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Bourbon Pecan Sweet Potatoes

Bourbon Pecan Sweet Potatoes are mashed sweet potatoes topped with sweetened, bourbon flavored pecans. Perfect for your holiday dinner table!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course 30 minutes or less, Side Dish, Thanksgiving recipe
Cuisine American, thanksgiving
Servings 4 people
Calories 507 kcal


Mashed Sweet Potatoes

  • 2 lbs sweet potatoes
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Bourbon Pecans

  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon bourbon


Mashed Sweet Potatoes

  • Prick sweet potatoes with a fork and wrap each in a damp paper towel. Place in the microwave and cook for 10 minutes or until softened and cooked through.
    2 lbs sweet potatoes
  • Remove from the microwave and let cool until able to be handled. Slice sweet potatoes in half and remove the insides with a spoon. Place in a bowl.
  • Add the milk, butter salt and pepper and mash until combined.
    ¼ cup milk, 2 tablespoon unsalted butter, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon pepper

Bourbon Pecans

  • Meanwhile melt the butter in a skillet over medium high heat. Once melted, stir in the brown sugar, cinnamon, dried sage and salt. Stir until combined.
    2 tablespoon unsalted butter, 2 tablespoon brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon dried sage, ½ teaspoon salt
  • Add the pecans, vanilla and bourbon and let cook for 10 minutes, until there is a syrup-like consistency from the butter and brown sugar.
    1 cup pecans, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 teaspoon bourbon
  • Spread the mashed sweet potatoes into an oven-safe dish and top with the pecan mixture. Serve immediately.
  • To make in advance: cover dish and refrigerate up to overnight. Let warm up on the counter for 30 minutes before baking in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes or until heated through.


Additions: cooked bacon would be delicious to add to the topping. Adjust salt and pepper to your tastes. For a sweeter dish, add 2 tablespoon of brown sugar into the sweet potatoes when mashing. 


Serving: 1servingCalories: 507kcalCarbohydrates: 57gProtein: 7gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 1007mgPotassium: 908mgFiber: 10gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 32570IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 119mgIron: 2mg

Recipes on Cookaholic Wife are for information purposes only. Nutritional Data provided has not been evaluated by a nutritionist.

Keyword bourbon pecan sweet potatoes, sweet potato bourbon casserole, sweet potatoes with bourbon
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