Crispy Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar

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4.90 from 39 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 35 minutes

Crispy roasted sweet potatoes with brown sugar are by far one of the greatest side dishes ever invented. These potatoes are dusted with cinnamon and other spices then coated in a sweet brown sugar mixture and roasted to golden perfection.  

Crispy Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar

This Crispy Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar are one of my favorite ways to make sweet potatoes. During the fall months, you see all sorts of ways to make them such as in casseroles, au gratins and even pies. But I think the best way is this oven roasted sweet potato recipe.

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What We Love About This Recipe

Sweet potatoes are a wonderful starch full of antioxidants. This root vegetable is jam packed with so many nutrients, find out more here.

  • 35 Minutes: 5 minutes of prep and 30 to bake.
  • Easy Ingredients: All easy and ingredients and tools.
  • Family Friendly: This has the right balance of crispy and creamy they will love.
  • Adaptable: Can make it dairy free by replacing the butter with spread.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: These are fabulous the next day add them to salads, tacos or burrito bowls.
A pan of the roasted sweet potatoes.

Ingredient Notes for Healthy Side Dish

  •  Sweet Potatoes: Make sweet potato slices, sweet potato chunks or sweet potato cubes.
  • Spices: Cinnamon, Fresh nutmeg, and ginger.
  • Brown Sugar: You can use a brown sugar substitute if you like.
  • Honey: That natural sweetness that you love.
Sweet Potatoes in a container.

Equipment Needed for Crispy Sweet Potatoes

How to Make Crispy Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar

These are the basic steps for making great side dish. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information.

Cookking the brown sugar sweet potatoes.

STEP 1: PREP

First, .preheat oven and peel and chop potatoes. Cubes make for the best texture.

STEP 2: SPRINKLE

Second, place chopped sweet potatoes on a rimmed baking tray and then in a small bowl combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt; sprinkle evenly over sweet potatoes.

STEP 3: MELT

Next, place butter and honey in a small microwave safe bowl and then microwave on high for 15-30 seconds until melted.Finally, roast at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until sweet potatoes are for tender and caramelized. Flip half way through.

Prep and Storage Tips for Brown Sugar Roasted Sweet Potatoes

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Indeed, you can make it ahead of time and store in the fridge for up to three days and then heat up the day you are serving.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store in the fridge for up to five days win an airtight container.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Of course, this will last frozen in an airtight container up to three months in the freezer. When ready to use thaw overnight in the fridge and then bake at the temperature stated below until warmed through.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

Warm in the oven at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions about Crispy Caramelized Sweet Potatoes

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE DAIRY FREE?

Yes, you can replace the butter with olive oil or coconut oil.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YAMS AND SWEET POTATOES?

A yam is a starchy, edible tuber, generally with a drier taste than a sweet potato. Yams are rougher and are often lower in nutrients while, sweet potatoes are root vegetables that are native to the USA. They have delicate skin and a sweet tasting moist texture.

CAN I DIFFERENT COLORED SWEET POTATOES?

Indeed you can use white, yellow, purple or the traditional orange or even a mixture of the varieties.

A bowl of the sweet potatoes.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Double: A great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two baking dishes before baking.
  • Add Nuts: Feel free to add chopped nuts, whole cranberries or apple pieces to the crispy roasted sweet potatoes with brown sugar.
  • Variation tip: Maple syrup can replace honey if you are vegan and butter alternative can be use.
  • Dietary consideration tip: A brown sugar substitute and sugar free syrup are wonderful to lower the calories for this dish.
  • Fresh Herbs: Try adding thyme or rosemary to the dish.
  • Spicy: Add a little black pepper, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder or chili powder.

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Crispy Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar
4.90 from 39 votes

Crispy Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar

Yield: 4 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Crispy roasted sweet potatoes with brown sugar are by far one of the greatest side dishes ever invented. These potatoes are dusted with cinnamon and other spices then coated in a sweet brown sugar mixture and roasted to golden perfection.  
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Ingredients

  • 3 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • Pinch ginger
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Instructions

  • Place chopped sweet potatoes on a rimmed baking sheet.
  • In a small bowl combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt; sprinkle evenly over sweet potatoes.
  • Place butter and honey in a small microwave safe bowl.
  • Microwave on high for 15-30 seconds until melted.
  • Drizzle over the sweet potatoes.
  • Roast at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until sweet potatoes are for tender and caramelized.

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Expert Tips

 
  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: A great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two baking dishes before baking.
  • Add Nuts: Feel free to add chopped nuts, whole cranberries or apple pieces to the crispy roasted sweet potatoes with brown sugar.
  • Variation tip: Maple syrup can replace honey if you are vegan and butter alternative can be use.
  • Dietary consideration tip: A brown sugar substitute and sugar free syrup can be used to lower the calories for this dish.
  • Fresh Herbs: Try adding thyme or rosemary to the dish.
  • Spicy: Add a little black pepper, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder or chili powder.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 395mg | Potassium: 328mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 14005IU | Vitamin C: 2.3mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 0.6mg
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brown sugar, sweet potatoes

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9 thoughts on “Crispy Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar”

  1. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!

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  2. 5 stars
    I added 1/2 cup of pecans but followed the remainder of the recipe. One word: phenomenal. Ridiculously delicious and will make again!!

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  3. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! The outside has is nice and crispy and the inside of each piece is wonderfully sweet. Just the right amount of seasonings.

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