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Basic Roasted Sweet Potato Recipe

This Year, Let Sweet Potatoes Speak For Themselves

For the best Thanksgiving ever, I'm trying a new strategy and letting all of Thanksgiving's star ingredients shine on their own. There won't be any green beans shrouded in mushroom cream or turkey overpowered by Cajun spices. Instead of having a marshmallow-topped sweet potato casserole, I'm highlighting the tubers with honey and seasoning to let their true flavor take over.

I could only locate the thin, yellow-skinned sweet potato variety, although any sweet potato or yam works. Roast them until they're crunchy and caramelized with a lovely sweet-savory flavor. Then you can eat them with virtually anything: a poached egg and harissa for breakfast, curried cauliflower for lunch, and, of course, turkey. Get the easy recipe when you read more.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Honey

Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Honey

Tyler Florence's Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Honey Recipe


4 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling potatoes after cooked
1/4 cup honey
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Lay the sweet potatoes out in a single layer on a roasting tray. Drizzle the oil, honey, cinnamon, salt, and pepper over the potatoes. Roast for 25 to 30 minutes in oven or until tender.
  3. Take sweet potatoes out of the oven and transfer them to a serving platter. Drizzle with more extra-virgin olive oil.

Serves 4.

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jessvogel85 jessvogel85 5 years
Why are those sweet potatoes white??
Tony-C Tony-C 5 years
Sorry, but those are decidedly NOT sweet potatoes in the photo...
Ladyseven Ladyseven 5 years
Yes! I make roasted yam all the time like this, but with a dash of brown sugar instead of honey- never tried cinnamon, but I love nutmeg on them. If you cut them into 1/2 inch "moons" they have a lovely creamy center and crispy edges. Sooooo good, and not just for thanksgiving!
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