Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Total Time:
1 hr 15 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
1 hr

Yield:
6 servings (serving size 3/4 cup)
Level:
Easy

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds red-skinned sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Directions
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Peel and cut the sweet potatoes into 1-inch pieces and put in a 9 by 13 baking dish. In a small bowl whisk together olive oil, honey and lemon juice. Pour mixture over potatoes and toss to coat. Sprinkle with the salt, and bake, stirring occasionally, for about 1 hour, until potatoes are tender.


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This is a simple and delicious recipe, that I will make again. I baked them for 45 minutes, and used 3 very big sweet potatoes in one layer on big pan with low borders. (I adjusted the recipe accordingly, but used about tablespoon of lemon juice instead of teaspoon). item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really easy to make and super tasty! After I took them out of the oven, I drizzled a tiny bit of honey over the top and also squeezed a little bit of lemon. I ended up cooking these a little under an hour and they were perfect- slightly charred in some places but mostly soft and delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe! Easy, wonderful flavor, and got a thmbs up from the grandkids, too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So easy and so very good. Double or triple the olive oil mixture and roast other vegetables with the sweet potatoes. I used parsnips, carrots, onion and a little garlic powder. Added some broccoli and bell pepper about 20 minutes into the roasting process. I did not peel the sweet potatoes as there is so much good nutrition in the skins. I think adding some winter squash would be good as well. Will be making this often this fall and winter. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is fabulous! I needed a side dish that would wow everyone and this did the trick. I did not peel the sweet potatoes;just scrubbed and dried them. I used the juice of half a lemon so that was probably more than the recipe called for, but it was delicious! I only baked them 45 minutes turning once halfway through the roasting. This was the easy, home run I was looking for! Thanks, Ellie! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good recipe!!! Love it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yum! Will make these often! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great way to prepare sweet potatoes! An amazing flavor that requires very little effort. The carmelization is great! I will make again and experiment with adding a hint of red pepper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was super easy to make and so yummy!! Both my boyfriend and I loved these sweet potatoes. I'll make them again for sure. I served them with Ellie's rice and black bean pilaf and some grilled chicken. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy and tasty. Will definitely make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this recipe several times, both as written and with some changes. I usually add some cinnamon and pepper to taste. I think this is an easy, simple, and tasty recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
very easy, peel, cut, toss and bake! added some leftover sliced apples from tart i was making and it looked and tasted great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is FANTASTIC! I make it once or twice a week, and never grow tired of it! I only make a few slight changes: I keep the olive oil to 2 Tablespoons, but increase the honey to 3 Tablespoons. I also lightly dust with cinnamon before putting them in the oven. So Good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
easy, good, love it item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe rocks. Just found it a month ago and have already made it multiple times. It is a weekly staple now. I've made it as is but also with my favorite modifications: extra virgin coconut oil instead of olive oil; vanilla extract instead of lemon juice; once I used half honey, half agave, and it was still great. Can't wait to try maple syrup as the sweetener, and ghee as the oil - I will keep experimenting since I make it so often! I have had success using three lbs of potatoes instead of two, increasing none of the other ingredients except the oil by one more tablespoon. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is an easy side dish that is always a hit. I found this recipe over a year ago and have lost count how many times I've made it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i make this dish for thanksgiving to try something different that the usual this is the perfect honey roasted sweet potatoes simply the best. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were fantastic, and so easy to make! I made them as a side to accompany pork tenderloin. I followed the recipe, but used a bit more salt for my taste. With a parchment paper lined baking sheet, they cooked evenly with very little cleanup. The flavor of the sweet potatoes concentrates beautifully with the roasting. I'll definitely make these again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely delicious! Super easy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wonderful flavor and welcome reprieve from the cloyingly sweet traditional casserole. This recipe's a keeper! Made the dish as is, but with a little extra of the honey lemon oil mixture because it was just too tasty not to over indulge. :- item not reviewed by moderator and published
