Butter Pecan Sweet Potatoes


I wanted to make a healthy dinner, but also one that tastes good. I am good with salad or kale most evenings, but husband prefers a bit more… substance. So tonight we had a blackberry and kale salad, brown rice, and butter pecan sweet potatoes. Here’s the potato recipe! Easy, yummy, and healthy. What’s better than that?

Butter Pecan Sweet Potaotes


  • 8 medium sweet potatoes (5 lbs.), or one per person
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 2 tbs brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup pecan pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Peel potatoes and quarter lengthwise; slice crosswise 1/2 inch thick. On a baking sheet, toss potatoes with olive oil ); season with salt.
  2. Cook until potatoes are tender, tossing occasionally, 25-30 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle with butter, brown sugar, and pecan pieces, dividing evenly. Bake until sugar is carmelized and hard, about 10 minutes. Toss gently; serve immediately. Serves 8.

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