Butter-Pecan Sweet Potatoes

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Nov. 18, 2012

Nothing better than this combo of sweet potatoes, brown sugar, butter and pecans... just like candy - except it's vegetables!


Sweet potato 4 Medium
Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
Coarse salt To Taste
Butter 2 Tablespoon , cut into small pieces
Light brown sugar 2 Tablespoon
Chopped pecans 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Cayenne pepper 1/2 Teaspoon



1. Preheat oven to 400 degree F.

2. Peel and cut potatoes lengthwise into half. Then chop each piece crosswise into ½-inch thick chunks.

3. On a baking tray, lay potato pieces. Sprinkle olive oil and salt. Toss to coat well.


4. Place the baking tray in the oven, and bake for 25-30 minutes or until tender. Turn potato pieces once while baking, about ½ the way through.

5. Sprinkle butter, brown sugar, pecan, and cayenne pepper on top.

6. Pop baking tray back into the oven, and bake for additional 10 minutes or until sugar is caramelized and hard.


7. Serve butter-pecan sweet potatoes hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Ready In: 40 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 345Calories from Fat 179

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 21 g32.3%

Saturated Fat 5 g25%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 166 mg6.92%

Total Carbohydrates 39 g13%

Dietary Fiber 5 g20%

Sugars 14 g

Protein 3 g6%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet