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. You can make tons of great recipes in 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 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.
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.
Why make sweet potatoes in the Instant Pot?
Making sweet potatoes in the Instant Pot is a great idea if you don’t want to have to monitor the cooking process! I love making delicious recipes in the Instant Pot because it doesn’t require me to be in the kitchen the entire time.
If I can set it and forget about it for the time being I can be doing any number of other things! It’s a win win!
Another reason to love sweet potatoes made in the Instant Pot is the fact that they come out perfectly every time. Soft, indulgent, and delicious without any muss or fuss.
Weight Watchers Information for Candied Sweet Potatoes:
This recipe for Instant Pot candied sweet potatoes makes 8 servings of 4 WW points each. 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.
Which WW Program are these points for?
WW has definitely changed from 2020 to now. They went from three to one plan to multiple plans and back to one plan again. So in 2023, we have just plain old “POINTS.”
- Be sure to calculate the points value of the foods and recipes you eat in the app.
- Always add ingredients and serving sizes and don’t rely on the nutrition facts in the recipe.
- Accuracy will come from the information you input on the app.
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!
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!
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!
- Weight Watchers Chicken Enchiladas
- Weight Watchers Thanksgiving Recipes
- Weight Watchers Breakfast Casserole in Instant Pot
- Vegetarian Weight Watchers Chili in Instant Pot
- Weight Watchers Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese Recipe
All of these delicious recipes are great for Weight Watchers but they’re also family friendly and simple to make. These sweet potatoes are perfectly kid friendly as well. Sweet and indulgent they’re a great side dish for any meal!
- 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.
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Nutrition InformationYield 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.
This post is in no way authorized or associated with the Weight Watchers Program.