Easy Sweet Potatoes with Kahlua

Easy Sweet Potatoes with Kahlua


"Sometimes the best things in life are simple, sweet, and easy. This rich and yummy sweet potato dish goes great with Thanksgiving dinner. It's a natural fit for turkey and dressing, and it's also wonderful with pork."


40 m servings 619 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 619 kcal
  • 31%
  • Fat:
  • 19.2 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 98.9g
  • 32%
  • Protein:
  • 5.6 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 285 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the sweet potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and allow to steam dry for a minute or two.
  2. Return the pot to the stove over medium heat. Add the butter and brown sugar; cook and stir about 5 minutes until the sugar begins to caramelize. The sugar will be foamy at first, then the foam will subside and the sugar will begin to caramelize; cook until the color darkens slightly. Carefully stir in the coffee liqueur, then return the potatoes to the pot. Stir in the raisins and toasted pecans until the potatoes are slightly mashed and everything is well mixed.
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  1. 19 Ratings


We all enjoy Kahlua, so I was very excited to try this for Christmas dinner. The Kahlua killed it and was not at all complementary in taste with the sweet potatoes. The flavors simply did not bl...

Oh yum! This is a great side dish. I followed the recipe exactly and it is delicious! Be sure to use real unsalted butter, to get a great caramel flavor. I used a yellowish sweet potato, as ...

Made the recipe for 3 servings instead of 6. Called for 1/4 cup butter - used 3 tsps Butter Buds to cut fat and calories, 2 tsps water and 1 Tbsp butter. Next time I will use just Butter Buds an...

You don't need to add much liqueur, too much would certainly over-do it. I made this with 4 very large sweet potatoes, 1 stick of salted butter, all the brown sugar called for and a little more...

My family and I found this recipe a little to Kahlua-e. If I make it again, I will adjust the amount of Kahlua I use. Thanks for sharing.

Very Good, I thought that the Kahlua taste may have been slightly overwhelming (even though i love kahlua), but no one else did. I made these for the first time for Thanksgiving dinner and they ...

I found a very similar recipe without raisins and pecan. I made it this year for Thanksgiving and everyone loved it. It's a fantastic recipe. We love Kahlua so I double the amount of Kahlua and ...

I made these without the raisins or Kahlua and they were delish!

Delicious! I took others advice and added kahlua slowly so I didn't use as much as the recipe called for. I also didn't have nuts, so I made it without and it was still very good.