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Candied Sweet Potatoes

These candied sweet potatoes are tossed in a mixture of butter, brown sugar and spices, then are roasted until caramelized. A simple yet satisfying side dish that's the perfect accompaniment to chicken, pork, turkey and beef.
Course Side
Cuisine American
Keyword candied sweet potatoes, candied yams
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 321kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 4 pounds sweet potatoes peeled, halved and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2/3 cup dark brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • cooking spray


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a 9"x13" pan or 3 quart baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Place the sweet potatoes in an even layer in the dish.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg.
  • Pour the brown sugar mixture over the sweet potatoes. Toss to coat them evenly in the sauce.
  • Bake the sweet potatoes for 30-40 minutes, stirring every 15-20 minutes, until tender and caramelized. Serve immediately.


Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 286mg | Potassium: 789mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 32438IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 2mg