Fall is in full swing, and there’s something about the crisp air and colorful leaves that makes us crave comforting, hearty dishes. When it comes to autumn cooking, few things can match the warm embrace of maple-glazed sweet potatoes. Picture tender chunks of sweet potatoes, kissed by a sweet and slightly spicy maple syrup glaze, baked to perfection. It’s like a cozy blanket for your taste buds—a dish that brings together the best of fall’s flavors. So, let’s dive into this recipe that’ll have you savoring the season in every sweet and savory bite.
Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it.
In a large bowl, toss the sweet potato chunks with olive oil, making sure they’re evenly coated. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
Spread the sweet potatoes out in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet, ensuring they are not overcrowded. This allows them to roast evenly.
Roast the sweet potatoes in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until they start to become tender and develop a slight caramelized edge.
While the sweet potatoes are roasting, prepare the glaze. In a small saucepan, combine the maple syrup, ground cinnamon, and ground nutmeg. Warm over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is well combined. Remove from heat.
Once the sweet potatoes are tender and have a hint of golden brown color, remove them from the oven.
Drizzle the maple syrup mixture over the roasted sweet potatoes, ensuring they are well coated.
Return the baking sheet to the oven and roast for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are fully cooked and have a gorgeous, shiny glaze.
Sprinkle the maple-glazed sweet potatoes with a pinch of salt and pepper for a balanced sweet and savory flavor.
If desired, garnish with chopped fresh parsley to add a burst of color and freshness to your dish.
These maple-glazed sweet potatoes are a delightful side dish that perfectly captures the essence of fall. The combination of sweet maple syrup, warm spices, and the natural sweetness of the sweet potatoes creates a dish that’s both comforting and satisfying. Enjoy these delectable sweet potatoes as a side at your next fall dinner or Thanksgiving feast.