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Large serving dish with melting sweet potatoes and pecans on the side
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Melting Sweet Potatoes

Melting Sweet Potatoes are a lighter version of candied sweet potatoes! They are "just right" in the sweet department without losing the caramelization!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
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Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 305kcal
Author Yumna Jawad



  • Preheat the oven to 450°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place the sweet potatoes on the prepared sheet pan, add the melted butter, salt and 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 the maple syrup and vegetable broth on top, and return to the oven for 20 more minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are caramelized and the maple syrup is reduced and bubbly.
  • Transfer the sweet potatoes to a platter and drizzle the sauce from the pan on top. Sprinkle pecans, and serve immediately.


Storage: Once cooled, place the sweet potatoes in an air-tight container in the fridge, they will keep well for 2 to 3 days and can be reheated in the oven at 360F, covered with foil, to warm through.
Tip: Make sure to use 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