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Coconut Pecan Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Our coconut pecan sweet potatoes recipe is absolutely divine! It has the tender sweet potatoes mixed with the refreshing flavors of coconut and a slight crunch from the pecans.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 hrs 30 mins
Total Time3 hrs 40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: classic family recipe, easy sweet potato recipe, thanksgiving recipe, Thanksgiving side dish recipe
Servings: 8
Calories: 335kcal


  • Slow Cooker
  • Non-stick Cooking Spray
  • Medium Mixing Bowl
  • Fork


  • 6 Sweet Potatoes Peeled and diced
  • ½ cup pecans
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • cup sugar
  • cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch salt


  • Place potatoes in a slow cooker that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Place pecans, coconut, brown sugar, white sugar, melted butter, cinnamon, and salt in a small bowl. Mix with a fork until completely combined.
  • Pour pecan mixture over top of the potatoes.
  • Cook on high for 3 1/2 - 4 hours until potatoes are tender.
  • Serve warm.


PRO TIP: By spraying it down with nonstick cooking spray you can keep the sweet potatoes from sticking and burning in the bottom of the pan. Or you can always use the slow cooker liners, they also make cleaning up a breeze!


Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 161mg | Potassium: 628mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 24224IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 1mg