This Skillet Candied Sweet Potatoes Recipe Frees Up Valuable Space in the Oven on Thanksgiving Day by Gwen Johnson

Vegetables Side Dishes
11 months ago
This Skillet Candied Sweet Potatoes Recipe Frees Up Valuable Space in the Oven on Thanksgiving Day

Sweet potatoes may take third seat on Thanksgiving – but only to the turkey and pumpkin pie! This easy candied sweet potato recipe doesn't require an oven, which we all know is important when cooking a big meal.

You'll need:

  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-sized chunks
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 orange, juiced and zested 
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Here's how to make them:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a skillet. Cook, covered and stirring occasionally, until sweet potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes.
  2. Remove the lid and continue to cook until the liquid gets syrupy, about 10-15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve. 

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So smart. Trying this for Thanksgiving!
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
This sounds similar to the recipe I use for my sweet potatoes, except I bake them. I love that there's an alternative that frees up that much-needed oven space on Thanksgiving Day!

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