These honey-roasted sweet potatoes deliver a delicate but powerful balance of flavors that will make you want more. They’re perfect as a side dish for any meal.
Sweet Potatoes with Honey and Spices
When you want something delicious to take your taste buds to a whole new level of joy, make these yummy honey roasted sweet potatoes.
Bathed in sweet and spicy seasonings, they give you an explosion of comforting yet exciting flavors.
This side dish is perfect for fall, but it’s actually delicious any time of year. You never have to wait for a season to enjoy your favorite foods.
Some people prefer this sweet potato pecan casserole topped with marshmallows, while others like the honey-roasted version. So go ahead and make both when you’re cooking for a crowd.
Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes Ingredients
You’ll need sweet potatoes, of course—1 per 2 people you’re serving. I highly recommend preparing even more because people will want seconds.
The other ingredients are honey, olive oil, ground cinnamon, and ground ginger.
If you like a little spicy heat, add ground cayenne. My husband and I love cayenne, so of course I added it.
For exact measurements of each ingredient and full directions, go to the recipe card at the bottom of the page. You can even print out the card by using the “print” button.
I peel and cube the potatoes before I start. That keeps a smooth, steady flow to preparation.
Keep in mind that raw sweet potatoes are very hard and difficult to cut. So you’ll need a very sharp knife.
Also remember that sweet potatoes taste much better than they look before they’re prepared.
How to Make Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. You can either spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray or cover the baking sheet and foil.
If you choose to use foil, spray that with nonstick cooking spray. Otherwise, your potatoes will stick.
Combine the honey, olive oil, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, and cayenne (if you use it) in a medium-size mixing bowl. Whisk it until all of the ingredients are well mixed.
Next, pour the sweet potato cubes into a medium-size mixing bowl.
Then, pour the mixture over the sweet potatoes.
Give them a good toss.
It’s important to coat all of the pieces.
Now, pour them out onto the baking sheet.
Make sure they’re in a single layer, or they won’t cook evenly.
Bake for 30 minutes. They should be tender and lightly caramelized. Serve hot!
You can add whatever you want to enhance the sweet potatoes. Add pecans or any other nut to add crunch and extra protein.
Raisins and dates are also delicious with these sweet potatoes. Or you can swap out the honey for molasses.
Benefits of Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are extremely nutritious. They’re loaded with vitamins, minerals, and lots of fiber.
According to Healthline, they have antioxidants that help fight cancer. Not only that, they also have beta-carotene that helps support healthy vision.
With so much nutrition, they’re great for supporting a healthy immune system. They’re packed with vitamin B, selenium, calcium, iron, and other vital nutrients.
Because of all the important nutrition they offer, sweet potatoes are often called a super-food.
What to Eat with Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes
This delicious dish is good as a side to so many different foods. We enjoy it with pork chops cooked in a variety of ways.
We also enjoy them with this pecan-crusted fish. There’s so much goodness going on in this meal, you’ll want to make sure you have plenty for seconds.
You’ll love these sweet potatoes with any chicken or turkey dish. It’s almost like they were made for each other.
We like to serve them for regular family dinners as well as holiday meals.
If you’re looking for some delicious side dishes, I’ve got a bunch of them you’ll enjoy.
We also enjoy this potato salad that my mother made for every special occasion. And occasionally, my dad and I managed to talk her into making it for family dinners.
Another dish you’ll want on your plate is this yummy squash casserole. Even people who don’t care for vegetables love this one.
And of course, what would any special occasion be without out a green bean casserole? I do little things to dress it up and make it even better than the traditional version.
For dessert, you’ll love these yummy cream cheese brownies from my friend Julie’s Back to My Southern Roots blog.
Or you might enjoy this delicious 2-ingredient cherry chocolate cake. It’s so rich and flavorful no one will believe how easy it is to make!
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 1/2 cup of honey
- 1/4 cup of olive oil
- 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger
- ½ teaspoon of ground cayenne (optional)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cover a baking sheet with foil and spray it with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the honey, olive oil, cinnamon, ginger, and cayenne powder. Mix well.
- Add the sweet potatoes to the mixture and toss them until they’re evenly coated.
- Pour the sweet potatoes onto the baking sheet and spread them out to a single layer.
- Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes or until tender and lightly caramelized.
You don’t have to cover your baking sheet with foil, but it helps with cleanup.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 303Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 0mgSodium 23mgCarbohydrates 48gFiber 2gSugar 39gProtein 1g
The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.