Looking for an easy side dish that packs a big flavor punch? I’ve got a recipe for you today that will do just that! These maple roasted sweet potatoes are mainly babysat by the oven making your house smell delicious. The only thing you have to do is cut them and sprinkle some yummies on them, which only takes a few minutes.
Pretty soon your senses will be swept away into a Maple Fall fairy land, where you are frolicking in the middle of a pumpkin patch, drinking hot apple cider, with the faint smell of a bonfire in the distance.
Ok maybe not, but yeah, these sweet potatoes do smell really good.
I like these simple sweet potatoes because they are easy enough for a weeknight meal, but tasty enough for guests. I usually plan for a half a sweet potato per person, so for the four of us, I made 2 sweet potatoes and had plenty!
That oven really does something pretty special to the sweet potatoes, doesn’t it? Enough blabbing already. On to the recipe.
- 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 3 T. butter, cut into small pats
- 1 t. cinnamon
- 2 T. maple syrup
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place cubed sweet potatoes in a baking dish in a thin layer.
- Add pats of butter on top and place in oven uncovered.
- After about five minutes, when the butter is melted, stir sweet potatoes and place back in oven.
- Roast for about 35 minutes until tender, but with still a small "bite" to them.
- Sprinkle cinnamon and maple syrup over the sweet potatoes and stir until evenly coated.
- Crank up the heat to 425 degrees and roast for another 5-10 minutes until it is syrupy and sweet potatoes have reached desired tenderness.