Candied Sweet Potatoes

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Delicious Candied Sweet Potatoes – a simple and tasty side dish that will be a family favorite! Soft sweet potatoes mixed with butter, brown sugar, water, salt and pepper.

It’s hard to deny these sweet and savory sweet potatoes glazed in butter and brown sugar. They’re one of our go-to side dishes for holidays and get togethers and are simple and quick (similar to our candied carrots and glazed red potatoes).

Candied Sweet Potatoes in white bowl

Best Candied Sweet Potato Recipe

Have I mentioned how I’ve recently become obsessed with Sweet Potatoes? It’s more of a new found love, but now we are trying every sweet potato recipe we can, like Sweet Potato Cubes, Sweet Potato Soup and Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes. All so good!

With this new love for sweet potatoes, we wanted to candy then like we have with our Glazed Carrots. We are so glad we gave it a try because it is the best candied sweet potato recipe ever.

This side dish is simple and a great addition to any dinner recipe or holiday meal.

sweet potatoes cut

How to Make Candied Sweet Potatoes

Just a few ingredients are needed for this dish, including:

  • 2-3 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into rounds
  • 2-3 tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • salt & pepper

To make the candied sweet potatoes, begin by adding all the ingredients to a pan and bring to a boil.

Turn the heat to low and simmer for 10-15 minutes without stirring. Cook on low for an additional 3-5 minutes stirring until the potatoes are well coated.

Can these be cubed instead? Yes! Just cut into 1/2 inch cubes. You can also cut these into sticks too.

How to Make Candied Sweet Potatoes (in butter and brown sugar)

STORING + FREEZING glazed sweet potatoes

Place in an air-tight container and STORE in fridge for 3-4 days. Reheat in the microwave or you can also add back to a pot and reheat by adding a bit of butter and cooking until heated through.

If you’re looking to FREEZE them, let cool completely and place in a freezer safe Ziploc bag for up to 2 months. Let thaw overnight in fridge and reheat on stove top with a little butter if needed or in the microwave.

For more sweet potato recipes:

Candied Sweet Potatoes Recipe in white bowl

We love the sweet and salty combo that these glazed sweet potatoes provide. They’re also quick and easy which merits them as one of our go-to side dish recipes. 😉

I know sweet potatoes are a fall-favorite veggie and if you’ll be cooking with them, like us, then you’ll want to try this delicious recipe. It would be a great side dish with any meal!

For more of our favorite veggie sides, try:

Candied Sweet Potatoes Recipe

5 from 2 votes

Delicious Candied Sweet Potatoes - a simple and tasty side dish that will be a family favorite! Soft sweet potatoes mixed with butter, brown sugar, water, salt and pepper.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 176 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 2-3 sweet potatoes peeled and cut into rounds
  • 2-3 tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • salt and pepper (to taste)

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a pan and bring to a boil.

  2. Turn heat down to low and simmer for 10-15 minutes without stirring.
  3. Cook on low for an additional 3-5 minute stirring until potatoes are well coated.

 

Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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