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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    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


    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

    3 g
    2 g
    Saturated Fat:
    1 g
    23 g
    1 g
    149 mg
    Monounsaturated Fat:
    0 g
    1 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat
    5 g
    Carbohydrate Servings:
    1 1/2
    340 mg
    Nutrition Bonus:
    Vitamin A (230% daily value), Vitamin C (15% dv)
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