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Butter-Pecan Sweet Potatoes Recipe

I’ve been trying new ways to cook sweet potatoes and these Butter Pecan Sweet Potatoes are by far my favorite!
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Side Dish, potato side dish, side dish, Sweet Potato Recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 466kcal


  • large pot
  • 9x13 Inch Baking Dish


  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • 4 Tablespoons butter cut into small pieces
  • 4 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • cup pecan pieces


  • Boil the sweet potatoes in a large pot of water until they are tender inside (30 to 40 minutes)
  • After they are done boiling, let them cool and then peel them.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut the potatoes lengthwise and then slice crosswise 1/2 inch thick.
  • Put half of the cut potatoes on the bottom of a 9×13 pan. Place 2 Tablespoons of butter, 2 Tablespoons of brown sugar, and 1/3 of the pecan pieces over the first layer of sweet potatoes. Repeat and layer the rest of your sweet potatoes, butter, brown sugar and pecans. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
  • Let cool a little before serving!


  • Walnuts would also work in place of pecans


Calories: 466kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 228mg | Potassium: 855mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 32423IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 2mg