Coconut-Pecan Sweet Potatoes

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours


12 servings (2/3 cup each)

Updated: Sep. 01, 2023
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
Coconut-Pecan Sweet Potatoes Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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 stick margarine, 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


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients; stir in melted margarine. 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.

Nutrition Facts

2/3 cup: 269 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 101mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 5g fiber), 3g protein.