Melting Sweet Potatoes

Get ready for Melting sweet potatoes! That’s right – sweet potatoes that literally melt and dissolve in your mouth! What makes them so melty? It’s all the butter I used my friends. {Runs away in shame…Haha…jk} You know me, I’m not big on butter usually. I try to use plant-based fats in my cooking whenever possible because that waist line can feel the difference when I don’t. But it’s the week before Thanksgiving, and as I’m prepping recipes for Thanksgiving, I realized it’s all better with butter. It’s probably the biggest day of indulgence for most of us, so why not get that melting effect with the butter as these sweet potatoes slowly roast and get bubbly in the oven?!

These Melting Sweet Potatoes are a must Thanksgiving side dish. The edges are slightly crunchy and the insides are super tender, caramelized & candy-like!

The edges get slightly crunchy but the insides are literally melting sweet potatoes…soft, caramelized and candy-like! That’s what happens when you mix butter and maple syrup on top of a sweet starch like sweet potatoes. The result is love at first bite. Sweet potatoes are a must-side dish for Thanksgiving. This year, impress your guests with this “meltingly” delicious take on sweet potatoes. It’s the perfect recipe for the holiday season!


These Melting Sweet Potatoes are a must Thanksgiving side dish. The edges are slightly crunchy and the insides are super tender, caramelized & candy-like!


 

 

How to Make Melting Sweet Potatoes (1 min.)

https://youtu.be/oTPBrbdpuu8

Ingredients

Sweet Potatoes

  • 3 medium whole potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1/2 inch thickness
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • More maple syrup for serving, if desired

Instructions

Sweet Potatoes

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  2. Place the sweet potatoes on a sheet pan, add melted butter, salt to taste and pinch of cinnamon.
  3. Toss to coat, and then spread the sweet potatoes on the pan in a single layer, not touching.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes. Then flip the potatoes, drizzle them with maple syrup, and return to the oven for 20 more minutes.
  5. Potatoes will be golden brown on the outside with a nice crisp, while the insides will be soft and the syrup will be reduced and bubbly.
  6. Sprinkle pecans on top, add more maple syrup if you desire, and enjoy hot and melty.

NOTES:

  • Recipe inspired by Dessert for Two
  • I highly recommend using parchment paper for easy removal of the sweet potatoes. Otherwise, you will need to remove them from the pan as soon as they come out of the oven so they don’t stick.
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1 Comment

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    leah glass
    November 19, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    mmmmmm….please share my foodie ideas are getting stale

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