Maple-Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Roasting sweet potatoes is even easier than boiling and mashing them. Maple syrup glaze transforms this ultra-simple dish into something sublime.

Kathy Kingsley

Used by permission. (c) Eating Well, Inc.

Maple-Roasted Sweet Potatoes

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    Ingredients

    2 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces (about 8 cups) 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    1/3 cup pure maple syrup 1/2 teaspoon salt
    2 tablespoons butter, melted Freshly ground pepper, to taste

    directions

    Prep: 10 min Total: More than 60 min
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    • 1

      Preheat oven to 400F.

    • 2

      Arrange sweet potatoes in an even layer in a 9-by-13-inch glass baking dish. Combine maple syrup, butter, lemon juice, salt and pepper in small bowl. Pour the mixture over the sweet potatoes; toss to coat.

    • 3

      Cover and bake the sweet potatoes for 15 minutes. Uncover, stir and cook, stirring every 15 minutes, until tender and starting to brown, 45 to 50 minutes more.

    nutritional information

    Calories:
    113
    Fiber:
    3 g
    Fat:
    2 g
    Saturated Fat:
    1 g
    Carbohydrates:
    23 g
    Protein:
    1 g
    Sodium:
    149 mg
    Monounsaturated Fat:
    0 g
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat
    Cholesterol:
    5 g
    Carbohydrate Servings:
    1 1/2
    Potassium:
    340 mg
    Nutrition Bonus:
    Vitamin A (230% daily value), Vitamin C (15% dv)
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