Side Dishes

Honey Glazed Sweet Potatoes

There are loads of sweet potato recipes out there, but this one is definitely my new favorite. I could eat the entire bowl of these if no one was looking, they are that good!

The sweet potatoes are roasted simply with olive oil and some salt and pepper, but then they are coated with a sticky, buttery, garlicy glaze that just puts these potatoes over the top.

For years, I’ve always made those sweet potatoes with the brown sugar topping (sometimes with marshmallows, sometimes with walnuts); but this year, these honey glazed sweet potatoes are making their debut at the holiday table.

And I am SO excited about it!

I will doubling the recipe for sure, because I know these little guys will be devoured! 



Makes about 6 servings


3 lb. sweet potatoes, cleaned and cut into small chunks
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup unsalted butter
3 tbsp. honey
1 clove garlic, minced
1/8 tsp nutmeg
Salt and pepper
Fresh chopped parsley (optional)




1.Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  Place potatoes in a large bowl and drizzle olive oil over the potatoes. Toss to coat all of the potatoes in the oil. 


2. Pour the potatoes onto a large baking sheet (or 2 baking sheets, if necessary) in a single layer. Sprinkle the potatoes with salt and pepper. Bake for 40-45 minutes (turning the potatoes halfway through), or until the potatoes are browned on the outside and tender when pricked with a fork.

3. While the potatoes are cooking, melt the butter in a small saucepan. Stir in the garlic, honey, and nutmeg and simmer for a few minutes while stirring occasionally.


4. Transfer the roasted sweet potatoes to a serving dish.  Pour the butter mixture over the potatoes and toss to coat. Garnish with chopped parsley.






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