Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes are tossed with olive oil and herbs, drizzled with pure maple syrup and roasted to perfection. This sweet and savory side dish is the perfect addition to any holiday meal!
As much as I love a good Herb Roasted Turkey, it’s the Thanksgiving side dishes I look forward to the most.
This Maple Roasted Sweet Potato recipe takes the familiar Thanksgiving dish to delicious new heights.
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I’ll be honest. The traditional Thanksgiving sweet potatoes with brown sugar and marshmallows?
I like them a lot, but since I’ve gotten older, they’ve become too sweet for me.
Roasted sweet potatoes tossed with herbs and spices on the other hand?
I can eat a whole bowl of those by myself in one sitting. For real.
They’re sweet enough to be reminiscent of the marshmallow speckled version people love, but so much more flavorful!
Simple is the best way to make this root vegetable shine.
Why these sweet potatoes are best
- The maple drizzle brings out the natural sweetness of the spuds without making them sickening sweet.
- Fresh herbs balance the sweet taste with aromatic and savory flavor.
- Roasting makes the edges lightly crisp while the inside of the sweet potato remains tender.
If you think you don’t like sweet potatoes, you haven’t had THESE roasted sweet potatoes!
What do I need for roasted sweet potatoes?
Here’s what you need to make the BEST maple roasted sweet potatoes.
- sweet potatoes (naturally)
- olive oil
- fresh sage
- fresh thyme
- maple syrup – make sure to use the real stuff here!
Easy Potato Recipe
Another thing I love about this side dish recipe? It’s unbelievably simple to make.
Start by peeling and dicing the potatoes into one inch cubes. Then toss the sweet potatoes in olive oil and herbs and bake until tender.
Finally, drizzle a few generous spoonfuls of pure maple syrup over the pan of potatoes. Bake for a few more minutes then dig in!
How do you reheat leftover sweet potatoes?
These taste best when they’re fresh, hot from the oven. They’re so good my family can’t resist eating the entire batch immediately!
If you do have leftovers, you can reheat them in the microwave for 20 – 30 seconds or until fully warmed. They won’t have the crispness of freshly roasted potatoes but will still taste delicious.
Or enjoy them cold tossed in a salad with your leftover turkey!
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Side Dish Recipes
My family can’t get enough potatoes, so I always like to have a more savory option on the table alongside our sweet potatoes. These Cheesy Mashed Potatoes are on the list this year for sure!
For something different, check out these Vanilla Mashed Potatoes. You won’t believe how wonderful vanilla bean tastes blended into a creamy potato recipe.
Need even more inspiration for your holiday menu? I’ve got plenty of Thanksgiving side dish recipes that’ll make everyone happy!
- Macaroni and Cheese
- Roasted Smashed Potatoes
- Turkey Stuffing
- Cranberry Sauce
- Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rolls
- Cornbread Muffins
- Loaded Red Bliss Potato Salad
- Asiago Herb Biscuits
Hold the marshmallows and make a pan of Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes this year instead! These easy sweet potatoes are so delicious you’ll want to make them all year long.
Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- 2 large sweet potatoes
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 teaspoon fresh chopped sage
- 1 teaspoon fresh chopped thyme
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- freshly ground pepper
- 2 – 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. and prepare a rimmed baking sheet by lining it with parchment.
- In a large bowl, combine the olive oil, sage, thyme, salt and pepper.
- Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into 1/2 – 1 inch cubes.
- Place the diced potatoes into the bowl and toss to completely coat.
- Pour onto the prepared baking sheet, making a single layer.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.
- Drizzle with the maple syrup and mix.
- Return to oven to bake for an additional 7 – 10 minutes.
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This post was originally published 10/17/16. It has been updated in format and with pictures on 11/21/21.
Comments & Reviews
Donna @ The Slow Roasted Italian says
Oh my gosh! These look amazing Lynne. I love sweet potatoes, but haven’t made them this way before. Can’t wait to try them.
Anne Williams says
Can you put a few marshmallows over them?
When in the baking process?