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Honey glazed sweet potato slices with parsley garnish in a white bowl

Easy Honey-Glazed Sweet Potato Recipe

  • Author: Gitta Grether-Sweeney
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Amercian


Honey-glazed sweet potatoes are the perfect side dish for a busy weekday or holiday dinner. It only takes four ingredients to make this one-pot stovetop dish. The sweet potatoes are cooked in a mixture of honey, butter, and water yielding delicious syrup-glazed sweet potato slices.


Units Scale
  • 1 1/2 pounds orange-fleshed sweet potatoes
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Wash and peel the sweet potatoes.  Remove any black spots with a paring knife. Cut the potatoes into 1/2-inch rounds.  (See picture in the blog post).
  2.  Combine butter, honey, salt, and 1 cup of water in a heavy-bottomed 10-inch skillet.  Cook over medium-high heat until the butter is melted and the mixture simmers about 3-4 minutes.  Be sure that the mixture simmers and does not boil.  If it begins to boil, lower the heat on your stove.  
  3. Once the mixture simmers, add the sweet potato slices in a single layer.  Cook the potatoes for 10 minutes and then flip them. Cook for an additional 10 minutes or until the tip of a paring knife is easily inserted into the potato slice.  
  4. Place the cooked potatoes in a serving dish and keep warm.
  5. Cook remaining sweet potatoes.  Add additional water if necessary.
  6. Pour glaze over the cooked sweet potatoes.    
  7. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.  The potatoes can also be frozen for up to 2 months. 
  8. Enjoy!


  • Use a sharp chef's knife to cut the potatoes into slices.
  • Make sure that the mixture simmers and does not boil. Otherwise, all the water will evaporate, and the potatoes will burn.
  • If the glaze is too thick, add additional water. If the glaze is too thin, simmer it for a few minutes until it is syrupy.
  • *Nutrition Disclaimer


  • Serving Size: 4 ounces
  • Calories: 366
  • Sugar: 39.7 g
  • Sodium: 172.1 mg
  • Fat: 15.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 58.7 g
  • Protein: 2.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 40.6 mg

Keywords: sweet potatoes, honey glazed sweet potatoes, side dish, holiday side dish