Change up your Thanksgiving meal with these roasted Maple Chipotle Sweet Potatoes. They add the perfect balance of sweet and spicy and smoky to your holiday spread.
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Besides turkey, nothing screams Thanksgiving more than sweet potatoes. I know a lot of you love a classic sweet potato casserole but I have always preferred my sweet potatoes on the savory side.
In comes these Maple Chipotle Sweet Potatoes. They still have some sweetness from the maple syrup but there’s also this great spicy and smoky flavor thanks to the chipotle peppers.
If you want to try a more savory sweet potato recipe for this holiday season, whip up this recipe.
Ingredients for Maple Chipotle Sweet Potatoes
Like all my favorite recipes, the ingredient list is short and simple for this one. Here’s what you are going to need:
The Easiest Side
That big, delicious holiday meal is epic to eat but it can be stressful to make. But this sweet potato side dish makes things a little easier.
I love having a handful of super simple dishes to balance out the more time consuming ones. This is one of those recipes.
Between a small amount of ingredients and only about 45 minutes of cook and prep time, this makes a great simple addition to your holiday meal.
How to Make Maple Chipotle Sweet Potatoes
Start by dicing your sweet potatoes into one inch chunks. They don’t have to be perfect but should be around the same size so that they cook evenly.
Add the sweet potatoes to a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil. This will make clean up WAY easier.
Drizzle the sweet potatoes with olive oil then season with salt. Toss well to make sure everything is coated well. Now it’s time to roast.
We’re going to cook them about 20 minutes to start. While they are cooking, whisk together the chipotle and maple syrup.
Once that time is up, remove them from the oven and toss them with the maple syrup chipotle mixture. Roast for another 20 minutes, until soft and slightly caramelized.
And that’s it! They are so simple yet totally addictive.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I make these ahead of time? I personally wouldn’t make these ahead of time. They will lose the crisp and caramelization when they are reheated.
How long are these good leftover? Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.
Can I use something besides maple syrup? You could sub in honey for the maple syrup.
More Thanksgiving Side Dishes To Try
Maple Chipotle Sweet Potatoes
- 2 pounds sweet potatoes, diced into 1-inch chunks
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 2 Tablespoons sauce from a can of chipotle in adobo sauce
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Add diced sweet potatoes to the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt. Toss well. Bake for 20 minutes.
- While sweet potatoes are roasting, mix together the adobo sauce and maple syrup. After 20 minutes, remove sweet potatoes from oven and drizzle with prepared sauce. Toss well and place back in the oven. Bake for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking time. Serve immediately.