Melting Sweet Potatoes

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Melting Sweet Potatoes are so tender and delicious. They literally melt in your mouth. Oven roasted sweet potatoes never tasted so good! They are nicely caramelized on the outside and wonderfully creamy and soft inside.

Melting Sweet Potatoes


This is the sweet potato version of one of my very favorite potato recipes- Melting Potatoes.

Sweet potatoes don’t get quite as crispy or caramelized as regular potatoes since their moisture content is much higher, but they still taste absolutely divine.

Melting Sweet Potatoes- the most delicious roasted sweet potatoes


These Melting Sweet Potatoes are cooked at a very high temperature so it is important to NOT use a glass baking dish. They run the risk of shattering under high heat.

Melting Sweet Potatoes make a fabulous accompaniment to beef, chicken, or pork and the leftovers taste great diced and added to a salad.

You can use chicken, beef, or vegetable broth to make these potatoes. Your choice.

Recipe Tips:

Some baking pans are better than others at getting vegetables browned in the oven. I find the darker coated pans lead to more browning.

To make these potatoes spicy, add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper.

Melting Sweet Potatoes

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Melting Sweet Potatoes

Melting Sweet Potatoes

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: roasted potatoes, Thanksgiving
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 208kcal
Melting Sweet Potatoes are nicely caramelized on the outside and wonderfully creamy and soft inside. Oven roasted potatoes never tasted so good!
Print Recipe


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch slices
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1/2 cup beef broth (or chicken or vegetable broth)


  • Preheat oven to 475 degrees.
  • Place sweet potato slices in a single layer in a 9x13-inch pan.  Do NOT use a glass pan. Glass can shatter in a really hot oven, plus it will not do a good job at browning the sweet potatoes.
  • Combine butter, olive oil, salt and pepper and pour over the sweet potatoes. Flip the potatoes over to make sure they are completely covered in the butter mixture.
  • Place in oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven, flip each sweet potato over and return to oven for 15 more minutes.
  • Remove from oven. Flip over again. Add the garlic and beef broth to the pan and return to oven for 15 more minutes.


Calories: 208kcal

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5 thoughts on “Melting Sweet Potatoes

  1. We love these potatoes. My husband is diabetic and so can’t have the honey or maple syrup that most of the melting sweet potato recipes call for. We make them a lot, not just for holiday meals. We just reduce the recipe down for the two of us.

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