i liked these a lot, but next time i'll need to adjust cooking time. i had them in for 1 hr, stirring about 3 times, and after the 3rd time stirring the bottoms got very brown. normally this would be fine with roasted veggies but it made these chewy. i'll definitely make them again, but probably cook them about 45-50 minutes keeping an eye on them to take them out before they get too browned. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These where AMAZING! I do not care for all the sugar in candied sweet potatoes. I was so glad when I found this recipe today. Made them for Thanksgiving Day Diner today. They where a huge hit. This is my new must make Sweet Potato recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is super easy and super yummy and made with ingredients that I always have on hand. Try it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious!! Will be making these for Thanksgiving this year instead of the candied sweet potatoes I've been making for nearly 40 years!! Thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simple recipe for great tasting sweet potatoes. Not as good as candied sweet potatoes, but much few calories. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wonderful! Easy and good for the family. I did add some cinnamon and nutmeg. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used the ingredients, but on carrots instead of sweet potatoes, and it was delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So easy, and delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Smells delicious baking and tastes just as good. My kids even loved them! Will make again for sure. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simple and delicious, I highly recommend this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am so happy I tried this recipe. When I initially read the ingredients, I was skeptical that together they would produce a sweet potato dish that would satisfy my craving for the sweetness I've come to expect for this type of side dish. I was amazed at how much I loved it. This recipe deserves the high rating it has received! I don't want to make sweet potatoes any other way! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fantastic recipe--sweet, but not overly sweet. This has become a family favorite in my house with one slight change: I use at least 3 times as much lemon juice for extra fruitiness and tang. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a delicious sweet potato recipe! So easy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! I'm not usually a fan of typical sweet potato dishes because they're so freakin' sweet. This recipe offered just the right amount of sweetness to complement the natural sweetness of the potatoes without overdoing it. I used white balsamic vinegar instead of lemon juice because I had no lemons on hand. Worked great. Thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
A good simple side dish but next time I'll doctor it up with chili powder or cumin and maybe some bell pepper. Certainly much better than a basic baked sweet potato or a sickeningly sweet casserole. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So yummy! Everyone loved this and even skipped the mashed potatoes for it! Wohoo!! Thank you!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
quick and easy. this was delicious item not reviewed by moderator and published
So good ! A touch of a honey with the lemon make a great combination! item not reviewed by moderator and published
family loved it!!!!! healthy and very easy to make ,saved this one to my favoriates item not reviewed by moderator and published
I fixed it exactly as listed and everybody liked it. Next time I'm a double recipe since it was such a hit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good and super easy! Tyler Florence had a recipe similar to this but it has a lot of honey with some cinnamon. I added some cinnamon to this recipe and it was fabulous!!!! Thank you for listing the nutritional value. I wish there was more recipes on Food Network that had the nutritional value. Thank you Ellie, another great recipe!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Nice, tasty recipe that is super easy to make. A great use of sweet potatoes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oh my goodness, I think these are the best sweet potatoes I've ever eaten. And I've made all the different kinds of recipes you can think of - you know, the fancy schmancy recipes with brown sugar and crumbly toppings (and yes, even the tried and true marshmallow topping. But, in all honesty, this recipe beats all of the others, hands down. The taste was out of this world! Just lovely, decadent, and there were no leftovers. Thank you Ellie! You ROCK! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved it. Easy and yummy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I would give this 10 stars if I could. I first made it according to the recipe - very good but then thought I'd add a little something as others did. So next time I microwaved 5 very large sweet potatoes (left the skin on then cut them into smaller slices, added 3 sliced Jonathan apples (left the peel on and one medium sliced onion (took the peel off of course. Since the potatoes were partially cooked the slices were bigger than the apple and onion. Then I mixed is all together with the olive oil, honey & lemon and baked it covered for an hour (stirring a couple of times then uncovered for about 15 minutes. WOW. What a taste - fabulous and easily frozen in individual servings with my vacuum sealer machine. I forgot the salt but didn't seem to miss it. Really good dish - thanks Ellie. item not reviewed by moderator and published
You get the true taste of sweet potatoes with this dish. It is not overly sugary sweet, but it is the essence of sweet potato. item not reviewed by moderator and published
quick, easy and so good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My youngest son hates any kind of potato but he went back for seconds on this dish! Absolutely wonderful. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and great tasting item not reviewed by moderator and published
I Love, love, love this recipe! I have made it like 15 times. It goes well with almost anything. My boyfriend loves it too! It's healthy and delish! item not reviewed by moderator and published
what great flavor!!!! i complimented this to her oven fried chicken. I wouldn't change a thing in this recipe, it was perfect just the way it was written: item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good recipe. My sister-in-law loved them and even helped herself to seconds but I felt they were lacking something. I think maybe I'd try sprinkling just a little brown sugar over top just to add a slight caramelization. Even though they were tender and moist, they almost seemed dry because the outside was so bare. The flavor was still good though, hard to ruin a sweet potato! item not reviewed by moderator and published
