Easy Sweet Potatoes with Kahlua Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Easy Sweet Potatoes with Kahlua Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Easy Sweet Potatoes with Kahlua

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"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."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    40 mins


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 03, 2009

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 opposed to a yam. I simmered the sauce a little after adding the kahlua, to cook off some of the alcohol. The kahlua added a great unexpected flavor. Sweet potatoes are so nutritious, you should eat them often, not just for Thanksgiving. And use this recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 29, 2009

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 blend well together at all. This may have tasted better with less Kahlua used as an accent flavor to the sweet potatoes, but the recipe as written creates a clash of flavors each attempting to claim the dish. If making this recipe, I would suggest adding the Kahlua in small doses a little at a time until a nice flavor has been reached. This was the only dish that everyone turned down when it was time to pack left-overs and send them home with my guests. Sorry......but this recipe should state to add the Kahlua until the desired taste is achieved.


19 Ratings

Jul 08, 2009

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 and water. Called for 1/3 cup brown sugar - used only 2 Tbsp. It was more than sweet enough for me. To cut calories I will use only 1 Tbsp. next time. I liked the addition of Kahlua. Very tasty and would make again. My changes are only because I prefer to try and cut calories for myself. Didn't add raisins or pecans. Boyfriend also liked.

Oct 20, 2010

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 than 3 tablespoons of Kahlua. Very rich, very easy and very good.

Sep 21, 2009

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.

Jan 29, 2010

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 were a huge hit!

Nov 30, 2009

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 it was great.

Oct 11, 2010

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


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  • Calories
  • 619 kcal
  • 31%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 98.9 g
  • 32%
  • Cholesterol
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 19.2 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 9.8 g
  • 39%
  • Protein
  • 5.6 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 285 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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