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Weight Watchers Candied Sweet Potatoes in the Instant Pot

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.

Candied Sweet Potatoes are a delicious option for holiday meals! This Instant Pot and Weight Watchers Recipe is ideal for Thanksgiving side dish needs with only 4 SmartPoints per serving!

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.

Candied Sweet Potatoes are a delicious option for holiday meals! This Instant Pot and Weight Watchers Recipe is ideal for Thanksgiving side dish needs with only 4 SmartPoints per serving!

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.

Weight Watchers Candied Sweet Potatoes in the Instant Pot
 
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Makes 8½ cup servings 4 SmartPoints per serving
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 4 cups diced sweet potatoes (approximately 2 large)
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • ¼ 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 ½"-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.

4 SmartPoints per serving on Beyond the Scale, FreeStyle, and Flex Plans

Makes 8 Servings (1/2 cup per serving)

Candied Sweet Potatoes are a delicious option for holiday meals! This Instant Pot and Weight Watchers Recipe is ideal for Thanksgiving side dish needs with only 4 SmartPoints 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!

Candied Sweet Potatoes are a delicious option for holiday meals! This Instant Pot and Weight Watchers Recipe is ideal for Thanksgiving side dish needs with only 4 SmartPoints per serving!

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Candied Sweet Potatoes are a delicious option for holiday meals! This Instant Pot and Weight Watchers Recipe is ideal for Thanksgiving side dish needs with only 4 SmartPoints per serving!

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Kenya Rae
    November 7, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Is the instant pot the same as a pressure cooker?

    • Reply
      Michele Brosius
      November 7, 2017 at 12:24 pm

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

  • Reply
    Felicita Moncada
    November 7, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    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!

  • Reply
    LaKita
    November 9, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    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 🙂

    • Reply
      Michele Brosius
      November 25, 2017 at 10:33 pm

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

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