Using your Instant Pot around the holidays is going to make a huge difference in how easy meals are to create. This Weight Watchers Candied Sweet Potatoes recipe is ideal for the Instant Pot. It comes together in minutes, cooks faster than you can imagine, and is a delicious option that everyone will rave over at the holiday table.
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Weight Watchers Candied Sweet Potatoes in the Instant Pot
This classic candied sweet potatoes recipe was handed down to me by my grandmother. The best part is, that 1/2 cup serving is only 4 SmartPoints! As sweet and yummy as these are, it still isn’t high in points. That makes it a perfect option alongside turkey and vegetables for the holidays.
Ingredients for Candied Sweet Potatoes
4 cups diced sweet potatoes (approximately 2 large)
1/2 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Directions for Candied Sweet Potatoes
Prepare Instant Pot liner with 1 cup water in bottom and trivet placed.
Prepare Instant Pot safe bowl or casserole dish by spraying with non-stick spray.
Peel and dice sweet potatoes into 1/2″-1″ chunks.
Pour into casserole dish and add cinnamon, sugar, molasses, vanilla, and orange juice.
Mix until well combined.
Place into Instant Pot on top of the trivet.
Place the lid and set to seal.
Cook on manual pressure for 20 minutes.
NPR (natural pressure release) for 8 minutes.
- 4 cups diced sweet potatoes, approximately 2 large
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Prepare Instant Pot liner with 1 cup water in bottom and trivet placed.
- Prepare Instant Pot safe bowl or casserole dish by spraying with non-stick spray.
- Peel and dice sweet potatoes into 1/2"-1" chunks.
- Pour into casserole dish and add cinnamon, sugar, molasses, vanilla, and orange juice.
- Mix until well combined.
- Place into Instant Pot on top of the trivet.
- Place the lid and set to seal.
- Cook on manual pressure for 20 minutes.
- NPR (natural pressure release) for 8 minutes.
4 SmartPoints per serving on Beyond the Scale, FreeStyle, and Flex Plans
Makes 8 Servings (1/2 cup per serving)
Alternative cooking method:
You can also place this casserole into the oven and bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour.
This makes a great side dish for the holidays, and ends up being perfectly tender and well seasoned with this delicious combination of flavors. If you prefer less citrus, you can easily add just a bit of water instead of the orange juice. I find the added flavor is light and refreshing alongside often heavier dishes at a holiday table.
Make this Instant Pot Candied Sweet Potatoes recipe easily in minutes! Keep your oven free for the turkey, and satisfy your cravings without blowing all of your points in one serving!