Pecan Praline Yams are a yummy Thanksgiving tradition! Canned yams, baked with brown sugar, coconut, butter & pecans are an easy side dish for a family feast! Pecan Praline Yams are a yummy Thanksgiving tradition! Canned yams, baked with brown sugar, coconut, butter & pecans are an easy side dish for a family feast!

Wow… Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Time to start thinking about turkey, dressing, potatoes and the other traditional side dishes that will be prepared, including these amazing Pecan Praline Yams, baked with brown sugar, coconut, butter and pecans!

I grew up having yams (or sweet potatoes) at every single Thanksgiving meal. My mom (a Texas girl) always made the yams the same way a lot of people from the South eat them.

The yams (or sweet potatoes) were mashed, and served with marshmallows melted on the top. I thought they were okay, but they weren’t anything I couldn’t live without at Thanksgiving.

THESE Pecan Praline Yams are a far different story. They have become one of my favorite parts of our Thanksgiving meal since I began making them about 15 years ago!

Now these absolutely delicious praline yams are a family holiday tradition!  Here they are… fresh out of the oven… a double batch!

Pecan praline yams, baked and ready to eat!

I originally found the recipe on a can of Princella Yams… you know, the big cans of yams you can find at any old grocery store. I decided to try the recipe printed on the can just to see if they were any good… and, believe me… they were delicious!

Praline Yams are topped with chopped pecans, butter, brown sugar, and coconut! It all bakes together to form a sweet little crust on top of the yams. Holy moley is it ever GOOD!

Oh. My. Goodness. These praline yams are sooo very good.  See how the ingredients form a nice crumbly crust on top of the yams once baked? Yum.

Baked pecan praline yams have a crunchy buttery topping on them!

This recipe is ridiculously quick to prepare, and I think that’s fantastic, especially with all the other traditional dishes I need time to make for Thanksgiving.

We always enjoy our traditional dishes, like Whole Berry Cranberry Orange Sauce, Homemade Dinner Rolls, Toll House Pie,  Rainbow Jello Salad and Mom’s Famous Cream Cheese Ball.

Pecan Praline Yams in a white baking dish.

These pecan praline yams are always served alongside other family traditional Thanksgiving “must haves”.

This particular year we also had a lime jello salad made with a twist from this recipe.

Pecan praline yams, served with green beans and cornbread dressing, at Thanksgiving.

I sure hope you will give these praline yams a try… we LOVE them!  You’re gonna enjoy serving these at your holiday meal, alongside YOUR favorite traditional family recipes!

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Author's signatureOriginal recipe source: Printed on can of Princella Yams!

Pecan Praline Yams
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Pecan Praline Yams are a yummy Thanksgiving tradition! Canned yams, baked with brown sugar, coconut, butter & pecans are an easy side dish for a family feast!
Category: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pecan praline yams
Servings: 6 servings
Calories Per Serving: 329 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 29 oz. can of yams , drained (this is the large size can)
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup coconut
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 3 Tablespoons butter , melted
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place drained yam pieces into an ungreased casserole dish in a single layer (8x8 - use 9x13 if doubling this recipe).
  3. In a small bowl, mix the remaining ingredients together. Sprinkle the crumbly mixture over the top of the yams, to cover.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 - 40 minutes. Serve while hot, and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

This recipe is EASILY doubled. It is also perfectly good to bake ahead of time, then cover with foil and reheat before serving. This sure helps on a busy day of food prep for a Thanksgiving meal.

Nutrition Facts
Pecan Praline Yams
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 329 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 66mg3%
Potassium 1175mg34%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 365IU7%
Vitamin C 23.6mg29%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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4 Comments on Pecan Praline Yams

  1. I substituted coconut oil, used unsweetened coconut, and cut the sugar in half (1/2 Tbsp light brown sugar, 1/2 Tbsp coconut sugar). The result was delicious, as you promised, and we didn’t miss the butter and extra sugar!

    • Good morning, Jean. Thanks for writing, and for the tips you shared which will be very helpful to lots of readers. Take care, and stay safe!

  2. Thank you! U posted it under Princella yams. SO easy to find. Went to Allen recipes. The smallest recipe was for 20 peeps.
    The recipe isn’t on the small can…

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