Creamy Sweet Potato Salad

This is a delicious and beautiful fall harvest sweet potato salad. Garnish the top with additional sliced celery and whole pecans.

A bowl of Creamy Sweet Potato Salad
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
9 hrs 30 mins
8 servings


  • 2 large sweet potatoes

  • 1 (12.5 ounce) can pineapple tidbits, drained

  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped red onion

  • ½ cup coarsely chopped pecans

  • ½ cup thinly sliced celery

  • ¼ cup sweetened dried cranberries (such as Craisins®)

  • 2 tablespoons light-colored honey

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • ¾ cup mayonnaise

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 3 pinches cayenne pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Score washed potatoes lengthwise and place on a baking sheet.

  2. Bake in the preheated oven until tender, about 1 hour. Remove from the oven; place in ice water for easy peeling.

  3. Peel potatoes and cut into bite-sized pieces.

  4. Mix potatoes, pineapple, red onion, pecans, celery, cranberries, honey, lemon juice, mayonnaise, cinnamon, salt, and cayenne together, in that order, in a medium bowl. Cover and place in the refrigerator, 8 hours, or overnight.

Cook's Notes:

Alternatively, you can cook the potatoes in a microwave on high power, 5 to 6 minutes.

Adjust moisture as needed with slightly salted water after chilling overnight.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

357 Calories
22g Fat
40g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 357
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 332mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 9mg 47%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 508mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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