Thanksgiving side dishes: Caramelized sweet potatoes

Published: Nov. 20, 2023 at 4:37 PM EST
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - A full table on Thanksgiving means a selection of side dishes. This week we are giving you a taste of the recipes our families love and Kate kicked it off with one of her favorites, a plate full of caramelized sweet potatoes.


  • 3 sweet potatoes
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 3/4 cups of brown sugar


  • Peel the sweet potatoes
  • Cut potatoes into spears that are as close to equal sizes as possible
  • Heat up sauce pan and add butter
  • Once butter melts add brown sugar
  • Stir until it is all combined and then add sweet potatoes
  • Stir sweet potatoes into the brown sugar mixture so that each potato is covered in the syrup
  • Cover potatoes and stir periodically until potatoes are soft and butter is bubbling and more of a syrupy consistency
  • Take off the heat, serve and enjoy!