Melting Sweet Potatoes

5 from 7 votes

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

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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 the butter mixed with the natural sweetness of sweet potatoes that comes out when roasted.

 Melting Sweet Potatoes on a white plate

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. These melting sweet potatoes slowly roast and get bubbly in the oven. The result is love at first bite.

A plate full of Melting Sweet Potatoes

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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!

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Melting Sweet Potatoes

These Melting Sweet Potatoes are a must Thanksgiving side dish. The edges are slightly crunchy and the insides are super tender, caramelized & candy-like!
5 from 7 votes
Servings 4 servings
Course Side Dish
Calories 305
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins


Sweet Potatoes

  • 3 medium whole potatoes peeled and sliced into ½ 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


Sweet Potatoes

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • Place the sweet potatoes on a sheet pan, add melted butter, salt to taste and pinch of cinnamon.
  • Toss to coat, and then spread the sweet potatoes on the pan in a single layer, not touching.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Then flip the potatoes, drizzle them with maple syrup, and return to the oven for 20 more minutes.
  • 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.
  • Sprinkle pecans on top, add more maple syrup if you desire, and enjoy hot and melty.



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.


Calories: 305kcal, Carbohydrates: 46.8g, Protein: 4.1g, Fat: 12.5g, Saturated Fat: 4.3g, Cholesterol: 15.3mg, Sodium: 158.9mg, Fiber: 4.4g, Sugar: 17.5g

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  1. 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.