Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Total Time:
1 hr 15 min
15 min
1 hr

6 servings (serving size 3/4 cup)

  • 2 pounds red-skinned sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

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).
    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.
    Great recipe! Easy, wonderful flavor, and got a thmbs up from the grandkids, too!
    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.
    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!
    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. :)
    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!
    Very good recipe!!! Love it!
    Yum! Will make these often!
    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.
    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.
    Very easy and tasty. Will definitely make again.
    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.
    very easy, peel, cut, toss and bake! added some leftover sliced apples from tart i was making and it looked and tasted great.
    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!
    easy, good, love it
    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.
    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.
    i make this dish for thanksgiving to try something different that the usual this is the perfect honey roasted sweet potatoes simply the best.
    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!
    Absolutely delicious! Super easy!
    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. :-
    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.
    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.
    This recipe is super easy and super yummy and made with ingredients that I always have on hand. Try it!
    Delicious!! Will be making these for Thanksgiving this year instead of the candied sweet potatoes I've been making for nearly 40 years!! Thanks!
    Simple recipe for great tasting sweet potatoes. Not as good as candied sweet potatoes, but much few calories.
    Wonderful! Easy and good for the family. I did add some cinnamon and nutmeg.
    I used the ingredients, but on carrots instead of sweet potatoes, and it was delicious!
    So easy, and delicious.
    Smells delicious baking and tastes just as good. My kids even loved them! Will make again for sure.
    Simple and delicious, I highly recommend this recipe.
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