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. Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2007

Kathy Farrell-Kingsley
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Ingredients

Directions

  • 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.

See More: Healthy Sweet Potato Side Dish Recipes

Nutrition Facts

92 calories; 2 g total fat; 5 mg cholesterol; 119 mg sodium. 18 g carbohydrates; 1.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (41)

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43 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
11/18/2019
I haven't tried this recipe yet, because I can't guess how many servings it's supposed to make. It says "1 serving," but that can't be right, for 2 1/2 lbs. sweet potatoes. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2019
I did I added a little honey maybe a little less than a teaspoon and cut one granny smith apple (1 1/2) to introduce another flavor. turned out great and my husband loved it. Thanks Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2017
I made this as a substitute for the normal canned yams at Thanksgiving. Everyone really liked them and raved about how they were sweet but not too sweet. I kept the fact they were healthy hidden.;) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2017
Like many making these forever. An excellent do ahead recipe. I add a splash of vanilla and oj instead of lemon. Can never make enough! Your oven quirks should be taken into consideration lest you get mashed potatoes! I cover a bit longer but crank up convection to 425 to brown w/o overcooking. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2017
Love the maple syrup goes really well with sweet potatoes. A perfect alternative to the oily dipping I've been accustomed to. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2016
Absolutely amazing totally love this recipe. I have always loved sweet potato but this takes them to a whole new level. This will now be a regular in our house! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/25/2015
I Wish I Had Doubled the Recipe! I weighed the sweet potatoes after peeling them and they were about 1/4# more than called for. I think the recipe will feed the 5 people who will be eating at my table but I'm considering making a second batch in order to ensure leftovers! It's delicious looks pretty and can be made a day in advance. This is a good alternative to all of the sweet potato recipes that call for a lot of butter sweetening and other extra ingredients. I will definitely make it again! Pros: Easy can be made a day ahead reasonably healthy attractive. Cons: This won't feed 12 hungry people as the recipe claims. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2015
Have made my old family recipe for brown sugar and butter sweet potatoes for years but now that I've found this recipe it is the only one I use. So easy and great flavor without the heavy calories. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2014
When temperature is over 60 degrees all vitamins dies. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/05/2014
Healthy substitutions... I substituted honey for the maple syrup and used Ghee butter w/ a little bit of nutmeg. A healthier alternative and still very yummy and easy. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2013
Not overly sweet I was looking for a sweet potato recipe that was not full of marshmallows and overly sweet. This is perfect. The flavor of sweet potato comes through with a mild maple flavor. I will make this for every holiday going forward. Pros: Easy to fix. Great flavor. Cons: None Read More
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
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
Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2012
Maple roasted awesome sweet potatoes I made these in advance for Thanksgiving and couldn't help but taste test them.. Awesome never mind mashed sweet potatoes its going to be roasted from now on! Can't wait to serve these on Thanksgiving I know everyone will love them! Pros: Easy to put together. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2012
The flavor of this dish was so poignant and delicious! Not too sweet! Not too heavy! Candied yams are one of my favs but Maple-Roasted Sweet Potatoes are now my new fav! Absolutely loved this dish!! 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
Rating: 4 stars
01/31/2012
Nice Flavor! I really like the process of roasting vegetables. The end result is such a sweet and carmelized product. I can't believe my DH doesn't like sweet potatoes! What's not to like? They're sweet! I recommend this recipe - thanks for sharing! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2011
Thanksgiving hit! These were a hit for Thanksgiving this year. So delicious but so easy. I left them in a little longer which caused them to brown a little but everyone loved them anyway. So good my mother-in-law asked me to make them for Christmas! Pros: easy Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
With 50% more sauce this recipe is fantastic! Otherwise the sweet potatoes are not well coated. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I adjusted the recipe a little and used red yams. I subbed a little olive oil for the butter and used agave nectar and organic sucanut in addition to the maple syrup. I also added a little ginger and cinnamon. It was amazing and no one knew that it was really good for them! Read More
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
10/30/2011
This recipe has become a new family favorite. Even my kids will eat these. Thanks you! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This was delicious! I modified it by using olive oil stevia and orange extract then seasoned with salt pepper and garlic powder. 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
10/30/2011
I made this to bring to my grandmother's on Thanksgiving and aside from her turkey and cranberry stuffing it ended up being my favorite dish. Delish! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I used olive oil instead of butter it adds more flavor to potatoes. There is no need to cover the potatoes at the beginning of the cooking. And 50 minutes of total cooking is too much. The dish is ready within 30-40 minutes. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This was AMAZING. I cannot believe that so little butter no brown sugar and a small amount of maple syrup could make sweet potatoes so sweet. This is a super change from my family's other recipe butter sugar and more butter and sugar; topped with more butter and sugar.:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
My boyfriends favorite food are sweet potatoes He LOVED them. I was very happy with the nutritional value. Rachel Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I used yams instead of sweet potatoes( my grocer was out of sweet potatoes) and substitutes a couple teaspoons of honey in place of some of the maple syrup (cause I ran out). THEY WERE AMAZING!!! I baked them with foil over them for a bit to cut the cooking time almost in half. Just took the foil off for the 2nd half to let the glaze cook better!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
This is one of the BEST and easiest recipes I have ever tried for Sweet Potatoes. Anonymous 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
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Great alternative to candied sweet potatoes. Will enjoy these all year long! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
I make these using sugar free maple flavored syrup from Maple Grove. It takes great and is even more guilt-free. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Very easy and so tasty! I was very happy with the dish and how quick it was to make. 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
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
I have to add to what the others said...The lemon in the sauce gives the sweet potatoes just a hint of sour with the sweet. Great addition to the sauce. Read More
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
Made them for Thanksgiving and everyone really enjoyed them. I added Cinnamon to them otherwise stuck with the recipe. I will definitely make them again and not just at Thanksgivng... I'm a big sweet potato fan!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Excellent! Everyone loved these sweet potatoes I followed the recipe strictly and they came out great. I would like to make another batch and use more of a traditional honey/cinnamon flavor. Very easy quick prep and bake! Instant staple! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Great on the Grill These are fantastic as directed but these can also be done on the grill for days you don't want to blast an already hot house with more heat. I make foil packets for these divide them into servings and toss them on the grill (cooking times vary according to temp level). The maple syrup or honey caramelizes which is divine. I love the other variations reviewers suggested: add cinnamon swap orange for the lemon use honey. Fantastic alternative to heavy cream-based mashed potatoes. Read More