Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Maple Butter

Prep: 5 minutes; Cook: 60 minutes. If you don't have enough room in your oven for sweet potatoes while roasting the turkey, cook them in advance and reheat while the turkey is resting.


8 servings (serving size: 1 potato and about 1 tablespoon maple butter)

Nutritional Information

Calories 155
Fat 3 g
Satfat 2 g
Monofat 1 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 2 g
Carbohydrate 31 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 8 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 81 mg
Calcium 32 mg


8 small sweet potatoes
1/4 stick unsalted butter
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


1. Preheat oven to 450°.

2. Wash potatoes, and push a thin-bladed knife into the center of each 2-3 times. Place in a foil-lined pan, and roast until tender (about 1 hour).

3. Heat butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until melted. Add syrup, and cook until bubbly and sticky-looking. Keep warm.

4. Split each potato (use a fork for a homier appearance), drizzle with maple butter, and sprinkle with salt.


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Mark Bittman,


November 2005
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