Candied Sweet Potatoes - Southern Traditional

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 50 mins

This is a great Southern-Traditional recipe that is great served with ham, pork, chicken or even Holiday meals. Very simple to prepare and so very good!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat.
  2. While butter is melting, in a small bowl combine sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  3. Add sliced potatoes to melted butter and turn to coat.
  4. Sprinkle sugar mixture over potatoes, stir to coat.
  5. Cover skillet, reduce heat to low.
  6. Stirring occasionally, Cook for 50-60 minutes (depending on how thick you sliced your potatoes), or until potatoes are tender.


Most Helpful

These were delicious, easy and went wonderful with the rest of my Christmas dinner. I halved it since there are only two of us and it all turned out perfectly. It tasted even better heated up the next day. Thanks Bev for a wonderful recipe!

MarieRynr December 27, 2003

SPECTACULAR!!!!! And my mother is a celebrated chef and baker...she loves these. I made them for my BF for Resurrection Sunday. So glad I did. AMAZING :-) :-) :-) Also, I halved the sugar and used half light brown half white. My mom is not a fan of the cinnamon, but what can you's not a spice she likes, but the BF ...he loved them. :-) :-) :-)

Candi M. March 30, 2016

These are fantastic!! This is only the second time I have "fried" sweet taters...Never knew they could be done that way!! They turned out so tender and sweet...I did cut the recipe in half as there are only two of us here, but, didn't hurt a thing...DH and I cleaned them up!! Thank you for sharing this nifty little recipe, Bev...You can bet I'll make these again!! Laudee (I fixed this recipe for our "Bev Cook-a-Thon"...Sure glad I did!!)

Laudee January 11, 2004

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