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Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes

These Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes are a simple and flavourful side dish! Just 5 ingredients: sweet potatoes tossed in maple syrup, butter, paprika and cinnamon, make a delicious combination.

Sweet potatoes are a delicious side dish option for dinner any time of year! These sweet potatoes are roasted in maple syrup, butter and spices, making them a favourite. Enjoy these with roasted chicken, turkey or even tossed into salads.

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Sweet, flavourful and delicious!

Maple and sweet potatoes are a perfect flavour combination. When the sweet potatoes roast in maple syrup they almost become candied (you can see the candied sweet potatoes along the edge of the pan in my pictures). And with butter and cinnamon, oh my, so flavourful.

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Makes a great holiday side dish.

Anything with sweet potatoes always seems to end up on the holiday dinner table for Thanksgiving and Christmas…whether it be Sweet Potato Casserole, Sweet Potato Biscuits or a dish like these simple Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes. There’s just something about sweet potatoes that makes them a favourite, year after year. Not to mention how perfect they go with roasted turkey.

Not just for holidays!

Nope, these are also a great option for dinner any time of year. Having a roasted chicken? Make these at the same time. Or even toss them into salads for lunch (this is a great option for leftovers)!

a top down image of a white enamel pan filled with maple roasted sweet potatoes

How big to chop the sweet potatoes?

There are different ways to roast sweet potatoes, and depending on how big you would like the chunks to be, the outcome is different. I like to cut the sweet potatoes into 1/2 inch cubes, because I like the size and the soft texture of them after they’ve roasted. The downside to this size that people might not like (but I do), is that the sweet potato does get soft and some break apart (you can see this in my pictures). If you prefer more robust bites, cut the sweet potato into 1 inch (or bigger) cubes. But the reality is, don’t all sweet potatoes get realllllly soft after roasting, and isn’t that the goal? No matter the size though, make sure to use a spatula and mix gently while roasting.

Maple Roasted Sweet Potato Tips & Tricks

  • Sweet Potatoes: This recipe calls for about 8 cups of 1/2 cubes of sweet potato, which is about 4 medium sweet potatoes.
  • To peel or not to peel? Unless you really love the peel or are willing to remove it with every bite, I would peel the sweet potatoes first.
  • Maple Syrup: Use pure maple syrup.
  • Spices: I like to add paprika for colour, and the cinnamon adds a nice flavour. You can leave out both or either if you wish, but honestly why would you. 😉
  • What pan to use? I made these in an enamel braising pan, but you can use a 9 x 13 baking pan or even a baking sheet.
  • Stirring while roasting. You will need to gently stir the sweet potatoes as they roast, about every 15 minutes or so to ensure they don’t stick to the pan and burn. You might/will notice that when you stir them, you might break some of the sweet potato cubes. Use a spatula and mix gently to help prevent this as much as you can.
  • Can I make these ahead of time? You can, BUT they will become very soft/mushy. If you want this dish to look its best, serve it right away.
  • Leftovers: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. To reheat, I use the microwave. Leftovers will be soft/mushy, but super delicious.

I hope you love this sweet potato recipe as much as we do!

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Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes

These Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes are a simple and flavourful side dish! Just 5 ingredients: sweet potatoes tossed in maple syrup, butter, paprika and cinnamon, make a delicious combination.

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Roasting

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 8 cups cubed sweet potato (1/2 inch pieces) (about 4 medium sweet potatoes)
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup melted butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Peel and cut the sweet potatoes into 1/2 inch cubes.
  3. Add the sweet potatoes to a roasting pan.
  4. Pour the maple syrup over the sweet potatoes and toss together.
  5. Sprinkle on the paprika and cinnamon, and combine.
  6. Drizzle the melted butter over the sweet potatoes.
  7. You can season with a little bit of salt and pepper at this stage if you like.
  8. Bake uncovered for 1 hour, making sure to stir every 15 minutes or so.
  9. The dish is ready when the sweet potatoes are tender and browning, and the syrup has thickened.

Keywords: oven roasted sweet potatoes, maple roasted sweet potatoes, sweet potato side dish

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