Easy Skillet-Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Your family will love these skillet sweet potatoes, and the recipe is so simple. These make a great side dish with ham, pork, or lamb.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 40 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • 4 or 5 medium sweet potatoes
  • 3⁄4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1⁄2 cup water
  • 1⁄4 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. butter


  • Boil unpeeled sweet potatoes until tender. Let cool slightly, then peel and slice into 1⁄2-inch-thick rounds.
  • In a large, heavy skillet, combine brown sugar, water, salt, and butter. Heat on medium until mixture begins to simmer; reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add sliced sweet potatoes and simmer for 10 minutes, turning often to keep them coated with sugar mixture.
  • Spoon into a serving dish and serve hot.