Last updated on December 15th, 2018 at 08:54 pm
Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes are coated in a tasty maple syrup mixture and roasted until tender, caramelized and slightly golden. This delicious roasted sweet potato side dish is easy to make any day of the week and fabulous enough to serve during the holidays!
It’s no secret, I absolutely love roasted vegetables, especially oven roasted sweet potatoes. Roasting vegetables is easy and always brings out the natural sweetness of the vegetable intensifying its flavor. The well browned, caramelized golden edges are always my favorite part.
This delicious and simple sweet potato recipe has a handful of ingredients, uses only one baking sheet pan, which is great if you don’t want to clean a whole bunch of pots and pans, and cooks in the oven while you get the rest of your meal ready!
Roasted root vegetables are a fall staple, although I must admit, my family loves oven roasted vegetables any time of the year. Roasted sweet potato cubes are incredibly simple to make and take less time than roasting a whole sweet potato.
These Maple Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes are a great and simple vegetable side dish to serve alongside any protein like this Honey Mustard & Herb Oven Roasted Pork Loin and also fantastic with a big bowl of quinoa. Just take a look at my Mexican Buddha Bowl with Roasted Vegetables and Cilantro Lime Crema – Yum, a vegetarian’s dream for sure!
The Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes are loaded with nutrients, antioxidants and are a great source of fiber. They help reduce and regulate sugar levels and are well known for boosting brain function and improving memory. Because of their high content of vitamin A they are specially important for the immune system.
How To Roast Sweet Potatoes
- Peel and cut the sweet potato pieces about the same size so they bake evenly.
- Set the oven temperature to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. It is important that the temperature is high enough so you get a creamy tender center while having golden brown edges.
- Line a sheet pan with aluminium foil or parchment paper for easy clean up.
- Toss the sweet potatoes with oil and seasonings. In this particular Maple Oven Roasted Sweet Potato recipe I use maple syrup, brown sugar and cinnamon but you can pretty much use any spice/seasoning you want. Honey, thyme and cayenne are some of my favorite options.
- Spread the sweet potatoes on the baking sheet in a single layer for even cooking.
- Bake, turning once for about 30 to 40 minutes or until tender.
- If you like your sweet potatoes on the sweeter side add 1 or 2 additional tablespoons of brown sugar.
- Here are some must try sweet potato recipes
Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Greens Salad with Quince Vinaigrette
Sweet Potato Casserole with Crunchy Topping
Skillet Cheddar Jalapeno Sweet Potato Cornbread
Sweet Potato, Spinach and Cashew Curry (Kylee Cooks)
- What to serve with Maple Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes?
Easy Oven Baked Pork Chops
Pressure Cooker Whole Chicken “Rotisserie Style”
Lemon and Herb Roasted Chicken Thighs
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Maple Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- 2 large sweet potatoes
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt to taste
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil for easy clean up.
- Rinse, peel and cut the sweet potatoes into 3/4 inch cubes.
- In a small bowl, mix the maple syrup, brown sugar, cinnamon and olive oil.
- Spread the sweet potatoes in a single layer on the baking sheet and pour the maple syrup mixture over them. Season lightly with salt and toss to coat.
- Roast in the oven, for 30 to 40 minutes or until tender and the edges are lightly brown, turning them with a spatula once during the cooking process.
- Remove from the oven and season with salt to taste. Serve warm.
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