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Coconut-Pecan Sweet Potatoes

These delicious sweet potatoes cook effortlessly in the slow cooker so you can tend to other things. Coconut gives the classic a fresh twist. —Raquel Haggard, Edmond, Oklahoma
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
  • Makes
    12 servings (2/3 cup each)


  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded 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


  • In a small bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients; stir in melted butter. Place sweet potatoes in a 5-qt. slow cooker coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with pecan mixture.
  • Cook, covered, on low 4 to 4-1/2 hours or until potatoes are tender. Stir in extracts.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested with Land O'Lakes light stick butter.
Nutrition Facts
2/3 cup: 211 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 103mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • kstp
    Dec 31, 2019

    Made this for a holiday potluck where many people needed a gluten free recipe. It was a hit!! Very tasty and I loved the hint of coconut flavor.

  • Klkeegan
    Nov 17, 2016

    Is the coconut sweetened coconut or unsweetened?

  • Orbs
    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
    Dec 25, 2014

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

  • rohanss
    Oct 26, 2012

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

  • lutherallie
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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!