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Quick & Easy Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes

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These sticky-sweet sweet potatoes are the perfect side dish for Thanksgiving, elegant celebrations, or casual dinners!
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Enhance the natural sweetness of sweet potatoes by roasting them with a drizzle of olive oil and honey. This easy and quick way to prepare them is not only effortless but makes the perfect accompaniment for any meat entree. They are the perfect side dish for Thanksgiving, elegant celebrations, or casual dinners!

Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients For Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes

To make these sweet delights you only need:

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Honey
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper

Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes

How To Make The Best Honey-Roasted Sweet Potatoes

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F. Place all ingredients into a medium-sized bowl and toss to combine.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil. Place the sweet potatoes on the baking sheet and roast for 25-30 minutes until tender and slightly caramelized on the edges.
  3. Transfer to a serving dish and drizzle a little extra olive oil on top before serving.

How Do I Prevent The Sweet Potatoes From Sicking To The Tray?

Making sure they are well coated in the oil/honey mixture is the best way to prevent them from sticking. The oil keeps them from sticking.

Can I Make This Ahead Of Time And Reheat?

Yes, you can. Make them according to the recipe’s directions, let them cool down completely, and store them in an airtight container in the fridge. Reheat them in the oven or microwave.

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Quick & Easy Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes

These sticky-sweet sweet potatoes are the perfect side dish for Thanksgiving, elegant celebrations, or casual dinners!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 SERVINGS
Calories: 258kcal
Author: Katherine - Yummfully

Equipment

  • Knife and cutting board
  • Peeler
  • Medium-sized bowl
  • Baking sheet

Ingredients

  • 4 sweet potatoes, washed, peeled, and cut into one-inch cubes
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • ¼ tsp salt (or to taste)
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 F. Place all ingredients into a medium-sized bowl and toss to combine.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil. Place the sweet potatoes on the baking sheet and roast for 25-30 minutes until tender and slightly caramelized on the edges.
  • Transfer to a serving dish and drizzle more olive oil on top before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 217mg | Potassium: 458mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 6mg

Frequently Asked Questions

What Can I Use If I Don’t Have Extra-Virgin Olive Oil?

You can use canola, vegetables, avocado, or any neutral oil of your liking.

Can I Use Regular Potatoes Instead Of Seet Potatoes?

Technically, you can. But remember, sweet potatoes naturally-sweet flavor works well with cinnamon and honey, whereas potatoes are more likely to taste good with spices like paprika and herbs like parsley and garlic salt.

What If I Don’t Have Ground Cinnamon?

You can use nutmeg, allspice, or even pumpkin pie spice for a similarly delicious flavor profile.

How Do I Know When The Sweet Potatoes Are Done?

They should be fork-tender and with the edges slightly caramelized.

Can I Use Maple Syrup Instead Of Honey?

Maple syrup is a great substitute for honey. It pairs perfectly well with sweet potatoes and cinnamon.

What’s The Best Way To Peel And Cut Sweet Potatoes?

Peel them with a vegetable peeler then use a very sharp knife to cut them into one-inch squares. It is advisable to cut a thin slice lengthwise at the bottom so you can rest them solidly on the cutting board. Try to make the squares roughly the same size so they cook evenly.

Can I Add Other Spices?

Definitely! You can add ginger, turmeric, or cardamom for example.

Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes

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