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Melting Sweet Potatoes

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

  • Author: Yumna Jawad
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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 melting sweet potatoes slowly roast and get bubbly in the oven?!

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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!

I hope you love this healthy-ish feelgood Melting Sweet Potatoes recipe. If you make it, please leave me a comment telling me how you like it, or use hashtag #feelgoodfoodie on Instagram so I can see your recreations

Here are some of my other favorites sweet potato dishes:

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These Melting Sweet Potatoes are a must Thanksgiving side dish. The edges are slightly crunchy and the insides are super tender, caramelized & candy-like!
Melting Sweet Potatoes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 
These Melting Sweet Potatoes are a must Thanksgiving side dish. The edges are slightly crunchy and the insides are super tender, caramelized & candy-like!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Sweet Potato, Sweet Potato Rounds
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 305 kcal
Author: Yumna Jawad
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.

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Recipe 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.

Nutrition Facts
Melting Sweet Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 305 Calories from Fat 113
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.5g 19%
Saturated Fat 4.3g 22%
Cholesterol 15.3mg 5%
Sodium 158.9mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 46.8g 16%
Dietary Fiber 4.4g 18%
Sugars 17.5g
Protein 4.1g 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Comments

  • Reply
    Abraham M
    January 19, 2018 at 9:51 am

    I have sweet potatoes at least once a week and this is very much of an upgrade over my usual salt and ground pepper addition. I swap butter with olive oil which goes well with sweet potatoes.

  • Reply
    leah glass
    November 19, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    mmmmmm….please share my foodie ideas are getting stale

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