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Skillet Candied Sweet Potatoes

A sweet, delicious sweet potato side dish that doesn't require turning on the oven. Be sure not to have the temperature on your stove top too high as the sweet potatoes can burn.

I'm not very skilled at dicing and cubing vegetables, but I did my best to have a small to medium size pieces. If they are cut too large they won't cook all the way through for the cooking time listed. Many thanks to Everyday Mom's Meals for this recipe. Enjoy!

Skillet Candied Sweet Potatoes
Makes 4-6 servings (varies depending on size of sweet potatoes)


  • 3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into small-to-medium pieces
  • 6 TBS. butter, divided
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. In a large skillet heat 2 TBS butter over medium heat. Add sweet potatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Saute until fork tender, about 15 minutes, stirring often. 
  2. Scoot potatoes to edges of pan, add remaining 4 TBS butter to center and melt. Add brown sugar to melted butter. Gently toss potatoes to coat in sugar mixture. Lower heat to low. Allow to simmer in sauce about 7 minutes. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Stir to combine. Transfer to serving dish and pour extra sauce on top.

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  1. These look so good with all the brown sugar and cinnamon!!! YUM!!!

    1. OMG we love this recipe! We will never have baked sweet potato again! Thank you so much delicious

    2. I parboil my sweet pot. Then drain and fry them. They are delicious

  2. Omg I will never buy another can of candied yams - these were SO good and SO easy!!!

    1. So glad to hear you enjoyed the recipe BetteJo :) Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Making these tomorrow for Canadian Thanksgiving !!

  4. They look so yummy, will try soon.

  5. Making tonight! Can't wait to eat.

  6. I made it for dinner tonight. I would suggest that you cut the sweet potatoes into small pieces (but not tiny). They cook well that way. I had to cook at a slightly higher temp. They were delicious but can only be a treat with all that butter! The cinnamon seems like a large amount and it even looks that way, but it does not taste that way. Definitely a wonderful side dish I will do on the more special occasions.


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