The yummiest and easiest way to serve roasted sweet potatoes as your holiday side dish! Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas holiday feasts and New Year’s celebrations are no time to skimp on the amazing flavor and melt in your mouth texture that roasting with butter creates. Just when you think they can’t get any more delicious – enter the maple pecan smothering sauce. Yup. Even the die hard sweet potato haters at your holiday table will become converts once they try this irresistible new recipe of yours.
This sweet potato side dish recipe is about to become your new family favorite for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s celebrations! Make sure to PIN THE IMAGE BELOW so you can find it year after year. Your guests will be requesting a copy of this crowd-pleaser, so be prepared with extra copies to hand it out and/or a bookmarked version to text on over to them.
MELTING SWEET POTATOES RECIPE (modified from Today.com Food Club)
- 2 pounds of sweet potatoes
- 8 tablespoons of unsalted butter
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
For the maple pecan sauce:
- 1 cup of your favorite maple syrup
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees fahrenheit (I don’t use the convection option when I make these).
- Peel the sweet potatoes and slice them into apx. 1″ thick slices/discs. Spread them out evenly on a large baking sheet or roasting pan.
- Melt the butter, and drizzle 3/4 of it generously on top of the sweet potato slices. Sprinkle them with salt. Toss well to coat evenly while on the pan, and then spread them out on the pan again in a single layer, making sure they are not touching each other.
- Roast them in the oven on the first side for 20 minutes.
- Flip with tongs, drizzle with the remaining melted butter, and continue to roast for another 20 minutes.
- The potatoes are done when they’re golden brown and crisp, and the insides are light and fluffy. (Don’t worry if some are pretty dark, that’s the butter caramelizing all yummy like!)
- To make the super simple maple pecan sauce, bring the maple syrup to a boil in a small sauce pan.
- Add the pecans.
- Wait for the sauce to come back to a boil, cook for 1 minute, and then remove from heat.
- Pour the sauce over the sweet potatoes and serve. (TIP: You might want to double the maple pecan sauce and set a little bowl or dish out on the side for people to extra smother their serving if they like! It’s also scrumptious over vanilla ice cream and on top of yummy fall desserts.)
These are so scrumptious they could almost pass as dessert!
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