Pecan Crumb Sweet Potatoes elevates mashed sweet potatoes to a new level! Our easy mashed sweet potatoes recipe is flavored with brown sugar and cinnamon, topped with a buttery pecan crumb topping and baked to perfection. An ultimate side dish recipe for the holidays and entertaining!
Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe
Is it a side dish or is it a dessert? Our sweet potato casserole with pecan streusel is so decadent that every mouthful is filled with creamy sweet potatoes and buttery cinnamon crumbs making it the perfect combination of a side dish and a dessert!
Be prepared this holiday season to wow your guests with this over-the-top sweet potato casserole with pecans. Treat yourself and your guests to this side dish that’s bursting with buttery notes and a hint of nutty pecan crunch. Best of all, sweet potatoes are good for you too!
Sweet Potato FAQ’s
Are sweet potatoes healthy for you?
Yes, sweet potatoes are healthy for you. One medium sweet potato provides the following:
- 400% of your daily needs for vitamin A
- large amounts of fiber and potassium
- Vitamins C, B-6 and E
Also, a sweet potato:
- Is high in antioxidants
- May reduce the risk of developing cancer
- May delay aging
Why are sweet potatoes better for you than regular potatoes?
Although regular white potatoes are lower in sugar and fat, sweet potatoes contain fewer calories and less carbs.
Pass the mashed sweet potatoes with brown sugar please!
Ingredients you will need to make this recipe
- sweet potatoes
- dark brown sugar
- ground cinnamon
- kosher salt
- granulated sugar
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Easy Side Dish Recipes
Every holiday season needs delicious side dishes and I always love adding a new recipe to my lineup. Here are some of my favorites!
Smashed Brussels Sprouts With Crispy Prosciutto will be your new go-to side dish recipe for special occasions! Smashed sprouts are roasted with two cheeses and then topped with crispy prosciutto for the ultimate side dish recipe!
I don’t limit my menu to just one kind of potato. I’ll include Panko Garlic Mashed Potatoes with my sweet potatoes. these mashed potatoes combine buttery creaminess with the perfect crunchy topping of panko breadcrumbs, parsley and butter!
Take your salad to a new level with Pomegranate Apple Mixed Greens With Walnut-Crusted Goat Cheese! Greens are lightly tossed in a perfectly balanced Pomegranate Vinaigrette and topped with apple slices, pomegranate arils and fancy goat cheese rounds.
Buttery Green Beans With Glazed Pecans sautéed with red onion and garlic, simmered in white wine, tossed with buttery goodness and crowned with glazed pecans are all dressed up and ready to party!
Baby carrots simmer in honey with a hint of cinnamon and crystallized ginger for a sweet side dish. Gingered Cinnamon Honey Glazed Carrots will be a favorite vegetable recipe for holidays and all year long too!
Slices of potatoes are gently boiled in a shallot cream mixture and then layered with cheese and baked to a cheesy, creamy perfection in our Golden Potatoes Au Gratin recipe.
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Pecan Crumb Sweet Potatoes elevates mashed sweet potatoes to a new level! An easy recipe for creamy mashed sweet potatoes flavored with brown sugar and cinnamon is topped with a buttery pecan crumb topping and baked to perfection. An ultimate side dish recipe for the holidays and entertaining!
Preheat oven to 425F. Arrange sweet potatoes on baking sheet. Bake 1 hour or until potatoes are tender. Let cool slightly and then remove and discard skins.
Reduce oven temperature to 350F.
Coat 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray. Mash potatoes, 1/3 cup brown sugar, 2 Tbs. butter, 1 tsp. cinnamon and kosher salt until smooth. Transfer to prepared baking dish.
In bowl combine flour, 1/3 cup granulated sugar, 1/3 cup brown sugar, pecans and 2 tsp. cinnamon until blended. Stir in 10 Tbs. melted butter until moist crumb mixture forms. Using hands shape into crumbs and arrange over sweet potatoes.
Bake 30-40 minutes or until crumbs are golden and mixture is heated through.
Makes 12 servings/6 cups.