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

EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2007


Read the full recipe after the video.

Recipe Summary

10 mins
1 hr 10 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400°F.

  • Arrange sweet potatoes in an even layer in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Combine maple syrup, butter, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a 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.


9-by-13-inch baking dish

To make ahead

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

Nutrition Facts

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

1 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat