Brown Sugar Roasted Sweet Potatoes (Sweet & Savory!)

There’s nothing better than a dish piled high with glazed brown sugar sweet potatoes! Tender sweet potatoes, butter, brown sugar, and warm spices baked until golden.

Sweet and crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, this recipe is a dream when a delicious side dish is in order!

cooked Brown Sugar Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients

We love recipes that do double-duty both in the kitchen and on the table!

SWEET POTATOES are the star here but you can also add in butternut squash (or other winter squashes or root veggies) if sweet potatoes are hard to find.

FLAVORS The creamy addition of butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and just a pinch of salt makes them taste like candy!

close up of cut up sweet potatoes on a cutting board to make Brown Sugar Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Variations

Of course, we love to inspire our fellow cooks with fun ideas (and if you have any great additions, leave them below)!

    • Once the sweet potatoes are roasted, add a few mini marshmallows and toasted pecans, and place under the broiler until the marshmallows are melted and golden brown, about 2 minutes.
    • Add in some apples to the mixture about 15 minutes before they’re done.
    • Chop some raw bacon and toss it with the sweet potatoes for the perfect salty sweet dish.

adding sugar and spices to potatoes to make Brown Sugar Roasted Sweet Potatoes

How to Make Brown Sugar Sweet Potatoes

Brown sugar sweet potatoes are one of the simplest things the chef can make during the holidays, but it’s one side dish that’s not to be missed.

  1. Peel and chop sweet potatoes.
  2. Toss with remaining ingredients and spread on a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
  3. Roast according to recipe below.

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cooked Brown Sugar Roasted Sweet Potatoes on parchment paper and baking sheet

Brown Sugar Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Sweet & savory, these roasted sweet potatoes are sure to be a hit for any family dinner!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 275
Author Holly Nilsson

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes peeled
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter softened
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cut potatoes into 1" cubes and toss with remaining ingredients including the butter.
  • Roast on prepared baking sheet for 35-40 minutes or until tender, stirring after the first 20 minutes.

Notes

Parchment paper makes for easy clean-up and keeps the brown sugar from sticking.

Nutrition

Calories: 275 | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 297mg | Potassium: 764mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 32263IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1mg

 

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