EXCELLENT. TENDER, SLIGHTLTY SWEET AND A WONDERFUL CHANGE FROM BROWN SUGAR LADEN SWEET POTATO CASSEROLS. YOU CAN ACTUALLY TASTE THE SWEET POTATOE! MAYBE NOT YOUR THANKSGIVING POTATO DISH, BUT TERRIFIC IN THE SUMMER. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved these!!! I almost couldn't stop eating them. How refreshing to have sweet potatoes not covered up with loads of brown sugar and butter! The sweetness of the honey and the contrast of the lemon was just fantastic! To make these quicker on a weeknight, I microwaved the sweet potatoes for about 9 minutes first, and then finished them in the oven for about 20 - 30 minutes to get the roasted flavor in about half the time. I also had a really juicy lemon, so I know I had more than 1 tsp, probably more like 2-3 tsp. I just balanced this out with another 1-2 TBSP of honey. I was also using almost 3 pounds of sweet potatoes too so the additional honey and lemon was needed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simply delicious! I make these at least once per week. Savory and lightly sweet, I sometimes eat this as a meal in and of itself. Highly recommend. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were so delicious! I added some more salt and paprika, and they were amazing! The honey flavor came through, and the lemon flavor was kind of lost, but I still loved these so much. I'll definitely be making this recipe again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My wife and I thought these were deliciously light. The one consistent comment that I've noticed with any of the reviews from people that didn't like these, was that they weren't sweet enough. We all need to get off of the notion that sweet potatoes are always supposed to taste as buttery/brown sugar laden as they do at thanksgiving. These are not a DESSERT sweet potato dish, but rather a very lightly flavored side dish for a savory meal. The small amount of honey is barely registered on in your mouth, and it really is the flavor of the actual sweet potatoes that you taste in this dish, rather than a mouthful of mushy suger/butter potatoes. If you want those, there are many recipes for them here. But these ones are a very light, clean tasting, and savory sweet potato side dish that doesn't make you feel like you need to jog 12 miles after eating them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow! Melts in my mouth. Used grapeseed oil, and added a little cinnamon, salt and pepper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Cooked these at 325 degrees. Only change I made was to add a little bit of cinnamon. Baked for one hour with the ham. Absolutely delicious and so easy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was disappointed with this dish. The honey flavor did not show through, and the lemon flavor was not a good match. It tasted okay, but I'm glad I tested this recipe before cooking it for Thanksgiving. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I gave these a try to see if I wanted to make them for Thanksgiving dinner. They were good, but nothing special. They might be better if roasted along with some chunks of red onion and red bell pepper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delish! Nice and simple so you can taste the goodness of the sweet potato. Definitely a keeper. And it's great that it's healthy too! Thanks, Ellie! (P.S. Would love to have nutrition info on your recipes) item not reviewed by moderator and published
So good... just ate 1 pound of sweet potato for dinner! Am excited to have again for lunch tomorrow! Added a little chili powder, a little more salt and some freshly ground pepper... yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
For sweet potato lovers this receipe truly brings out the flavors of the sweet potato. Excellent! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Be careful ..... These are addicting. I make them at least once a week and they are so easy. Costco usually has a good deal on a box of SP's and they keep well. They do take a while to cook, so I usually roast a double batch so I can have them for lunch the next day. SO healty, but even my 12 year old loved them. These are my hubbies favorite way to eat veggies! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these last night and they were delicious! I cooked them at 450 degrees for 45 minutes. I checked them every 15 minutes and tossed them around. I roasted them in a stonewear bar pan. They were nice and sticky on the outside and soft and tender on the inside. so much healthier than all those recipes where the sweet potatos are drowning in butter and sugar. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It wasn't a favorite in our house.l A little bland. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these as a side to filet mignon for Valentines Day dinner for my husband and myself- we were SO pleased with this recipe!! Such a fantastic alternative to regular potatoes! Thank you, Ellie!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and delicious. Thanks Ellie! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My kids and I just loved this recipe. So simple and so delicious. Will make it often. http://yummy-tum.blogspot.com item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these for our Christmas dinner and my young adult, but very picky daughter, exclaimed repeatedly how good they were. My mother also kept stating that she hadn't had any like this before and they were so good. The entire family couldn't seem to get enough. I made the recipe as stated except I mixed the salt in with the other ingredients by mistake. I'm making these for the second time tonight. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this exactly as suggested in the recipe and loved it! It was super easy and it will definitely become a regular, healthy side dish for my meals. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I roasted the potatoes in the convection oven and they did not crisp up nor were they as sweet as expected; they were good but not great. I will try again roasting in the regular oven as the recipe calls for. