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

Vegetables Side Dishes
5 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. 

Take 30 seconds and join the 30Seconds community. Inspire and be inspired.

Related Products on Amazon We Think You May Like:

Brown Sugar
Brown Sugar $3 & Up
Cinnamon $3 & Up
Nutmeg $3 & Up

30Second Mobile, Inc. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.

This Double Baked Chipotle Chicken Sweet Potatoes Recipe Will Be Your Clean-Eating Crush

The Best Hummus Recipes: This Butternut Squash Hummus Recipe Is Off-the-Charts Good

Brandy Roasted Carrots With Maple-Glazed Apples Is an Easy Holiday Side Dish

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!

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

This Sweet Potato Casserole With Marshmallows Recipe Is a Thanksgiving Must

Milk Butter Bath for Corn Recipes: This Honey Corn Butter Bath Recipe Adds a Kick to That Cob

Porcini & Parmesan Risotto Recipe: This Mushroom Risotto Recipe Is a Double Delight for Mushroom Lovers

Green Bean Casserole Recipe: This Easy Side Dish Will Be Your BFF on Thanksgiving Day

Got 30 seconds? Sign up for and get the best of our tips each week!