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Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes

This melt-in-your mouth side dish is easy to make. If you've been wondering how to make roasted sweet potatoes this recipe is for you. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword easy recipes, roasted
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 349kcal
Author Maike




  • Preheat oven to 425° Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Set aside.
  • Peel and cut sweet potatoes into bite-sized pieces. Add to a large bowl and season with salt.


  • Add butter and olive oil to a small saucepan. Simmer over medium heat until the butter has melted. Add lemon juice, lemon zest, and honey. Simmer for one minute on low heat.
  • Pour the honey-lemon butter over the sweet potatoes. Toss well to make sure the sweet potatoes are evenly coated.


  • Transfer sweet potatoes onto the baking sheet and roast for 25 minutes. Check for doneness and add additional time if needed.



*Roasting time can vary between ovens. If the sweet potatoes haven't caramelized to your liking, allow them to roast for an additional few minutes. 
UPDATE: Roasting the sweet potatoes for 25 minutes used to be perfect with my old oven. I got a new oven in 2021 and achieving those perfectly roasted sweet potatoes now takes between 28-30 minutes. 


Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 176mg | Potassium: 812mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 32355IU | Vitamin C: 19.7mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 1.6mg