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.