Sweet Potato Puré with Pecan Streusel


This sweet potato puré with pecan streusel is no doubt one of my favorite side dishes for the Thanksgiving meal. It’s a feast of color and textures and is so sweet that can be served as a dessert as well.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Streusel

This is how some people like their sweet potatoes: sweet over sweet. Sweet the sweet potatoes and sweet the pecan streusel. If served as a dessert, you can complement it with a spoonful of vanilla ice-cream and it’ll be absolutely decadent!

Sweet Potatoes and Pecans: A Match Made in Heaven

baked sweet potatoes over foil

The smoothness and creaminess of the sweet potato puré contrast with the crunchiness of the not so sweet pecan streusel.

mashed sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes and pecans are by far two of my favorite ingredients. The two of them together are a match made in heaven.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Also fascinating is the contrast between the vibrant, bright orange color of the sweet potato puré and the brownish of the spiced pecan crumbles on top.

Take it to your next Thanksgiving potluck

Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Streusel

As good as it tastes, this is a super easy recipe and makes a perfect side dish for your Thanksgiving celebration. You can make it ahead, and bake it before serving.

sweet potato casserole with pe can streusel

These mashed potatoes with pecan streusel are also perfect if you have a potluck. Trust me: everybody loves this dish and as I said before you can make it well in advance.

Sweet Potato Puré with Pecan Streusel Recipe

sweet potato puré with pecan streusel

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Puré de batatas con streusel de pecanas - SAVOIR FAIRE by enrilemoine
5 from 24 votes

Sweet Potato Puré Topped with Pecan Streusel

The soft texture of the sweet potatoes contrasts with the crunchy pecan streusel. This can be served either as a side dish or as dessert.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 25 minutes
Cooling down20 minutes
Total Time1 hour 55 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 579kcal


  • 5 pounds sweet potatoes
  • ½ cup cream
  • Coarse sea salt
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 6 Tbs. butter salted
  • ½ Tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ Tsp. fresh ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup pecans coarsely chopped
  • Butter to grease a shallow baking dish


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • Place the sweet potatoes on the baking sheet and bake them for 1 hour.
  • Let the sweet potatoes completely cool down. In the meantime, in a bowl place the flour, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg and combine them.
  • Add the butter and cut it with a pastry blender until butter is the size of a pea or smaller, 5 minutes.
  • Add the pecans and mix. Reserve.
  • Cut the sweet potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop the flesh. Discard the sweet potato skins.
  • Mash the sweet potatoes with the cream and salt to taste.
  • Butter a shallow baking dish and fill it with the mashed potatoes.
  • Evenly sprinkle the pecans streusel on top of the mashed potatoes.
  • Bake for 25 minutes. Wait at least 10-15 minutes before serving.


Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Puré Topped with Pecan Streusel
Amount Per Serving
Calories 579 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 243mg11%
Potassium 1057mg30%
Carbohydrates 89g30%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 32g36%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 40707IU814%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 128mg13%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Desserts, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to make mashed sweet potatoes topped witgh pecan streusel, Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Streusel, Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans, Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Streusel
Author: Enri

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