Candied Sweet Potatoes

Fran Miller


My late dearly beloved mother-in-law, Jeanne, passed this recipe to me early in my marriage, around 1971 or so. It's one of my favorite covered dish offerings, so I often double the recipe & put marshmallows on 1/2 of the sweet potatoes. (The photo at left shows this very dish.) These sweet potatoes are winners either way! =^..^=

★★★★☆ 5 votes
4-6 servings
10 Min
40 Min


1 lb
cooked sweet potatoes or 1 large can, drained
2/3 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1/4 tsp
1/8 tsp
ground cinnamon
2 Tbsp
butter or margarine
marshmallows, optional


1Spray casserole dish with cooking spray & preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
2Arrange sweet potatoes in casserole dish. Sprinkle with brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Dot with butter pieces.
3Bake at 325 degrees F. for about 40-45 minutes, until sweet potatoes are heated through and syrup is bubbly.
4If desired, add marshmallows and return to the oven until marshmallows have melted and browned. Check after 4 minutes or so to gauge browning time.
5NOTE: If you double the recipe, use a 13 x 9" pan or baking dish.
6NOTE: If other foods are baking at 350 degrees F. & you want to bake this at the same time, cut the baking time (check after 25 minutes)for the sweet potatoes, then check the marshmallows after about 3 minutes.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy