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posted: 11/08/17

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These Brown Sugar Roasted Sweet Potatoes are roasted with brown sugar, cinnamon, butter, and a little cayenne for a kick. They are the perfect side dish recipe. Easy to throw together and delicious!

brown sugar roasted sweet potatoes being spooned up

Easy side dishes that a family loves can be really hard to find. But! I have a winner for you today! These Brown Sugar Roasted Sweet Potatoes come together with only a few ingredients and are going to be a fan favorite in your house.

This recipe comes from Donna & Chad Elick from Slow Roasted Italian and their book The Simple Kitchen. It is full of so many great dinner ideas, appetizers, and sides that you will drool over.

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INGREDIENTS

This recipe requires only a few simple ingredients that are easy to keep on hand, making this a recipe you can make all the time.

  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Brown Sugar
  • Butter
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Cinnamon
brown sugar roasted sweet potatoes cubed on a silver baking sheet

HOW TO MAKE BROWN SUGAR ROASTED SWEET POTATOES

This recipe is simple to make!

  1. Toss the melted butter with the brown sugar and spices.
  2. Toss all of that with the diced sweet potatoes.
  3. Enjoy!
up close picture of cubed sweet potatoes

WHAT TO SERVE WITH

These would be the perfect side for so many dinner recipes, but here are so of my favorite ideas:

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These Brown Sugar Roasted Sweet Potatoes are going to be your new go to side dish.
4.93 from 13 votes

Brown Sugar Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Serves: 4 people
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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
These Brown Sugar Roasted Sweet Potatoes are roasted with brown sugar, cinnamon, butter, and a little cayenne for a kick.  They are the perfect side dish recipe.  Easy to throw together and delicious!

Ingredients

  • 4 TBSP unsalted butter melted
  • 2 TBSP light brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 large sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • Melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl.  Mix the brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, and cayenne pepper into the butter.
  • Spread the potatoes on the lined baking sheet.  Toss with the butter mixture until the potatoes are completely coated.  Bake 20 to 25 minutes, stirring once halfway through.
Serving: 1servint Calories: 190kcal (10%) Carbohydrates: 22.2g (7%) Protein: 1.3g (3%) Fat: 11.6g (18%) Saturated Fat: 7.3g (46%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g Monounsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 30.5mg (10%) Sodium: 177.8mg (8%) Potassium: 241.7mg (7%) Fiber: 4g (17%) Sugar: 8.3g (9%) Vitamin A: 9623IU (192%) Vitamin C: 2.3mg (3%) Calcium: 58.1mg (6%) Iron: 0.7mg (4%)
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American

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  1. Tina says

    Would you adjust this recipe at all if using white sweet potatoes? They are less sweet than the orange variety; perhaps more brown sugar or some maple syrup? Thank you.

    • Lisa Longley says

      Tina, I’ve never actually heard of a white sweet potato! Can you believe it?? So I would need to play around with this recipe to know for sure.

      • Tina says

        They are so good. Harder to find but amazing. I hope you like them. Happy Thanksgiving (if you celebrate).

  2. Jeanne Sheehan says

    5 stars
    Kids and I loved the recipe! Easy and most important delicious!

    • Lisa Longley says

      So glad to hear this, Jeanne!

  3. Lori says

    This was delicious!! I added 10 more minutes in the oven to get those potatoes more caramelized and omitted the cayenne. My kiddos and husband finished them all! By far the best! Thanks for sharing.

    • Lisa Longley says

      So glad you liked them, Lori!

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