This sweet, buttery, sweet potato side dish is very simple to make and will become a holiday staple. They are soft, buttery, slightly caramelized, and just so incredibly perfect with a holiday dinner. These have become a family favourite in our house, and I really hope your family loves them too!

Let’s Breakdown The Ingredients!

This is a recipe in that you don’t need a lot of ingredients to make a delicious dish! With as little as 6 ingredients, you can make this sweet and buttery side dish.

The main star of this recipe is sweet potatoes. They have a mild, scratchy, sweet flavour and a crispy and caramelized exterior when cooked.

I seasoned this sweet potato side dish with brown sugar, butter, cinnamon and salt.

The brown sugar has a delicious caramel and toffee-like flavour. And when cooked with it, it gives the sweet potatoes a beautiful caramelization. The butter in this recipe adds a wonderfully soft, rich, and creamy flavour.

The cinnamon balances the sweet flavours with a powerful, woodsy, slightly citrusy taste. And like every great recipe, I seasoned it with salt to enhance all the flavours in the dish.

Candied Sweet Potatoes

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Servings 7 people


  • 4 Sweet Potatoes, peeled and sliced into disks 
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar + 2 tbs for topping
  • ½ cup Butter
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon


  • Place a pot onto the stove over medium high heat. Drop in the sweet potatoes, brown sugar, butter, water, and cinnamon and let simmer away. Place lid on pot by keep slightly open to allow steam to escape.
  • Allow the potatoes to simmer away until soft. It will take around 15 minutes.
  • Remove Potatoes from heat, sprinkle on extra brown sugar and serve!
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