Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes

These sweet maple roasted sweet potatoes are perfect for your Thanksgiving table!

Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes by Nutmeg Nanny

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I guess it’s time I start sharing some delicious Thanksgiving inspired dishes. Now, I certainly don’t have the time to cook up a whole feast, but I did want to share a couple tasty side dishes. 

Growing up we always had sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving but you couldn’t pay me enough to touch them. They were drenched in syrup, came from a can and topped with marshmallows. No thank you. In fact, the only way I will sweet potatoes is if they are in fact roasted. No brown sugar or marshmallows for me.

Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes by Nutmeg Nanny

For this roasted mixture I used both orange and white sweet potatoes. I like the different colors it brought to the dish. However, using whatever you have on hand would be perfectly fine too. I did add some maple syrup that brought just a touch a sweetness that was perfect and not overpowering. This dish was finished in just under 30 minutes and would be perfect to whip up while the turkey is resting on Thanksgiving. Just remember – don’t give into canned yams when you can have this delicious dish instead!

Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes by Nutmeg Nanny


Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Yield: 4 cups

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes


2 small to medium sized white sweet potatoes
2 small to medium sized orange sweet potatoes (sometimes labeled yams)
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper

Source: Nutmeg Nanny


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Peel and chunk up sweet potatoes and add to a large rimmed sheet pan.

Drizzle with maple syrup, olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix together (I used my hands) to make sure all the sweet potatoes are equally coated.

Bake until tender (about 25 minutes) stirring the potatoes about once every 10 minutes so they don't burn.

Serve hot from the oven.

    Pin It

6 Responses to “Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes”

  1. #
    Joanne — November 14, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    We never had ANY sweet potatoes at thanksgiving because my dad hated them. But as soon as I realized how much I LOVED them, I started incorporating them in the big meal…just plain old roasted are awesome but with maple syrup – to die for!

  2. #
    debbie — November 14, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    I just love sweet potatoes…I can eat them whether they are cooked casserole style or plain. I like your combo. Looks delicious!

  3. #
    Tiffany — November 14, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Yum, these look delicious! I will definitely making these for my family over the holiday.

    Love the new look of your site… now you can refer to yourself as the Mrs… and Artie has your husband… Sorry just had to say that. :)

    Love your site friend!

  4. #
    Patti @ Easton Place — November 14, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Lovely, lovely, lovely! And I totally agree… don’t give in to the canned stuff. I always serve a combination of roasted root veggies at Thanksgiving (sweet potatoes, carrots, parsnip, turnip and onion).

  5. #
    Stephanie — November 15, 2012 at 10:25 am

    I think I’d much prefer these roasted sweet potatoes rather than candied yams!

  6. #
    Emily — November 15, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Love any kind of veggie that’s roasted and I’m sure the maple syrup takes this over the top! And I’m prego and sweet potatoes are on the list of good things to eat, so I’m all over this!

Leave a Comment

Current day month ye@r *