Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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Tracie Massey Modified: March 3, 2022
Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Make this must-try Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes Recipe for the Thanksgiving side everyone’s been raving about!

How To Make Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes

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Serve the best Thanksgiving side with our South Candied Sweet Potatoes Recipe! Enjoy soft and tender potatoes in sweet flavorful sauce mixed with fall spices.

Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 1 hr
Total: 31 mins


  • 6 large sweet potatoes
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp nutmeg, ground
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • salt, to taste


  1. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into cubes.
  2. Melt the butter in a heavy skillet and add the sweet potatoes.
  3. Mix the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  4. Cover the sweet potatoes with the sugar mixture and stir.
  5. Cover, reduce heat to low and cook for about an hour or until the potatoes are soft and "candied". Stir occasionally during cooking. They should be tender and a little hard around the edges.
  6. Just before serving, add the vanilla and stir.
  7. Serve hot and enjoy!


  • Sugar: 38g
  • :
  • Calcium: 47mg
  • Calories: 369kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 57g
  • Fat: 15g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 389mg
  • Protein: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 240mg
  • Vitamin A: 16705IU
  • Vitamin C: 3mg
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