Melting Sweet Potatoes with Herbs & Garlic


This savory spin on sweet potatoes uses earthy herbs and aromatics to help cut through the sweetness of the spuds, creating a beautifully balanced dish. Leaving the skins on helps the sweet potatoes retain some texture after being roasted, but they work just as well peeled. Look for sweet potatoes that are similar in diameter, which will help them cook at the same rate, and try smoked paprika instead of sweet to give them even more of a savory edge.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins
1 cups


  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, sliced 1/2 inch thick

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth or chicken broth

  • 2 large cloves garlic, grated


  1. Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat to 500 degrees F.

  2. Toss sweet potatoes, butter, oil, thyme, rosemary, paprika, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Arrange in a single layer in a 9-by-13-inch metal baking pan. (Don't use a glass dish, as it could shatter.) Roast, flipping once, until browned, 25 to 30 minutes.

  3. Whisk broth and garlic in a measuring cup. Carefully add the broth mixture to the hot pan. Continue roasting until most of the liquid has been absorbed and the potatoes are very tender, about 15 minutes more. Serve hot.

    Melting Sweet Potatoes with Herbs & Garlic

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

220 Calories
9g Fat
33g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 3/4 cup
Calories 220
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 4g 8%
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Vitamin A 29381IU 588%
Vitamin C 30mg 34%
Folate 10mcg 2%
Sodium 358mg 16%
Calcium 65mg 5%
Iron 1mg 7%
Magnesium 43mg 10%
Potassium 772mg 16%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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