Skillet Sweet Potatoes

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Dancer

I love sweet potatoes, and this is one of my favorites. Points...2.

Top Review by kindcook

I've had this in my cookbook for years, and I'm SO glad I finally tried it! These were some of the most unique and yummy sweet potatoes I've ever had! I made the brown sugar version, and the way the orange flavor binds with the sweet potato flavor just creates this really different yet delicious taste. Since I was cooking more than a pound of sweet potatoes, I just diced and cooked them in my veggie steamer, then skipped down to step 5 and continued from there. This made it super easy next day, as I just whipped up a new batch of glaze and added it to my precooked potatoes, making a fresh batch. My mom, who does not care about sweet potatoes, told me "Now I would eat sweet potatoes if you make them like THAT!" I served them with some turkey and recipe #207581 and what a yummy dinner! I think this would also compliment chicken as well. Thank you Dancer^ for sharing!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet bring 1 inch of water to boiling.
  2. Add sweet potatoes; reduce heat.
  3. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes or till tender.
  4. Drain well.
  5. Meanwhile, for sauce, in a small bowl combine orange peel, orange juice, molasses or brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, and allspice.
  6. Pour over potatoes skillet.
  7. Cook and stir gently till bubbly.
  8. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes or till potatoes are glazed, spooning sauce over potatoes occasionally.
  9. Makes 4 servings.
  10. NOTE: If desired, substitute one 18-ounce can sweet potatoes for fresh sweet potatoes.
  11. Cut potatoes into 2-inch pieces.
  12. Place in a 1-quart casserole.
  13. Pour sauce over sweet potatoes.
  14. Bake, uncovered, in a 350 degree oven about 30 minutes or till heated through and sauce is bubbly.

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