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Roasted Sweet Potatoes are everything you love about Thanksgiving but in a simpler, easier-to-make form. These tasty spuds get the same touch of maple syrup and a little pumpkin spice that makes them perfect for holiday sides or as an anytime dinner!
Sweet potatoes are a great side dish for any occasion, but they really come into their own when served alongside other Thanksgiving favorites like turkey and dressing. This recipe will make your guests want to steal them from you before dinner’s ready!
This roasted sweet potato recipe has all the flavor you’re craving a holiday side dish.
The holidays are right around the corner! It’s time to get your Thanksgiving menu planned and organized.
What You’ll Love About This Recipe
This is a healthy holiday sweet potato recipe made with holiday spices and a touch of monk fruit maple syrup.
- Super Easy: Roasted sweet potatoes are incredibly easy to make.
- Savory-Sweet: A touch of pumpkin spice and rosemary give these sweet potatoes an unbeatable flavor combination. Crunchy toasted pecans top this recipe off!
- Healthy: These sweet potatoes are sweetened with just a hint of maple syrup. Skip the sugar-laden sweet potato casserole topped with marshmallows.
Ingredients You’ll Need
- Sweet Potatoes: You’ll want 3 to 4 sweet potatoes for this recipe. I usually buy one sweet potato for every two guests.
- Maple Syrup: You can use real grade A maple syrup or Lakanto’s sugar-free maple syrup.
- Pumpkin Spice: You can use any brand you like or make you own with my Homemade Pumpkin Pie Seasoning Recipe.
- Pecans: Nuts are optional in this recipe. I like the texture that toasted pecans give this recipe.
- Fresh rosemary: Fresh rosemary gives this recipe a lovely savory flavor.
Homemade Pumpkin Spice
I make my own Pumpkin Pie Spice. It’s easy and tastes way better than store-bought.
- 7 tablespoons of cinnamon
- 5 tablespoons of ground ginger
- 2 tablespoons of ground cloves
- 2 tablespoons of ground nutmeg
How to make roasted sweet potatoes
- Peel and Slice: Peel and slice the sweet potatoes. You can also make this recipe with diced sweet potatoes. Add them to a large bowl.
- Season: Season the potatoes with the Pumpkin Spice blend, the rosemary, and a little salt. Then add the maple syrup and toss well.
- Roast: Add a little coconut oil to the potatoes and toss well. Roast until the potatoes are tender and golden brown.
FAQs and Expert Tips
Yes, these roasted sweet potatoes can be made ahead and then reheated on Thanksgiving day.
Preheat the oven to 375℉. Cover the baking dish with foil and put them into the oven for 20 to 25 minutes.
More Holiday Side Dish Recipes
When you are planning a Holiday menu, side dishes are supporting cast. And many times Thanksgiving side dishes are what you remember most.
Hungry for Holiday Desserts
Holiday dessert recipes are what make Thanksgiving even more memorable.
Sometimes bringing a new classic to the table is a refreshing change. Try a new Thanksgiving dessert this year like Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars. Or serve a big plate of Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting or Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- Preheat the oven to 425 ℉.
- Peel and dice the sweet potatoes.
- Toss with oil, maple syrup, rosemary, pumpkin pie spice, salt and pecans.
- Place the sweet potatoes and nuts on a baking sheet or in a roasting pan. Cover with foil and roast for 10 minutes at 425℉.
- Reduce the temperature to 350℉ and then cook until the potatoes are tender. Approximately 20-30 more minutes. Oven cooking times may vary.
- Remove the foil and let the sweet potatoes turn a golden brown in the oven.
Laura’s Tips + Notes
- 7 Tbsp of cinnamon
- 5 Tbsp of ground ginger
- 2 Tbsp of ground cloves
- 2 Tbsp of ground nutmeg
- You can also make this recipe with diced sweet potatoes.