Caramelized Roasted Sweet Potatoes

7-8
Servings
15m
Prep Time
30m
Cook Time
45m
Ready In


"I make these roasted potatoes often, especially in autumn and winter. They're so yummy that you will forget how good they are for you. They pair well with ham, turkey or chicken. I sometimes even make these just especially for lunch."

Original recipe yields 7-8 servings
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Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (143.8 g)
  • Calories 244.6
  • Total Fat - 15.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 842.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 25.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.4 g
  • Sugars - 14.3 g
  • Protein - 2.3 g
  • Calcium - 51.8 mg
  • Iron - 2.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 10.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2

In a large bowl add sweet potatoes, 4 tablespoons of maple syrup, 4 tablespoons of the olive oil, 2 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper. Mix to evenly coat the potatoes. Set aside.

Step 3

In a large skillet over low heat, add 3-4 tablespoons olive oil until heated. Add the sliced onions. Saute, stirring every so often for 20 minutes or until they caramelize. (NOTE: it is very important to saute the onions over low heat, to avoid them from burning). Once they are caramelized, add the remaining 3 to 4 tablespoons maple syrup and the balsamic vinegar. Stir to mix flavors. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Continue sauteing until onions are dark golden brown and fully caramelized, about 5-10 minutes more. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, if pan becomes dry. (Refer to Tidbit below).

Step 4

Arrange sweet potatoes on a sheet tray. Roast for about 25 to 30 minutes. Mid-way through cooking, lift and turn-over potatoes to brown evenly. Dot caramelized onions over the roasted sweet potato cubes. With a spatula, lift and turn-over potatoes again to evenly distribute onion mixture. Roast for an additional 5 - 8 minutes until potatoes are cooked through and slightly browned. Taste for seasoning.

Step 5

Transfer to serving tray and enjoy!

Step 6

Tidbit: Note that onions will cook down a lot; decreasing the volume. Depending on the power of your stove top and the amount of onions you have in the pan, it may take a longer time for onions to be fully caramelized. They should be dark (not burned) and cooked way down.

Step 7

Another tidbit: If not using freshly ground pepper in this recipe, it makes a big enough difference. The store prepared ground doesn't have as much depth.

Tips & Variations


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LouLouIzSpoiled

What a great way to make sweet potatoes and they were so good with our ham dinner! Flavor was so good!

review by:
(28 Dec 2018)

MelMel

The family gives these yummy potatoes thumbs up all over the place. A welcome new addition to my potato repertoire. Thanks for sharing!

review by:
(25 Nov 2018)

KarenSTL

This is really fabulous. It sounded harder than it is so I stalled a bit to make it, but it really is so easy. The only changes I made were to cut the recipe in half and use vanilla balsamic vinegar. I also didn't do the flipping the onions thing...I pushed all of the roasted potatoes to one side of the pan, put down the onions, then put the potatoes on top of the onions. I'm just bad at flipping. Will be making again!

review by:
(15 Jan 2018)

LifeIsGood

Oh wow, were these sweet potatoes ever good! I loved the flavor and think I could have made a whole meal out of this!. Delicious and added to my Best of 2017 file. Thank you! (The only change I made was to use 3 T. of balsamic vinegar instead of 4 T. on the onions.)

review by:
(12 Feb 2017)

Kittencal

LOVED these, my DIL made these and served them over the holidays and everyone who had them loved them! thank you FM!

review by:
(26 Dec 2016)

Bergy

This is so delicious I could eat the whole recipe myself. Unfortunately I only made 1/2 of the recipe for two of us and we were almost fighting for the last few bites. I cut back on the maple syrup to 3 (1/2 recipe) and the olive oil also to 3 tablespoons. By mistake I bought a Yam instead of a sweet potato but it worked. This recipe will be mde aqain & again

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(17 Nov 2016)