Red Lobster Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Honey Roasted Pecans

If you have not tried Red Lobster Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Honey Roasted Pecans you are missing out on a limited time only menu item. Red Lobster knows how to celebrate the holidays. Now you can too, with this copycat recipe.

Homemade Red Lobster Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Honey Roasted Pecans in a bowl

Thanks to many a reader like yourself, you had noted that Red Lobster was serving up a delicious side dish that I knew I had to try. When suddenly so many people requested Red Lobster Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Honey Roasted Pecans I knew I had to swing into action.

If you haven’t had a chance to try these in the restaurant, I think you will find they are relatively simple to make. Start out by baking sweet potatoes; I like to start out with about 2 pounds. If you want to double or triple the recipe, you can. It’s not a problem.

I have included a recipe for honey roasted nuts; you could use any nut that you want. You might enjoy them so much you might want to make them just to snack on. If you want to take a shortcut, you could use candied nuts you find the store. I think you will like the homemade ones the best.

You are going to enjoy these Red Lobster Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Honey Roasted Pecans any time of year.
A bowl of homemade Red Lobster Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Honey Roasted Pecans

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Homemade Red Lobster Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Honey Roasted Pecans in a bowl

Red Lobster Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Honey Roasted Pecans

You have never had sweet potatoes like these before. 
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Red Lobster Recipes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8
Calories: 433kcal


  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 2 cups pecans
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon butter (for nuts)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter (for potatoes)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (for potatoes)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • Melted butter for topping if desired


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet, and bake until they are done. Medium sized sweet potatoes take about 40 to 45 minutes. Larger or smaller sweet potatoes cooking time will differ. Sweet potatoes are done when poked with a fork the fork will slide through the potato easily. To make the nuts melt the 2 tablespoons of honey, and the 1 tablespoon of butter together. Add 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon salt to the honey mixture. Pour the honey sauce over the pecans. 
  • Spread on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Stir the nuts several times while baking. Cook until golden brown. To make the whipped sweet potatoes peel potatoes, and place into a mixing bowl. Add 1/2 cup butter, salt, and brown sugar. Use a mixer to whip the potatoes together. Red Lobster places the potatoes in individual casserole dishes. You can place the potatoes in a casserole dish. Sprinkle with nuts and drizzle with melted butter if desired.


Calories: 433kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 396mg | Potassium: 495mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 16500IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1.4mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Belinda Stewart

    5 stars
    This recipe is a lot like a Sweet Potato Casserole! My husband loves baked sweet potatoes & Red Lobster Whipped Sweet Potatoes! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Julie

    I do not car for whipped potatoes as much. Has anyone tried this will chunked potatoes instead? Suggestions on not whipping – when add other ingredients, etc.? Any ingredients that need to be changed? Thank you.

  3. Lori

    Thanks so much for posting this recipe for us, I have been searching for a copy cat recipe since I visited Red Lobster a couple of weeks ago, they were delicious!!
    Should have asked you in the first place.

    Thanks again

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