Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes

With Thanksgiving FAST approaching I wanted to share this awesome side dish that I serve at my Thanksgiving dinner. I love Candied Sweet Potatoes. These Candied Sweet Potatoes are so yummy.

I am not normally a big sweet potato fan but at Thanksgiving I do love these Candied Sweet Potatoes, I must tell you. It just isn’t Thanksgiving in our house with out these on your plate. I hope you enjoy these this holiday season.

Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Credit: allrecipes




  • 2 cups white sugar (you may substitute brown sugar here)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 6 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 1 TBS. vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

Note: I prefer to use brown sugar on this recipe but the option is up to you on which sugar you prefer.



  1. In a small bowl, mix the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt together.
  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add sweet potatoes, and stir to coat. Sprinkle sugar mixture over the sweet potatoes, and stir. Cover skillet, and reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour, or until the sauce is dark and the potatoes are candied. They should be tender, but a little hard around the edges.
  3. Stir in vanilla, and serve.


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