Candied Sweet Potatoes

Candied Sweet Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen |

Gluten Free Living – 2013

This recipe is one my mom always 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 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, or pork, this tasty recipe is a great accompaniment. Our family has always enjoyed this sweet potato dish and we think you will too.

Candied Sweet Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen |

Candied Sweet Potatoes is a wonderful side dish.

Candied Sweet Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen |

You can easily cut this recipe in half, if desired.


Here’s what I did.

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Melt butter over low heat in cast-iron skillet. Bake sweet potatoes partially – about 45 minutes at 350. Remove from oven and cut down potatoes in two-inch chunks. Add to skillet with butter.

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Add brown sugar. Stir to combine.

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Continue sauteeing and turning to coat sweet potatoes well. I kept a lid on the sweet potatoes part of the time.

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Sautee about 15-20 minutes or so until the sweet potatoes are well-glazed and cooked all the way through.

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

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This close up shows the glaze on the Sweet Potatoes. The butter and brown sugar thicken during cooking and make a nice glaze for the Sweet Potatoes.

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This is probably the easiest sweet potato recipe I have among all my recipes.


Here’s the recipe.


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

Candied Sweet Potatoes
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Delicious three-ingredient sweet potato recipe that's great to serve with pork, ham, and turkey.
Recipe type: Veggie/Casserole
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12
  • 8 large sweet potatoes, partially baked
  • 1 stick butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar (or more, if desired)
  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.
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 |

Candied Sweet Potatoes is a great side dish for holidays, too. I love eating sweet potatoes with this delicious brown sugar glaze.

Candied Sweet Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen |

Don’t  these sweet potatoes look yummy?

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