These Brown Sugar Roasted Sweet Potatoes are roasted with brown sugar, cinnamon, butter, and a little cayenne for a kick. They are the perfect side dish recipe. Easy to throw together and delicious! These would be great served with this turkey and cheesy crock pot mashed potatoes.
You guys, it suddenly got all COLD in my neck of the woods. Like I was getting my kids ready for school the other day and when we opened up the back door to head outside I was blasted with cold air that woke me up more than my morning coffee did. And I have total mixed emotions about it. I kind of am loving the bundling up of fall – yesterday my girls and I looked like a tween squad in our matching brown boots – but I’m also living in fear of what’s to come. My kids keep talking about how excited they are for snow and I want to yell at them, “Fools!! You just haven’t lived through enough Mid-West winters!!”
THE HUNT FOR EASY SIDE DISH RECIPES
As we head into the depths of fall, and with Thanksgiving just around the corner, I am on the prowl for as many side dish recipes as I can for you guys. I love that the new trend on the food block is to mix up the sides. Twists on traditional ideas, but also brand new sides that compliment all the traditional flavors of Thanksgiving.
So when I got my hands on the new cookbook from the author’s of Slow Roasted Italian, Donna and Chad Elick, I made a bee-line for this recipe for roasted sweet potatoes. Their new cookbook, The Simple Kitchen, is full of amazing and easy recipes. So many great dinner ideas, appetizers, and sides that you will drool over.
HOW TO MAKE BROWN SUGAR ROASTED SWEET POTATOES
And just like everything else in their cookbook, these sweet potatoes don’t disappoint. They are tossed with melted butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and a little cayenne and then thrown into a pipping hot oven and roasted up.
Your family is going to love this side dish! It would be great for Thanksgiving or perfect just for any weeknight dinner! If you are looking for other great sweet potato recipes, be sure to check out these Mexican Pineapple Black Bean Stuffed Baked Sweet Potatoes. These Sweet Potato Tots would be great to go with any dinner, and perfect for little fingers. And these Homemade Sweet Potato Chips would be a perfect side or snack!
Brown Sugar Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- 4 TBSP unsalted butter melted
- 2 TBSP light brown sugar packed
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 2 large sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
- Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- Melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl. Mix the brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, and cayenne pepper into the butter.
- Spread the potatoes on the lined baking sheet. Toss with the butter mixture until the potatoes are completely coated. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, stirring once halfway through.
Some other great sides your family will love: