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Easy Candied Sweet Potatoes Recipe

One Pot Candied Sweet Potatoes

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Easy candied sweet potatoes recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in one pot over stovetop. Tender sweet potatoes are are coated in a butter sugar glaze.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword glazed sweet potatoes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Servings 6 People
Calories 452
Author Abeer


  • 1/2 cup Butter Unsalted
  • 6 Sweet potatoes Large, Peeled, Diced
  • 3/4 cup Brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Water
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg powder Optional
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract


  • Heat butter in a large nonstick pot over low heat.
  • Add sweet potatoes, brown sugar, granulated sugar, water, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla extract and mix until combined.
  • Cover and cook on LOW heat for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until potatoes are soft and tender but still maintain their firm shape. Be sure to stir every 10-15 minutes to prevent the potatoes from burning.
  • Enjoy!


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 


Calories: 452kcal | Carbohydrates: 79g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 215mg | Potassium: 475mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 57g | Vitamin A: 18916IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1mg