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

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It's great to be able to make a tempting sweet potato dish well ahead by putting it in the slow cooker. This tasty recipe includes sweet coconut and crunchy pecans. It's yummy! —Rebecca Clark, Warrior, Alabama
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flaked coconut
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 188 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 230mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein .


  1. In a small bowl, mix the first six ingredients. Place sweet potatoes in a 3-qt. slow cooker coated with cooking spray; sprinkle with brown sugar mixture. Drizzle with butter.
  2. Cook, covered, on low 5-6 hours or until sweet potatoes are tender. Turn off slow cooker. Sprinkle marshmallows over potatoes; let stand, covered, 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Coconut-Pecan Sweet Potatoes in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2008, p77

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chin-chilla 163800
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2014

"I made these for Thanksgiving and they were really easy to make make and super delicious!"

JudithRN3 115771
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2012

"These sweets were delicious and not only easy, but it freed-up my oven for turkey and other dishes that had to be warmed-up(I tried this recipe for Thanksgiving). I will definately put sweet potatoes in my crock-pot from now on!

I used 7 qt crock, 5 lbs potatoes, & increased all ingredients appropriately. the only other ingredient I added was 3 tbsp O.J. and eliminated white sugar.
Thanks for sharing this fantastic recipe!"

lizalvis 102202
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2011

"I tried this at Thanksgiving...and was disapointed. My guests were used to the traditional mashed sweet potato casserole. Although this had a good flavor, what was lacking was the texture. I actually ended up mashing the leftovers adding more sugar and re-baking them in a casserole dish."

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