sweet and salty roasted sweet potatoes Thanksgiving side dish

Sweet and Salty Roasted Sweet Potatoes

This Sweet and Salty Roasted Sweet Potatoes recipe makes an easy crowd-pleasing side dish. No one can resist these sweet potatoes with brown sugar.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 288.34kcal
Author Julie Blanner


  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoon 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.


  • Cut the potatoes into even sized cubes so they cook evenly.
  • You can prep the dish a few hours ahead of time and keep in the fridge until ready to cook.
  • Keep any leftovers covered in the fridge and reheat in the oven or enjoy cold the next day.
  • Adjust the salt and sugar to your preference
  • See those pretty little flakes of sea salt? I set my grinder to the largest setting for nice, big, flavorful flakes.


Calories: 288.34kcal | Carbohydrates: 61.18g | Protein: 2.75g | Fat: 4.34g | Saturated Fat: 2.73g | Cholesterol: 11.29mg | Sodium: 142.32mg | Potassium: 609.48mg | Fiber: 5.1g | Sugar: 33.79g | Vitamin A: 24249.1IU | Vitamin C: 4.08mg | Calcium: 75.09mg | Iron: 1.23mg