so simple. I prepared it according to the recipe, using locally 'grown' honey, and we LOVE it. It has become a MUST HAVE at Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners."

Reviewed Dec. 10, 2008

"Amazing! I had extra crushed pineapple so I used double the crushed and no tidbits. And no pecans...everyone loved it!"

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