Maple Pecan Roasted Sweet Potatoes

By Rena |

Vibrant and creamy sweet potatoes are roasted to perfection and covered in a maple, brown sugar glaze and peppered with pecans, this Maple Pecan Roasted Sweet Potatoes recipe is a simple, gorgeous and delicious side. An awesome holiday side dish.

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These Maple Pecan Roasted Sweet Potatoes are such an easy and satisfying side dish. The lip-smacking glaze, the crunchy pecans, and the creamy potatoes serve up a wonderful depth of flavor and mix of textures. It’s a hearty vegan side dish that’s bound to please the whole table. This sweet potato side dish recipe is vegetarian, vegan-friendly, and takes just about 30 minutes in the oven.

If you’re looking for more sides, why not also try my Oven-Roasted Butternut Squash and my Healthy Mashed Potatoes!

why you’ll love this roasted sweet potatoes recipe

  • A delicious maple glaze. The sweet potatoes are covered in a sweet glaze, made from maple syrup, brown sugar, and herbs.
  • An easy side dish. Simple to prep with only a handful of ingredients, then pop in the oven for 25 mins, done!
  • A satisfying mix of textures. Creamy roasted sweet potatoes, paired with crunchy pecans – a match made in food heaven!
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ingredients you’ll need

These are just a list of ingredients you will need to make these roasted sweet potato cubes. Full measurements are listed further down below.

  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Olive Oil
  • Maple Syrup
  • Brown Sugar
  • Pecans
  • Fresh Thyme or Rosemary
  • Salt & Pepper
Ingredients for maple roasted sweet potatoes.

how to make these oven roasted sweet potatoes

  • Prep the sweet potatoes: In a bowl, drizzle the cubed sweet potatoes with olive oil and season.
  • Bake: Place the sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and cook for 20 mins.
  • Make the glaze: In a small bowl, mix pecans, sugar, and maple syrup, mix well.
  • Glaze the potatoes: Remove the sweet potatoes from the oven then coat with the glaze. Bake for another 5-10 mins.
  • Garnish with herbs, serve, and enjoy!
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Overhead view of maple roasted sweet potatoes in a long white baking dish.

recipe notes and tips

  • Use a preheated oven.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment or foil, this makes clean up so much easier!
  • Dice your sweet potatoes into similar sizes, so they cook evenly.
  • Ideally, go for thin sweet potatoes, they’re easier to cut into similar sized pieces.
  • Be sure to stir your potatoes halfway through the cook, so they bake evenly.
  • Keep the sweet potatoes on a single layer, for even cook.
  • For a sweet kick, sprinkle some cinnamon on the potatoes near the end of the cook.
  • Feel free to omit the pecans if anyone has dietary
  • Garnish with fresh herbs such as rosemary or thyme.
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faq’s

What to serve with this side dish

These Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes make for an awesome holiday side dish or just a hearty side during the week. You could pair them up with some poultry such as my Mustard Maple Glaze Roasted Turkey Breast or Lemon Garlic Oven Roasted Whole Chicken. Or you could go with a lighter fish dish, like my Baked Pesto Salmon. This easy side goes with so much!

Can I make these Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes ahead of time?

This side dish is best served straight from the oven, but you can totally dice the sweet potatoes ahead of time, then assemble and pop in the oven when ready!

Variations to this recipe

This is one of those versatile recipes that you can easily swap around and switch up! Feel free to add in some minced garlic and other herbs. You can sub in honey for maple syrup if you want a slightly lighter glaze. No sweet potatoes? No problem! This recipe also works great with carrots or squash.

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Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes

This Maple Pecan Roasted Sweet Potatoes recipe is a simple, gorgeous and delicious side. An awesome holiday side dish.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 278kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 2 lb sweet potatoes peeled and chopped into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • Fresh thyme and/or rosemary to garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven 425°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place the prepared sweet potatoes into a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Toss until well coated.
  • Transfer the coated sweet potatoes to your prepared baking sheet, and arrange in a single layer, without overlapping.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, until they start to brown.
  • In a small bowl, add pecans, sugar and maple syrup. Mix well to dissolve the sugar.
  • Carefully remove the potatoes from the oven and pour over the maple mixture.
  • Give it a gentle flip. Use a spatula, and try not to stir them too much to keep the potato’s shape and not mash them.
  • Return to the oven and continue to bake for 5-10 minutes, or until syrup is bubbly.

Notes

  • Use a preheated oven.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment or foil, this makes clean up so much easier!
  • Dice your sweet potatoes into similar sizes, so they cook evenly.
  • Ideally, go for thin sweet potatoes, they’re easier to cut into similar sized pieces.
  • Be sure to stir your potatoes halfway through the cook, so they bake evenly.
  • Keep the sweet potatoes on a single layer, for even cook.
  • For a sweet kick, sprinkle some cinnamon on the potatoes near the end of the cook.
  • Feel free to omit the pecans if anyone has dietary
  • Garnish with fresh herbs such as rosemary or thyme.

Nutrition

Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 473mg | Potassium: 577mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 21450IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 1mg
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