Our Vanilla and Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes are a cozy, simple side dish for your holiday table or for any time of the year. The honey and vanilla drizzle adds a depth of flavor you can’t resist.
I have been neglectful in sharing some delicious holiday side dish ideas. How is that possible? Well, it changes now!
There are just certain flavors that I must have in the fall: apple, pumpkin, and sweet potatoes. I don’t know exactly what it is – maybe it’s just because these items are “in season” in the fall.
Or perhaps it’s something about the cooler weather that turns these fall staples into comfort food.
Today I’m sharing how to make Vanilla and Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes.
This recipe is SUPER simple, so it’s easy to throw together ahead of time or as you’re making other holiday dinner items. And it tastes so good that your family will beg you for more! (Mine does)
So, I am confident it will become one of your favorite go-to holiday dishes.
Ingredients Needed For Vanilla and Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes Recipe
Here’s everything you’ll need to make this recipe – it’s only 5 ingredients!!
- Sweet Potatoes – rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C and high in fiber
- Butter – unsalted and melted
- Cinnamon – one of the most delicious and healthiest spices
- Honey – local honey is a bonus but use whatever you like the best
- Vanilla – enhances the flavor of the other ingredients
How to Make Vanilla and Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Here’s the process for making this scrumptious side dish.
Begin by preheating your oven to 400 degrees. Then prepare a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
Place the sliced or chunked sweet potatoes in the baking dish.
Whisk together the butter and cinnamon in a small mixing bowl, then drizzle over the sweet potatoes.
Cover the baking dish with lid or foil and bake for 20 minutes, stirring halfway through.
Now, whisk the honey and vanilla together in another small mixing bowl, then drizzle over potatoes.
Cover the baking dish again and return to the oven baking an additional 15 minutes.
Vanilla and Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes Recipe Notes And Tips
Here are a few tips to help ensure that this dish turns out perfectly every time!
- If you like the sweet potatoes coated in the melted butter and cinnamon prior to baking, place the potatoes in a large bowl with the butter/cinnamon mixture and stir to coat.
- Dicing the sweet potatoes in approximately 1 inch squares will help them bake more evenly.
- Stirring the potatoes halfway through is key with this recipe. You want the texture of the sweet potatoes to be consistent all the way through.
- Make a double batch……one for Thanksgiving and one for Christmas. Freeze the second batch after roasting but before putting on the drizzle. When you are ready, un-thaw, drizzle and bake the additional 15 minutes. It will save you oodles of time. 😁
Variations Of Vanilla and Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes To Try
- Mix up the batch of sweet potatoes but before baking place smaller amounts in individual ramekins. Let each of your guests or family members add their own special ‘extra’ flavors before or after baking.
- Add some crumbled bacon to the top as it comes out of the oven. Who doesn’t love bacon, right!?!?!? 😉
- Have a few extra toppings available such as walnuts, pats of butter, sour cream, pecans, chives and some salt and pepper.
- Make this recipe diabetic-friendly by using sugar-free maple syrup in place of the honey or regular maple syrup.
- If you do not prefer honey or have allergies that prevent using honey, maple syrup or agave syrup are delicious alternatives.
- To add a little crunch to an already scrumptious dish, add in walnuts or pecans. I would add them in just before the last 15 minute bake but that is simply my preference.
Here are some questions I regularly see readers as about this recipe. If you don’t see your question down below, please leave it in the comments so I can answer it!
Do I need to peel the sweet potatoes?
I prefer the texture of the sweet potato without the peel. However, you can leave the skin on if you like it that way. Just give the potatoes a good scrub under running water before dicing them up.
What is the recommended way to reheat my Vanilla and Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes?
Undoubtedly, these will taste best warm, so you can either reheat in a skillet over medium heat or in the oven.
What is the best way to store the leftovers of the Vanilla and Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes?
If stored in an air-tight container, they will keep very well in the refrigerator for 3 – 4 days.
Will the Vanilla and Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes freeze well?
Roasted sweet potatoes will freeze well for up to 12 months. Let them cool completely before placing them in a freezer bag or freezer-safe, air-tight container.
More Yummy Dishes To Try On Your Holiday Table
- Homemade Chunky Applesauce
- Apple Pie Bites
- Apple Cranberry Coleslaw
- Instant Pot Mini Turtle Cheesecake Bites
- Decadent Holiday Gingerbread Whoopie Pies
- 2 large sweet potatoes, sliced thin or in chunks
- 4 tbsp butter, melted
- 2 tbsp cinnamon
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 tbsp honey
- Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
- Lightly prepare a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
- Place the potatoes in the baking dish.
- In a small bowl, whisk together butter and cinnamon.
- Drizzle over the potatoes.
- Cover the baking dish and bake for 20 minutes stirring halfway through.
- Whisk honey and vanilla together in a small bowl.
- Drizzle over the potatoes.
- Cover and return to oven for an additional 15 minutes.