A delicious tangy-sweet balsamic-and-honey reduction looks dramatic over roasted sweet potato wedges.

Susan Herr


Recipe Summary

40 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Cut sweet potatoes into 1/2-inch-thick wedges. Place on the prepared baking sheet, drizzle with oil and toss well. Spread out in a single layer. Bake until tender when pierced with a knife, 25 to 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Meanwhile, combine vinegar and honey in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook until syrupy and reduced to 1/3 cup, 12 to 15 minutes. (Watch the syrup carefully during the last few minutes of reducing to prevent burning.) Swirl in butter. Drizzle the sauce over the sweet potatoes.


Make Ahead Tip: The balsamic drizzle (Step 2) will keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop, adding a little water if the syrup has thickened too much, before drizzling over the roasted sweet potatoes.

Nutrition Facts

233 calories; protein 1.9g; carbohydrates 48.2g; dietary fiber 3.4g; sugars 32.2g; fat 4.7g; saturated fat 1.1g; cholesterol 2.5mg; vitamin a iu 20913.1IU; vitamin c 17mg; folate 8.2mcg; calcium 37.1mg; iron 1mg; magnesium 24.2mg; potassium 631.9mg; sodium 181.7mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 9g.

Reviews (12)

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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
I made these last night. My husband and I loved them. I put in a bit more olive oil to make sure the potatoes were coated well. The dressing is fabulous! I will definitely make these again! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
The previous comment is only one persons opinion. My wife and I both consider the roasted sweet potatoes one of our favorite recipes. No maybe the potatoes aren't crisp but roasted doesn't necessarily always mean crisp. As for the syrup the balsamic vinegar is a good foil to the honey and I find it a perfect balance not too sweet at all. I have served the sweet potatoes to guests with none left after the meal. The sweets are always a hit. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
1/2 wedges burned REAL well at 425 for fewer than 25min. I went to turn the potatoes at @ 12min. timed and they were well scorched already. (Yes my temp is/was correct and verified by both setting and oven thermometer). I suggest using the broiler until browned. Flip then cook another 2-3 minutes. Turn heat off and cover with loose foil or another tray to finish in oven. Works well with a similar way/recipe I prepare them in slices. A touch of charring is all good on Sweet Potatoes but this one needs to be revised. Cons: Too hot for too long. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This recipe produces wonderfully tender and tasty roasted not crisp sweet potatoes. My guests never leave any of the sweets on the serving platter when I include them with a meal. The syrup is a perfect compliment to the sweets. The balsamic vinegar provides a good foil to the sweetness of the honey and is not too sweet at all the perfect balance actually. My wife especially enjoys this recipe and never minds when I offer to prepare the sweets. phil Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Easy and delicious! This was so easy and it turned out great eveybody at my house thought it was super yummy. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
The potatoes were not even close to crisp for the time listed; rather they were a soggy mash. And the syrup was far too sweet. We will not be doing this one again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Drizzle is black gold!! You could put this drizzle on SHOES and they would taste good. Seriously the counterbalance of the flavors is very exciting for those who are not sweet potato fanatics like myself. For those of us who think putting anything on a sweet potato is sacrilege trust me you'll really like it! Pros: Great Flavor easy to make fast. Cons: I made half the recipe and it was plenty for two of us. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Great as drizzle on baked sweet potato I wanted something to put on my baked sweet potato that wasn't just butter and brown sugar and this did the trick! It was the perfect amount of sweet without feeling like I was ruining the health benefits of the sweet potato. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This is a fabulous recipe. We have made it several times just for ourselves and have enjoyed the sweet potatoes with this balsamic drizzle. The recipe works so well that we have recommended it to friends and we are including it with our traditional Thanksgiving Day meal. lreeves MI Read More