As the name implies, these sweet potatoes melt right in your mouth. After browning in a hot oven, thick slices of sweet potato simmer in broth and soak up the flavors of maple syrup and lemon. This simple dish is great alongside roasted chicken or pork and makes a great Thanksgiving side dish.

Carolyn Casner
Source:, July 2020


Recipe Summary

15 mins
50 mins
Nutrition Profile:


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat to 500 degrees F.

  • Toss sweet potatoes, butter, oil, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Arrange in a single layer in a 9-by-13-inch metal baking pan. (Do not use a glass dish, which could shatter.) Roast, flipping once, until browned, 25 to 30 minutes.

  • Whisk broth, maple syrup and lemon juice together in a measuring cup. Carefully add the mixture to the pan. Continue roasting until most of the liquid is absorbed and the sweet potatoes are very tender, 5 to 8 more minutes. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

228 calories; protein 3.4g 7% DV; carbohydrates 40.6g 13% DV; exchange other carbs 2.5; dietary fiber 5.1g 20% DV; sugars 18g; fat 6.4g 10% DV; saturated fat 2.8g 14% DV; cholesterol 10.7mg 4% DV; vitamin a iu 29176.6IU 584% DV; vitamin c 30.6mg 51% DV; folate 9.8mcg 2% DV; calcium 73.4mg 7% DV; iron 1.1mg 6% DV; magnesium 44.2mg 16% DV; potassium 772mg 22% DV; sodium 359mg 14% DV; added sugar 8g.