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Sweet and Salty Roasted Sweet Potatoes

These sweet and salty roasted sweet potatoes were inspired by my very favorite sweet potato fries. When we lived in Kansas City, we frequented a local restaurant, BRGR. They had incredible sweet potato fries simply because they were drizzled in brown sugar and heavy flakes of sea salt. Simple, right?

the easiest sweet potato side dish

Well, so are most of my favorite dishes. I am a firm believer that a few simple, fresh ingredients often make the best dishes and decided to make those sweet potato fries into sweet and salty roasted sweet potatoes for an easy side dish {that you can enjoy all week} or for a Thanksgiving side alternative to sweet potato casserole {that I can’t help but dream about}.

sweet and salty roasted sweet potatoes Thanksgiving side dish

I also happen to think sweet potatoes are pretty. They’re high in fiber and I can get my kids to eat them, so that’s as close as I can get to winning these days! This is one of those dishes you feel good about serving. So easy and so much flavor. See those pretty little flakes of sea salt? I set my grinder to the largest setting for nice, big, flavorful flakes. 

easy sweet and salty roasted sweet potatoes side dish

I may not love turkey, but I make a meal from appetizers and side dishes. And some times whipped cream. From the girl who refused all things Thanksgiving as a child, I promise you, these sweet and salty sweet potatoes are picky kid approved. You can find all of my Thanksgiving recipes here, including my ever popular Firehouse Green Beans! I hope you are enjoying a beautiful fall so far!

Sweet and Salty Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 45 mins Total Time 55 mins
Serves 8



  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp butter, melted
  • salt {from a grinder} to taste


Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Peel and cut sweet potatoes into cubes. 

In a large bowl toss in melted butter and 3/4 c brown sugar.

Pour into a baking dish or shallow roasting pan.

Bake 45 minutes or until tender, stir and garnish remaining brown sugar and sea salt.

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3 comments on “Sweet and Salty Roasted Sweet Potatoes”

  1. I made these yesterday for Thanksgiving and they are DELICIOUS! Everyone loved them! Thank you for another winner!!! Hope you and your family had a joyous celebration!

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