Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Ham and Sweet Potato Skillet

7 WWPP Posted by 8 years ago 14 Comments

I did it! I cooked dinner! I can’t believe it! :) It’s been forever and I’m happy to report my return to the kitchen was (sort of) welcomed by both the husband and the child. Actually the child DEVOURED his plate. The husband, picked, ate a bit, said it was “good”. Then I told him there was sweet potatoes in it and he made a face. You gotta love when the Dad is pickier then the kid. ;)

So I’ve used this flavor combination a few times before. First in Baked Ham with Sweet Potatoes and Carrots and then on the grill with Grilled Ham Steaks with Sweet Potatoes but I have to admit, this way may be my favorite. It literally took 25 minutes from start to finish, was eaten by all and now I have lunch for Monday. How can you beat that? :)Ham and Sweet Potato Skillet

  • 12 oz cured ham cut into cubes
  • 1 really large sweet potato cut into cubes (mine was 500g)
  • 6 oz carrots cut into chunks (170g)
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp (21g) honey
  • 1 tbsp (20g) molasses
  • ¼ tsp all spice

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Spray with non-stick cooking spray and add the cubed potatoes. Cook for about 5 minutes stirring occasionally. Add the carrots and cook for a few more minutes.

Whisk the vinegars, honey, molasses and all spice together. Top the potato and carrots with the mixture. Stir to coat, bring to a boil, cover and lower to medium-low. Cook for about10 minutes. Stir in the cubed ham and cook until potatoes are soft, about 5 more minutes.

Here’s a little before and after…

Ham and Sweet Potato Skillet - beforeHam and Sweet Potato Skillet - After

You’ll have to excuse the pictures. The lighting in my kitchen is horrible.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
4 About a Cup
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
280 5g 5g old: 5 new: 7
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
15g 2g 39g 20g

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    Krista S.

    August 22, 2009

    I always forget about ham! My family loves it, so I should definitely put it into the rotation more often. Incidentally, I went to the grocery store TWICE today and both times forgot to pick up sweet potatoes. Grrr. The lighting in your apt. kitchen looks like mine...even on the sunniest of days, it looks like I'm shooting in the dark. LOL


    August 23, 2009

    WOW! That looks good, I'd (and the 1 year old) would be the only ones eating it because the hubby (just like yours) doesn't like sweet potatoes...maybe I will have to try it in the fall.. :)


    August 23, 2009

    OMG I'm in LOVE! YES, this is not only a keeper.. but I'm going to literally run out to get the items for it! LOL AWESOME!


    August 23, 2009

    Have you ever thought of adding a granny smith apple to it? YUM!


    August 23, 2009

    Hey, Roni. This looks really good, I might actually get a couple of people in my house to eat it. Just one question, did you use one of those big ham steaks from the grocery store? Just trying to figure out how to buy ham without buying a big giant one. Silly question, I know, but we usually only eat ham at Easter, lol.


    August 24, 2009

    Oh wow - what an awesome idea! sweet potatoes are one of my husbs and thegirl's FAVE foods. I, on the other hand, am usually like "eh...I'll try a few bites" but with ham and maybe an apple in there - OMG - yes! great idea, Roni! thanks for sharing!


    August 24, 2009

    Deb - You could use a ham steak but I can usually find small 3-4 pound hams at my grocery store. They even have them at Aldi's real cheap if you have one of those by you. It's really economical and light (90 cals per 3 oz for a lot of the low fat ones) Hope that helps! -Roni

    Marisa (Trim The Fat)

    August 25, 2009

    As soon as you mentioned this, I knew I would love it! Looks so amazing; I can almost taste it!


    August 25, 2009

    Very tasty. Thanks for the idea.

    dee (the apple hill adventurer)

    August 26, 2009

    oh man, i am a fool for sweet potatoes! sooo yummy and you can eat them as a sweet or as a savory! this looks yummers


    August 26, 2009

    Roni, as usual your food looks delish. I made your Fast Salisbury Steak for din din tonight. It was great. Posted about it and added a link. Thanks for sharing your great meal ideas.


    August 30, 2009

    Tried this and loved it. I made it with russet potatoes instead because my husband will not eat sweet potatoes. It was still great. I will try it with the sweet potatoes sometime when he is out of town. Thanks for another fast, easy, and delicious recipes Roni!

    Irene aka FitHungryGurl

    September 3, 2009

    OMG! This sounds so good and is the perfect meal for Fall. Thanks!


    September 9, 2009

    I made this tonight and it was Yummo! I added: olive oil, red onion, dried sage and some rosemary seasoning and increased the vinegar and allspice. (i forgot the molasses, so i just increased the honey). i thought it was good and filling.... the hubs thought it was "okay"... he's not a sweet potato fan, but poo on him! ;) thanks for all your great recipes Roni! xoxo