Caramelized Onion and Sweet Potato Skillet

Betty Crocker's Heart Healthy Cookbook shares a recipe! Enjoy these caramelized skillet onions and potatoes for an easy side dish that’s ready just 30 minutes.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
teaspoon canola or soybean oil
3
medium sweet potatoes (about 1 pound), peeled and sliced (about 3 1/2 cups)
1/4
large sweet onion (Bermuda, Maui, Spanish or Walla Walla), sliced
2
tablespoons packed brown sugar
1/2
teaspoon jerk seasoning (dry)
1
tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 Heat oil in 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Cook sweet potatoes and onion in oil about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light brown; reduce heat to low. Cover and cook 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender.
  • 2 Stir in brown sugar and jerk seasoning. Cook uncovered about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until glazed. Sprinkle with parsley.

Expert Tips

"What a great, easy side dish to serve with pork. I love Wallla Walla onions; I think of them as being so good for me.” Lori S.

Despite their extra sweetness, sweet potatoes have only a few more calories per ounce than white potatoes, but they have lots more vitamin A. Paired with the onion and seasonings in this recipe, they make a great side dish.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
130
(
Calories from Fat
10),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
110mg
110%;
Total Carbohydrate
28g
28%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
20g
20%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
260%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.