Sweet Potatoes With Pecans and Blue Cheese

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is a $400 winner in Better Homes and Gardens and sent in by Debbie Reid of Clearwater, Florida. It has a nice balance of sweet and salty and uses my favorite ingredient--blue cheese!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel sweet potatoes and cut into thin wedges.
  2. Peel and chop onion.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  4. In 15 x 10 pan place potatoes, onion and drizzle with 2 T olive oil.
  5. Salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes, stirring once.
  7. Meanwhile, in a skillet, melt butter over medium heat, stir in pecans, brown sugar and 1/4 t salt.
  8. Cook and stir about 3 minutes until pecans are coated with sugar.
  9. remove from heat and let cool on foil.
  10. For dressing:.
  11. whisk together honey, vinegar, garlic, 1/4 t salt, 1/4 t pepper.
  12. Slowly whisk in remaining olive oil until combined.
  13. Whisk in 1 T blue cheese.
  14. Transfer potatoes and onions to serving plate.
  15. Drizzle with dressing and remaining blue cheese.
  16. Sprinkle with pecans.
Most Helpful

Absolutely delish! Loved the combination of the flavors and of course, we adore sweet potatoes - roasted, baked, mashed, etc. They are so delicious and so good for you. Will definitely keep this recipe on my short list. Made for Cooking Tag Mania, October, 2013.

DailyInspiration October 20, 2013

This recipe is fabulous. A new favorite with new heights in flavor! I used red wine vinegar, and used goat cheese instead of blue. (all I had) I highly recommend this recipe. Thanks for sharing it with us!

nott February 24, 2009