Sweet Potatoes for Two Recipe
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Sweet Potatoes for Two Recipe

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I like this recipe because it can be prepared for two, or easily increased to accommodate a large gathering. The color and taste of sweet potatoes make them a must for any holiday dinner!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, cooked and peeled
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash ground nutmeg or mace

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 425 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 443mg sodium, 81g carbohydrate (65g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein


  1. Cut potatoes into chunks; transfer to a 1-qt. baking dish. Set aside. In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter, water and salt; bring to a boil. Pour over potatoes.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until syrup thickens, basting occasionally. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Sweet Potatoes for Two in Reminisce November/December 1992, p49

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Reviewed Sep. 30, 2015

"Easy to make and very good to eat!"

Reviewed Nov. 15, 2013

"Simple, easy, and delicious, I'll be making these again!"

Reviewed Nov. 1, 2010

"Really good, but its tastes better when you use raw potates instead of cooked. I bake them in the oven for about an hour and it tastes much better than having precooked. I double the recipe everyone loves it!!"

Reviewed Mar. 9, 2010

"My family loves sweet potatoes and thinks this recipe is definitely a keeper. I have no problem with this and will be making this for them many more times."

Reviewed Dec. 30, 2009

"Easy to make. Not overly sweet, which was what I was looking for."

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