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Praline sweet potatoes in white dishes with forks beside them.
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Praline Sweet Potatoes

Are you looking for a sweet potato side that does not involve marshmallows? How about a praline sweet potato side instead? You will not regret serving these for your Thanksgiving meal!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: praline, sweet potato
Servings: 4
Author: Amy- A Red Spatula


  • baking sheet
  • ramekins or baking dish


  • 2 sweet potatoes My 2 were just a little over a pound for the 2 of them.
  • 1 cup pecans whole or pieces
  • 4 ounces butter
  • cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon


  • Wash your sweet potatoes, poke with a fork, and bake. I like to bake them on a baking sheet. Only bake until the are just barely tender.
  • Remove them from the oven and let them cool slightly. Once they are cool enough to touch, peel off the skins. Cube the potatoes into 1-inch cubes.
  • Divide them into the ramekins or baking dish. Sprinkle the pecans on top.
  • Next, add the butter and brown sugar to a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 1 minute. Mix in the cinnamon. This will be thick, don't worry, it finishes cooking in the oven. Spoon it over the top of the sweet potatoes.
  • You can have 2 choices. The first is you can bake this right away. 375 degrees for about 20 minutes.
  • Or you can wrap these and place them in the fridge for up to 3 days before baking. When you are ready, bake as instructed above.
  • That is it! They are done. Both simple and delicious!