Maple-Glazed Sweet Potatoes – the nutrient-rich vegetable side dish that tastes like dessert.
Your kids will love them!
Looking for something good for your family but it tastes like it isn’t? These Maple-Glazed Sweet Potatoes are just the ticket!
Sweet potatoes are sweet, starchy root vegetables grown worldwide. They come in a variety of sizes and colors including: orange, white and purple. They’re high in fiber and antioxidants, which protect your body from free radical damage and promote a healthy gut and brain. They are also super rich in beta-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A to support good vision and your immune system.
Best of all, their versatility allows them to be used in a variety of sweet and savory dishes, making them an excellent carb option for most people – especially those little, sometimes picky about their vegetables, people! This dish is easy to make with minimal prep and cooks all in one pan from the stove-top to the oven.
Recipe: Maple-Glazed Sweet Potatoes
- 2 large or 3 medium organic sweet potatoes, scrubbed well or peeled
- 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) organic salted or unsalted butter
- 3/4 cup Maple Valley “Dark and Robust” organic maple syrup
- salt and pepper
- Optional: Small sprigs of fresh thyme or parsley to garnish
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Slice each sweet potato in half lengthwise, then slice each half into thirds lengthwise and then slice crosswise into 1/4-1/2 inch pieces.
- Melt butter in a large cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add sweet potatoes and toss to coat evenly. Add Maple Valley maple syrup and gently toss potatoes to coat, and bring to a boil.
- Transfer skillet to oven and cook, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are golden, well-glazed, and tender when pierced with a fork – about 20 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot with optional garnish.
Maple-glazed sweet potatoes pair nicely with a savory, tangy main dish such as the Thai Turkey Salad with cabbage, basil and cashews pictured above.
Trick the kids tip – if for some reason the kids don’t like the looks of these sweet potatoes (I know kids like this), or you just want to liven up the left-overs for the next meal, you can always heat them and mash or whip them!
We hope you enjoy this nutritious tastes like dessert side dish and please let us know what you think!
Did the kids like them? Did they say they taste like french toast?