Sweet Potato Pecan Bake Recipe

Sweet Potato Pecan Bake Recipe

The holidays are upon us and I’ve hosted Christmas dinner with my family every year since I’ve had my own place!  One of the big requests this year is my sweet potato pecan bake, and I figured I’d share the recipe with you so that more people can enjoy it.

I’ve tweaked this recipe over the years to make it healthier and healthier with each variation, and all of my family members can attest to the fact that when I “create” in the kitchen, it’s pretty difficult for me to replicate a dish exactly the same the next time around because I never actually use measurements.  I blame this on my maternal grandpa who was just as “creative” in the kitchen!

Give this a try if you need a bit of inspiration for a carb-based dish for the holidays.  It’s also great for a potluck dinner as well!  It’ll be a hit, I promise.

The Recipe


  • 8-12 sweet potatoes
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pecans
  • ¼ to ½ cup raisins
  • maple syrup crystals to taste


  1. Wash and peel the sweet potatoes
  2. Put the sweet potatoes into a large pot and cover with water.  Cover the pot and bring to a boil.
  3. Once the sweet potatoes are softened and drain out the water
  4. Add the vanilla extract and mash the sweet potatoes with a fork or potato masher
  5. Transfer the mashed sweet potatoes into a casserole dish
  6. Smash ⅓ cup of the pecans and put aside the other ⅔ cup.
  7. Add the smashed pecans and the raisins into the mashed sweet potatoes
  8. Once the mashed sweet potatoes, smashed pecans and raisins are evenly mixed, level the top with a spoon or spatula.
  9. Arrange the remaining pecans on the top of the dish as nicely or haphazardly as you’d like.
  10. Sprinkle some maple syrup crystals on the top to taste.  I use maybe 1 tbsp at most.
  11. And enjoy!


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