Pretzel-Topped Sweet Potatoes

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.


12 servings

Updated: Nov. 25, 2023
Everyone I've shared this recipe with says it's the tastiest way to serve sweet potatoes. I like to make it for special dinners and even for brunch as a colorful go-with dish. The mingled sweet, tart and salty flavors are an unusual treat. —Sue Mallory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Pretzel-Topped Sweet Potatoes Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 cups chopped pretzel rods (about 13)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter, melted, divided
  • 1 can (2-1/2 pounds) sweet potatoes, drained
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a large bowl, combine pretzels, pecans, cranberries, brown sugar and 1/2 cup butter; set aside.
  2. In another large bowl, beat sweet potatoes until smooth. Add milk, sugar, vanilla and remaining butter; beat until blended well.
  3. Spoon into a greased shallow 2-qt. baking dish; sprinkle with pretzel mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 350° until the edges are bubbly, 25-30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 484 calories, 24g fat (11g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 606mg sodium, 66g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 4g fiber), 5g protein.