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Orange and Pecans Sweet Potato Casserole

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WW Freestyle: 20
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
This Orange and Pecans Sweet Potato Casserole recipe is perfect for Thanksgiving! An easy Thanksgiving side dish full of delicious sweet potato chunks baked in a luscious orange sauce, then topped with creamy marshmallows and crunchy pecans. A must have on your holiday table!
Course: Side Dish/Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 506


  • 3 pounds (4 large) sweet potatoes, cooked
  • 1 cup chopped pecans , toasted, divided
  • 2 tablespoons Argo® Corn Starch
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup light orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 package (10.5 ounces) mini marshmallows


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Pierce the sweet potatoes 6 times.
  • Place on a microwaveable plate and microwave for 6 minutes, rotating halfway through.
  • Once cool enough to handle, peel the sweet potatoes and cut them up into large chunks.
  • Spray a 13 X 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Arrange sweet potatoes and half of the pecans in prepared baking dish. Set aside.
  • Combine corn starch and light brown sugar in a small saucepan.
  • Gradually add orange juice, whisking to blend.
  • Cook the orange juice mixture over high heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils. Reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla.
  • Pour the mixture over the sweet potatoes.
  • Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until edges are browned and bubbly.
  • Remove from oven and top potatoes with mini marshmallows and remaining pecans.
  • Return to oven; bake for 3 to 4 more minutes, or until marshmallows begin to melt and nuts start to brown.
  • Remove from oven and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Orange and Pecans Sweet Potato Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 506 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 155mg6%
Potassium 728mg21%
Carbohydrates 97g32%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 57g63%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 24289IU486%
Vitamin C 20mg24%
Calcium 87mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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