Candied Sweet Potatoes

Gluten Free Living – 2013

This Candied Sweet Potatoes recipe is one my mom made for us every Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. Anytime Mom prepared turkey or ham, Candied Sweet Potatoes were on the menu because they were one of my dad’s favorite recipes. This simple three-ingredient recipe is quick, easy, and so delicious. If you need an easy no-fuss recipe for the holidays or any other time of year, Candied Sweet Potatoes fits the bill.

Candied Sweet Potatoes really don’t have to have exact measurements. I baked about eight or nine large sweet potatoes because I was trying to get rid of an overabundance of them. I used a stick of butter and a sprinkling of brown sugar. After baking the potatoes partially, you cut them off into chunks and toss them in a skillet with the butter and brown sugar to glaze. That’s it. You can’t get much easier then that.

If you’re interested in a quick and easy side dish for ham, turkey, Roast Chicken or pork, this tasty recipe is a great accompaniment. Our family has always enjoyed this sweet potato dish and we think you will too.

When I posted this recipe in December 2013, it was very cold outside where I was taking pictures. The hot food caused steam to rise and the combination caused somewhat cloudy pictures. I recently remade this recipe (November 2016) twice. Once with Charcoal-Grilled Sugared Ham and the other time with Roast Chicken. The first time I cut the potatoes into chunks, the second time I cut them into slices. This is still a perfect side dish for the holidays. Hope you give it a try.

Candied Sweet Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this family favorite #sweetpotatoes dish is a quick, easy no-fuss recipe using only 3 ingredients! Great for the #holidays. #glutenfree

Candied Sweet Potatoes is a wonderful holiday side dish.

Candied Sweet Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this family favorite #sweetpotatoes dish is a quick, easy no-fuss recipe using only 3 ingredients! Great for the #holidays. #glutenfree

Candied Sweet Potatoes work really well with Roast Chicken.

Candied Sweet Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this family favorite #sweetpotatoes dish is a quick, easy no-fuss recipe using only 3 ingredients! Great for the #holidays. #glutenfree

It’s also delicious served with Charcoal-Grilled Sugared Ham.

 

Here’s what I did.

Candied Sweet Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this family favorite #sweetpotatoes dish is a quick, easy no-fuss recipe using only 3 ingredients! Great for the #holidays. #glutenfree

I used these ingredients.

Candied Sweet Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this family favorite #sweetpotatoes dish is a quick, easy no-fuss recipe using only 3 ingredients! Great for the #holidays. #glutenfree

Bake sweet potatoes partially – about an hour to an hour and fifteen minutes at 350. The sweet potatoes need to be just barely tender, and not soft and fully cooked. Remove from oven and cut down potatoes in two-inch chunks or 1/2″ slices.

Candied Sweet Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this family favorite #sweetpotatoes dish is a quick, easy no-fuss recipe using only 3 ingredients! Great for the #holidays. #glutenfree

Melt butter in a large skillet over low to medium heat. Add chunked or sliced sweet potatoes. Sprinkle brown sugar over top. Stir to combine.

Candied Sweet Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this family favorite #sweetpotatoes dish is a quick, easy no-fuss recipe using only 3 ingredients! Great for the #holidays. #glutenfree

 Cover with lid and saute potatoes about 15-20 minutes to heat through. Spoon glaze over top of potatoes several times while cooking.

Candied Sweet Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this family favorite #sweetpotatoes dish is a quick, easy no-fuss recipe using only 3 ingredients! Great for the #holidays. #glutenfree

Spoon potatoes into a serving dish. Drizzle brown sugar glaze over top of sweet potatoes to serve.

Candied Sweet Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this family favorite #sweetpotatoes dish is a quick, easy no-fuss recipe using only 3 ingredients! Great for the #holidays. #glutenfree

Serve Candied Sweet Potatoes with your favorite entree and side dishes.

Candied Sweet Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this family favorite #sweetpotatoes dish is a quick, easy no-fuss recipe using only 3 ingredients! Great for the #holidays. #glutenfree

Candied Sweet Potatoes are great with any kind of main dish. These sweet potatoes also go well with pork chops, baked chicken and even fish

 

Here’s the recipe.

CANDIED SWEET POTATOES

(Recipe from my mom, Helen Mattis, Titusville, FL)

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Delicious three-ingredient sweet potato recipe that's great to serve with pork, ham, and turkey. A traditional Thanksgiving favorite!
Candied Sweet Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this family favorite #sweetpotatoes dish is a quick, easy no-fuss recipe using only 3 ingredients! Great for the #holidays. #glutenfree
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Candied Sweet Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this family favorite #sweetpotatoes dish is a quick, easy no-fuss recipe using only 3 ingredients! Great for the #holidays. #glutenfree
Instructions
  1. Bake sweet potatoes about 45 minutes at 350.
  2. Remove from oven and peel.
  3. Cut potatoes in large chunks or one-half-inch slices, if preferred
  4. Melt butter in cast-iron skillet over low to medium heat.
  5. Add sweet potatoes; sprinkle with brown sugar.
  6. Sauté sweet potatoes in sauce over low heat.
  7. Turn over sweet potatoes with spatula frequently to coat sweet potatoes with candy glaze.
  8. Cook about 15-20 minutes until potatoes are well-glazed.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: You can cover the skillet with a lid part of the cooking time to ensure the potatoes finish cooking all the way through.

 

[b]Candied Sweet Potatoes[/b]
Recipe Type: Veggie/Casserole
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra from my mom, Helen Mattis, Titusville, FL
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 12
Delicious three-ingredient sweet potato recipe that’s great to serve with pork, ham, and turkey.
Ingredients
  • 8 large sweet potatoes, partially baked
  • 1 stick butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar (or more, if desired)
Instructions
  1. Bake sweet potatoes about 45 minutes at 350.
  2. Remove from oven and peel.
  3. Cut potatoes in large chunks.
  4. Melt butter in cast-iron skillet over low to medium heat.
  5. Add sweet potatoes; sprinkle with brown sugar.
  6. Sauté sweet potatoes in sauce over low heat.
  7. Turn over sweet potatoes with spatula frequently to coat sweet potatoes with candy glaze.
  8. Cook about 15-20 minutes until potatoes are well-glazed.
Notes
You can cover the skillet with a lid part of the cooking time to ensure the potatoes finish cooking all the way through.

Candied Sweet Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this family favorite #sweetpotatoes dish is a quick, easy no-fuss recipe using only 3 ingredients! Great for the #holidays. #glutenfree

Candied Sweet Potatoes is a great side dish for the holidays. I love eating sweet potatoes with this delicious brown sugar glaze. Mom used to make these for every Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner when I was growing up.

Candied Sweet Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this family favorite #sweetpotatoes dish is a quick, easy no-fuss recipe using only 3 ingredients! Great for the #holidays. #glutenfree

Don’t  these sweet potatoes look yummy? 

Candied Sweet Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this family favorite #sweetpotatoes dish is a quick, easy no-fuss recipe using only 3 ingredients! Great for the #holidays. #glutenfree

I love no-fuss recipes and this is probably the easiest sweet potato recipe I have among all my recipes.

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