Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Balsamic Drizzle

11 Reviews
From the EatingWell Kitchen

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

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, (about 3 medium), peeled
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon butter

Preparation

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  1. Preheat oven to 425 °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.
  2. 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 information

  • Per serving: 233 calories; 5 g fat(1 g sat); 3 g fiber; 48 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 8 mcg folate; 3 mg cholesterol; 32 g sugars; 9 g added sugars; 20913 IU vitamin A; 17 mg vitamin C; 37 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 182 mg sodium; 632 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 3
  • Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 other carbohydrate, 1 fat

Reviews 11

January 19, 2016
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By: EatingWell User
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.
November 20, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Easy tasty meal This recipe was easy to make and tasted awesome! I made it for myself as a meal. Little ingredients and good for you. Anyone who likes sweet potoatoes will love these. Keep them in a few more minutes to get them crispier. Pros: Healthy, easy Cons: None
May 18, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
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.
November 02, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Easy and delicious! This was so easy and it turned out great, eveybody at my house thought it was super yummy.
March 11, 2012
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By: bsindaco
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.
May 19, 2011
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By: haleak2
Great Side Dish This is a great dish with complimentary flavors. The sweetness of the potatoes and honey mix well with the tang of the vinegar and spice of the salt and pepper. This is best served as a side dish. I attempted to have a serving for lunch one day, but found myself a bit unsatisfied regarding my appetite. Therefore, it works best as a side to a main dish at your largest meal time. I followed the recipe exactly and was pleased with how easy it was and the final result. Pros: complimentary flavors
November 21, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
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
February 18, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
This was a nice, simple recipe. I don't think the reduction is too sweet, it might be if you use a poor quality vinegar. The flavors of the sweet potato and the reduction perfectly complement each other. Both my husband and I enjoyed it, although he noted that if you add too much reduction it's too heavy, so stop at a nice drizzle. Definitely adding to the my recipe box.
December 13, 2009
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By: proullard
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