Saturday, October 29, 2011

Janice's Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Simple and much better tasting than that marshmallow brown sugar stuff people serve at Thanksgiving. Enjoy this anytime, but it's perfect with the turkey! A slightly modified version of Claire's Roast Sweet Potatoes - largely to give measurements to the seasonings.

The nutrition facts are at Calorie Count!

Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes


4-5 medium sweet potatoes
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
2 T butter, melted
1 T fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/8 t salt
1/4 t fresh cracked black pepper


Preheat the oven to 400 F.

Arrange the cut into chunks or slices sweet potatoes in an even layer in a large (preferrably glass) 9x13 inch baking dish.

Combine the maple syrup, butter, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a small bowl and stir well. Pour the mixture over the sweet potatoes and toss to coat.

Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes. Uncover, stir, and cook for about 45-50 minutes more until the sweet potatoes are tender - stir every 15 minutes to prevent burning and sticking to the pan.

Serve immediately.


  1. Love your recipes! Is there a way I can send them to CC recipe directly?

  2. Thanks! Thanks also for pointing out that the nutrition facts were absent in this recipe! When you click on nutrition facts, you will see an option to add a serving to your calorie count. easy peasy.

    Or did I misunderstand what you were asking?

  3. When it says 1 serving size for the counts, what is the serving size? One cup, 1/2 cup, ? Thanks.

    1. it approximately 1/2-3/4 cup - the size of sweet potatoes varies. I believe when I made it, the serving was closer to 3/4 cup. When you open a Calorie Count nutrition fact, look right next to the word "Ingredients" - the number of servings is listed there. Sometimes you can figure out the amount to be served from that. Eight servings is simply the entirety of the ingredient list divided by eight. It's delicious, do make this!

    2. Debbie, in looking at this, I decided that the amount for one serving is off. Odds are 1/2 a sweet potato will do one person, so if you use five potatoes, you should get 10 servings. I'll change the nutrition facts.