Maple-Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Maple-Roasted Sweet Potatoes

36 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2007

Roasting sweet potatoes is even easier than boiling and mashing them. Maple syrup glaze transforms this ultra-simple dish into something sublime.

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  • 2 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces (about 8 cups)
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Preparation

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  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Just before serving, reheat at 350°F until hot, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 1/2 cup
  • Per serving: 92 calories; 2 g fat(1 g sat); 2 g fiber; 18 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 4 mcg folate; 5 mg cholesterol; 9 g sugars; 5 g added sugars; 11108 IU vitamin A; 12 mg vitamin C; 32 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 119 mg sodium; 294 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat

Reviews 36

September 13, 2016
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By: Peta Johnston
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!
November 25, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
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.
November 13, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
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.
December 21, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
When temperature is over 60 degrees all vitamins dies.
September 05, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
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.
December 27, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
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
October 12, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
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
November 23, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
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. ;)
November 21, 2012
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By: jenniferkurth
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 .