Melting Sweet Potatoes: Deeply caramelized, flavourful slices of sweet potatoes so tender they yield to the edge of a spoon.

Melting Sweet Potatoes

There aren't enough superlatives in our language to describe just how comforting these meltingly tender, deeply caramelized, flavour packed sweet potatoes are.The  uncomplicated, high-temperature cooking method condenses both the sweet and savoury qualities of sweet potatoes.  Adapted from and with thanks to Spicy Southern Kitchen.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 234 kcal
Author Rebecca Lindamood


  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes roughly equally sized
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter or melted extra virgin coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons Garlic Extra Virgin Olive Oil or plain extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves peeled and thinly sliced or chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups vegetable broth


  1. Preheat the oven to 500°F.
  2. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into 1-inch thick rounds. Arrange on a half sheet pan with space between the slices to allow for air to circulate. Drizzle the potatoes with the butter or coconut oil and the garlic extra virgin olive oil or plain extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle the salt and pepper over the top. Use your hands to flip the sweet potatoes and slide them around in the oils, making sure they're completely coated.
  3. Roast the sweet potatoes for 15 minutes, or until the undersides of the slices have caramelized to a beautiful deep brown. Carefully flip the sweet potato slices and return the pan to the oven for another 15 minutes.
  4. Flip the sweet potato slices once again and scatter the chopped or sliced garlic over the sweet potato slices and then pour the vegetable broth over the works. Return the pan to the oven for another 15 minutes, or until the potatoes are completely tender and the broth has reduced to a thicker consistency. Use a spatula to transfer the Melting Sweet Potatoes to a serving plate and drizzle the sauce from the pan over them.
Nutrition Facts
Melting Sweet Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 234 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 641mg27%
Potassium 577mg16%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 24340IU487%
Vitamin C 4.5mg5%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.