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sliced candied sweet potatoes in a dish

Easy Candied Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 654kcal
Candied Sweet Potatoes are a must on Thanksgiving! These baked candied sweet potatoes are SO EASY and only contain 4 INGREDIENTS. This easy candied sweet potatoes recipe is simply delicious, the perfect holiday recipe.
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  • 3 lbs. sweet potatoes scrubbed
  • ½ cup 1 stick salted butter
  • 1 cup powdered confectioners’ sugar
  • Pinch of salt – Kosher or Flake Sea Salt


  • Boil sweet potatoes until fork-tender, 30-45 minutes depending upon their size. Drain and set aside to cool to the touch.
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F and spray a 2-quart baking dish. Peel potatoes and cut into 1/2” slices. Place potato slices in one layer in the dish, overlapping slices.
  • Melt butter in a small saucepan then add sugar and salt. Whisk until ingredients are incorporated and smooth. Pour evenly over the potatoes. Bake at 450F, 25-30 minutes or until are glazed and still shiny.
  • Enjoy!



Calories: 654kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 508mg | Potassium: 1572mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 49270IU | Vitamin C: 10.9mg | Calcium: 401mg | Iron: 2.2mg