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Instant Pot™ Candied Sweet Potatoes

instant pot™ candied sweet potatoes Side
Instant Pot™ Candied Sweet Potatoes
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 8

Need to free up some oven and stove space this Thanksgiving? Instant Pot™ to the rescue! Sweetened with brown sugar and cinnamon, and topped with chopped pecans, this version of the classic sweet potato side dish tastes just like the traditional recipe you know and love. (Maybe even better, because it’s so dang easy.) MORE+ LESS-

October 11, 2018

Ingredients

2
lb orange flesh sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1
cup water
1/4
cup butter
1/3
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
cup chopped pecans

Steps

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  • 1
    In 6-quart Instant Pot™ insert, add potatoes and water. Secure lid; set pressure valve to SEALING. Select MANUAL; cook on high pressure 3 minutes. Select CANCEL. Set pressure valve to VENTING to quick-release remaining pressure.
  • 2
    Remove potatoes to strainer, and drain liquid. Select SAUTE; adjust to LESS. Add butter; stir occasionally 1 to 2 minutes to melt and coat bottom of pot. Stir in brown sugar, salt and cinnamon; cook and stir 2 to 4 minutes or until mixture is smooth and bubbly.
  • 3
    Add pecans and potatoes to pot; gently stir 1 to 2 minutes or until glazed and hot. Transfer to serving dish to serve.

  • Toasting your pecans before stirring into potato mixture adds nice flavor to the sweet potatoes.

Expert Tips

  • Sweet potatoes come in many varieties. We like using the orange fleshed sweet potatoes.
  • Sweet potatoes are best served immediately.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
210
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
13%
Saturated Fat
4g
19%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
260mg
11%
Potassium
410mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
32g
11%
Dietary Fiber
4g
15%
Sugars
14g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
330%
330%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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