In this easy vegetable side dish recipe, sweet potatoes are tossed with maple syrup, butter and lemon juice and are roasted until tender and golden brown. The delicious glaze that forms on these maple-roasted sweet potatoes transform this ultra-simple dish into something sublime.

Kathy Farrell-Kingsley
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2007

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Recipe Summary

total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
12
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

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  • Arrange sweet potatoes in an even layer in a 9-by-13-inch glass baking dish. Combine maple syrup, butter, lemon juice, salt and pepper in small bowl. Pour the mixture over the sweet potatoes; toss to coat.

  • Cover and bake the sweet potatoes for 15 minutes. Uncover, stir and cook, stirring every 15 minutes, until tender and starting to brown, 45 to 50 minutes more.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Just before serving, reheat at 350°F until hot, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

92 calories; protein 1.2g 2% DV; carbohydrates 18g 6% DV; dietary fiber 1.9g 8% DV; sugars 9.1g; fat 2g 3% DV; saturated fat 1.3g 6% DV; cholesterol 5.1mg 2% DV; vitamin a iu 11108.3IU 222% DV; vitamin c 11.8mg 20% DV; folate 3.8mcg 1% DV; calcium 31.7mg 3% DV; iron 0.4mg 2% DV; magnesium 17.6mg 6% DV; potassium 294.1mg 8% DV; sodium 118.9mg 5% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 7% DV; added sugar 5g.

Reviews (41)

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43 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Absolutely delicious. Inadvertently didn't cover it but that was okay as it caused the sauce to thicken just a touch. Used both whilte sweet potatoes and garnet yams lovely color and flavor. Took about 35 mins to cook with the potatoes in 1.5 inch cubes. Stirred every 10 minutes. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Very good recipe. Note to people who use yams.... they are all sweet potatoes ((Ipomoea batatas) some varieties are lighter in color and some are darker. A yam is a large root vegetable that is starchy & fibrous (from the genus Dioscorea) found in Africa & parts of Asia though they are starting to show up in some markets in North America. If you grab one thinking they are the "sweet things" you'll be getting a rude surprise. If you notice on canned "Yams" the law requires them to also be labeled "Sweet Potato" Sorry just one of my bugs the whole thing causes confusion. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2012
Delicious!! I make these sweet potatoes at least once a week.. they are soo GOOD. I don't even cover them. I put them on my cookie sheet too.. so the casserole dish isn't even really needed. Trust me. I keep them in a storage container for lunch the next day.. YUMM. Pros: Everything Cons: Nothing Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2013
Great with Thanksgiving Supper! I made these the night before and reheated as suggested on the day of. When I heated them again I added chopped pecans and thought they complemented the sweet potatoes well. Very similar to the glazed carrots with nuts. I 1.5x the recipe to feed 10 and had little leftover. Pros: make-ahead Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Wonderful dish! I always use a full 1/2 lemon and some cayenne in place of black pepper to give it a slight kick to cut through the usual richness of typical holiday fare. My family is astonished that the entire dish contains only two tablespoons of butter.... Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2012
The better choice for healthy! Made for Thanksging yesterday and these Sweet potatoes turned out AWESOME!! Will finish them off tonight and plan to make more tomorrow since I have extra sweet potatoes....had accidentally gotten over 5 pounds..I did double the sauce as I had read that suggestion in the comments and so glad I did! It really needs the extra juice. Also used orange juice instead of lemon. Added a wee bit of cinnamon. After the first 15 min covered they really only need to cook another 25-30 min.(not the 45 in recipe..unless you want a puree..lol) They were unbelievable! Better than what I used to make with the syrupy sugary cans adding more brown sugar and marshmallows. That was just unhealthy! I may add walnuts though.;) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
It was wonderful! I added a bit more syrup than the recipe called for and it made a lovely caramelized coating. A keeper! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
So simple and delicious! The hardest part was cutting the raw Yams! Next time I'm going to cook them a little to make them easier to cut. Also I used sugar fee maple syrup to accomodate a diabetic friend. I used a little more than the recipe called for! I can't imagine that they could taste any better. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
This sounds delicious! I usually add pecans or walnuts and a sprinkle of orange juice &/or rind. Read More