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Weight Watchers Candied Sweet Potatoes in the Instant Pot

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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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Close up view of the finished sweet potatoes ready to eat.

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 low in points! 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.

Close up view of the finished sweet potatoes ready to eat.

Ingredients for Candied Sweet Potatoes

Here is what you’ll need to make these candied sweet potatoes in the Instant Pot. The recipe uses sweet potatoes, orange juice, blackstrap molasses, cinnamon sugar, and vanilla. Of course you can make some changes if you want lower the points.

In that case I would swap out the sugar for stevia and use the lowest point orange juice you can find. Everything else is kind of important for the taste of the finished sweet potatoes!

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.

Weight Watchers Information for Candied Sweet Potatoes:

This recipe for Instant Pot candied sweet potatoes makes 8 servings. Each serving is 1/2 Cup in size. Below you will find the myWW information for these sweet potatoes.

I use the WW app and the Weight Watchers website to create my recipes and calculate points, feel free to calculate them for yourself if you have questions or concerns. I’m not a doctor and I don’t work for Weight Watchers so ultimately you should do what is best for YOU and YOUR body!

weight watches points bubbles for 2 points on purple and 4 on green or blue.
A bowl full of the finished candied sweet potatoes for Weight Watchers.

Alternative cooking methods: 

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!

Here we see the finished Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes ready to eat.

More Weight Watchers Recipes: 

If you are looking for more delicious Weight Watchers recipes try out these other options! I think you’ll find they’re equally delicious and family friendly. When planning for the holidays and more it can be useful to have recipes like these on hand.

Everyone wins and you don’t have to go out of your way to make two separate meals each night!

Yield: 8

Weight Watchers Candied Sweet Potatoes in the Instant Pot

Close up view of the finished sweet potatoes ready to eat.

Candied Sweet Potatoes are a delicious option for holiday meals! This Instant Pot and Weight Watchers Recipe is ideal for Thanksgiving side dish needs.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Prepare Instant Pot liner with 1 cup water in bottom and trivet placed.
  2. Prepare Instant Pot safe bowl or casserole dish by spraying with non-stick spray.
  3. Peel and dice sweet potatoes into 1/2"-1" chunks.
  4. Pour into casserole dish and add cinnamon, sugar, molasses, vanilla, and orange juice.
  5. Mix until well combined.
  6. Place into Instant Pot on top of the trivet.
  7. Place the lid and set to seal.
  8. Cook on manual pressure for 20 minutes.
  9. NPR (natural pressure release) for 8 minutes.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 133Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 37mgCarbohydrates 31gFiber 4gSugar 16gProtein 2g

As with any of our recipes, carb counts, calorie counts, WW points and nutritional information varies greatly. As a result, your nutritional content depends on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish. The auto-calculation is just an automated estimate and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.

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LaKita

Thursday 9th of November 2017

I love that these are cooked in the instant pot! I enjoy making candied sweet potatoes this time of year and this is a nice healthier option :-)

Michele Brosius

Saturday 25th of November 2017

Thank you! I am trying hard to be more mindful and plan ahead to use the IP!

Felicita Moncada

Tuesday 7th of November 2017

I'm always trying to find better alternatives to the delicious foods I eat at Thanksgiving. This is exactly what I needed! Thank you for linking up to #DomesticDayz link-party!

Michele Brosius

Saturday 25th of November 2017

Thank you for stopping by!

Kenya Rae

Tuesday 7th of November 2017

Is the instant pot the same as a pressure cooker?

Michele Brosius

Tuesday 7th of November 2017

It is. Just a bit fancier. More bells and whistles. Thanks for stopping by!