Sweet Potato Salad Recipe

The old potato salad gets a sweet, and healthy, update in this Sweet Potato Salad Recipe. This chilled salad, with raisins and pecans, is perfect for holiday gatherings and makes a great side dish for Easter dinner.

Sweet potatoes


  • 6 cup fresh sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 cup pecans, toasted and chopped
  • 1/2 cup raisins


Cover the potatoes in water in a pot.

Bring to a boil over medium heat, then reduce and simmer until fork tender (about 10 minutes).

Drain and cool for 5 minutes.

Combine mayonnaise and brown sugar in a large bowl.

Fold in pecans and raisins.

Add the cooled potato cubes to the mixture and stir, coating the potatoes.

Cover and chill at least an hour before serving.

Serves 8.


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