Eat Skinny Be Skinny Thanksgiving Sides Part 3: Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes

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This dish is almost too good for words. After I took a bite of these potatoes, just a few moments ago, I literally said “OMG!” out loud, causing  my fiancé to get a little nervous. But I couldn’t help it, these potatoes are out of this world amazing. If you aren’t a mashed sweet potato person or aren’t a huge fan of their natural flavor, this side dish is perfect for you. The maple syrup and butter give these potatoes a dessert like quality and the roasting give them a melt in your mouth like texture. Serve these hot right out of the oven for a perfect, sweet side dish at your Thanksgiving meal!

Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into small chunks
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice [optional]

How to Make Them:

  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • Arrange sweet potatoes in an even layer in a 9-by-13-inch glass baking dish.

  • Combine maple syrup, butter, salt and pepper in small bowl. [Add lemon juice here if you use it].

  • Pour the mixture over the sweet potatoes and toss them until they are coated.

  • Cover and bake the sweet potatoes for 15 minutes. Uncover and stir every 15 minutes, until tender, 30-45 minutes more.

Nutritional Information per 1/2 cup: 96 calories, 2 grams of fat, 1 gram of protein and 2 grams of fiber.

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  1. Wednesday, November 24th, 2010
    YUM! I love sweet potatoes any way you cook them and these look divine!
  2. Posted by Kimberly Peterson on
    Wednesday, November 24th, 2010
    OMG!!! I think I'm with you. I will definitely make this the next time I serve up some sweet potatoes!! It's sooo simple too and looks sooo delicious!
  3. Posted by Carla on
    Wednesday, November 24th, 2010
    WOW this looks great and it will fit into one of my meal plans perfectly. Thanks so much for the post.
  4. Posted by Briarrose on
    Wednesday, November 24th, 2010
    Oh wonderful plan to add in the maple syrup. I have a container of that in the cabinet and sweet potatoes in the bin....clearly a sign to make this. ;)
  5. Posted by kjpugs on
    Tuesday, November 30th, 2010
    I've never tried sweet taters except as baked or fried french fries. Mashed sweet potatoes scare me. So this might be a good way to switch it up!
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