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were so easy to make and tasted great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these for my parents who aren't necessarily into healthy stuff. They loved it!! I enjoyed the taste as well but I thought it could use a little more kick to it. The next time I made it, I seasoned it with Lawry's, cinnamon and a little chili powder. It took the taste to a whole new level! I could eat these every week! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were a hit with my family, and I'll be making them again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am not a huge fan of sweet potatoes unless they are covered in sugar. This recipe is part of my meal routines. Love it and you should try it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Might have used a little too much glaze, but they were chewy/crisp on the outside and nice and soft on the inside. Perfect! I added a bit more lemon juice to cut the sweetness of the honey, and I could see where a dash of chili powder or black pepper would be good to add some kick. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So yummy and healthy! I had to cook them a little longer than an hour though--the wait was worth it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family loved these sweet potatoes. I am always looking for new ways to make them and this recipe is definitely a keeper. I only changed a couple of things. One was to add a tad more oil to the glaze as it was too thick to toss with the potatoes. Then I also took the advice of some other reviewers and bumped up the heat a bit and cooked for only 45 minutes. Perfect! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think these have replaced the traditional Thanksgiving sweet potatoes (with the nuts and marshmallows) as my favorite way to eat them! And to top it off, they're healthy and easy to make too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These sweet potatoes were absolutely delicious! I followed the recipe exactly and they were perfect. I was not a fan of sweet potatoes but always wanted to be... now i am! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are good with so many things. Good for you and super yummy - my kids and hubby gobble them all up. I will make these many times over. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so simple, and so flavorful. I could not ask for anything better! I made it two nights in a row, and will continue to make it regularly in the future. Look no further for a sweet potato recipe! This one rocks. Thank you, Ellie! :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
This really brings out the sweet goodness of the sweet potato without drowning it in butter and sugar as per usual recipes. People always ask for the recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this yesterday- it was absolutely delish!! Used orange juice instead of the lemon and it turned out yummy. Also used a dash of pepper for a lil kick. Hubby gave it the thumbs up. Definitely recommend this recipe for the 'efficient chef'! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Honestly, this is a very tasty recipe! I varied it by using a small glass container, cutting up 1 sweet potatoe, drizzled it with Olive oil, sprinkled with salt, drizzled it with honey, stirred, covered with the lid, and then popped it in microwave for 6 minutes. Scrumptious!! I will never make drowning-in-butter-and-sugar yams again!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best sweet potatoe recipe ever!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had some left over sweet potatoes from thankgiving shopping and I needed to make some quick and easy. This recipe was just perfect for the night. Very easy, delicious, husband loved it... therefore will do it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I absolutely love sweet potatoes so I definitely enjoyed this dish. The honey was a perfect complement to the sweetness of the potatoes. I agree that they didn't turn out as crusty as I was hoping they would, but it really didn't effect the taste. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fixed this one night and was very pleased with the results. It was very very tasty. Even my husband enjoyed this and he's rather picky when it comes to sweet potatoes! item not reviewed by moderator and published
it wasn't as good as i thought it would be, but it was still good. a little bland, and make sure you cover it with foil while cooking. I know that is probably very common sense to most people but I am new to cooking alot and it took forever to cook it because i din't cover it until half way through. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These potatoes had such a great flavor. It is a great change from simply baked. The lemon and honey worked so well together. item not reviewed by moderator and published
easy , delicious and filling. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this recipe is so healthy and good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these exactly as directed, they turned out perfectly! The flavor really goes well with the sweetness of the potatoes. I will be making these again and again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was so delicious! I also added a sprinkle of cinnamon over mine - it was fabulous! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have been making an attempt to eat better lately and made these last night. I didn't have lemon juice so I used orange instead. The taste was good and my husband liked it but I thought they came out kinda mushy and not "roasty" looking. I think next time I'll cook on a higher temp for less time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good! Why don't you add your own recipe to FoodNetwork? You obviously did not care for this one, you had to dress it up so much! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tend to agree. We fail to appreciate the beauty and flavor of simplicity sometimes. In fact, that's why we have the adage, "Too many cooks spoil the broth." Less is often more. :) item not reviewed by moderator and published

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