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5 Ingredient Candied Sweet Potatoes

These Candied Sweet Potatoes use just 5 ingredients, 5 steps, and one pan. They are ready in just 5 minutes!

Why I love this recipe

​This sweet potato recipe makes a perfect side dish that is super easy and quick to make. Try it for holiday meals.

5 Ingredient Candied Sweet Potatoes in a cast iron skillet.
5 Ingredient Candied Sweet Potatoes

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Simple Ingredients

(amounts are listed in the recipe card at the bottom of the post)

butter

canned sweet potatoes (or yams)

salt

brown sugar

cinnamon

Substitutions and additions

Try adding chopped pecans or candied walnuts for some delicious crunch.

Equipment used for this recipe

How to make Fried Sweet Potatoes

Step 1 – Melt butter in a large hot frying pan over medium-high heat.

Step 2 – Drain and cut the sweet potatoes into cubes. Add the sweet potatoes to the pan and sprinkle with the salt.

chopped sweet potatoes cooking in a skillet.

Step 3 – Fry the potatoes about 1-2 minutes.

Step 4 – Sprinkle in the brown sugar and cinnamon across the top. Wait 1-2 minutes and then toss the potatoes until the brown sugar has nice caramelization, about 1 more minute.

chopped sweet potatoes, cinnamon, butter, and brown sugar cooking in a skillet.

Step 5 – Remove from pan and serve immediately. Garnish with glazed walnuts if desired.

5 Ingredient Candied Sweet Potatoes in a cast iron skilleet.
5 Ingredient Candied Sweet Potatoes

Pro Tips

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4-5 days.

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Yield: 4 Servings

5 Ingredient Candied Sweet Potatoes

5 Ingredient Candied Sweet Potatoes in a cast iron skilleet.

These Candied Sweet Potatoes use just 5 ingredients, 5 steps, and one pan. They are ready in just 5 minutes!

Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 29-ounce can of sweet potatoes (or yams)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Optional - glazed walnuts

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a large hot frying pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Drain and cut the sweet potatoes into cubes. Add the sweet potatoes to the pan and sprinkle with the salt.
  3. Fry the potatoes about 1-2 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle in the brown sugar and cinnamon across the top. Wait 1-2 minutes and then toss the potatoes until the brown sugar has nice caramelization, about 1 more minute.
  5. Remove from pan and serve immediately. Garnish with glazed walnuts if desired.

Notes

  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4-5 days.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 281Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 255mgCarbohydrates: 54gFiber: 7gSugar: 24gProtein: 4g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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