Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Garlic Butter is the perfect savory side dish for Thanksgiving or any fall and winter dinner. Cubed sweet potatoes roasted to perfection then tossed with a buttery seasoned blend and topped with parmesan cheese will become a family favorite!
ROASTED SWEET POTATOES WITH GARLIC BUTTER
This sweet potato recipe breaks away from the usual sweeter casserole recipes and heads straight for the savory flavors of garlic, thyme, and parmesan. It’s definitely one to enjoy for a Sunday supper or a Thanksgiving feast. It’s easy to make, requiring very little cooking skills. Except, do set a timer so you don’t over roast them like I did a couple of times. Still good, but a bit more tender than I prefer.
HOW TO ROAST SAVORY SWEET POTATOES
It’s much easier to buy fresh cubed sweet potatoes from the grocery, but of course, you can peel and cube yourself if needed or desired.
Toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper and lay them out on a large baking pan before popping them into your preheated oven.
Be sure to set the timer!
With a few minutes left, it’s time to melt up the butter with your seasonings. After you pull them out of the oven, pour the melted butter mixture directly on the sweet potatoes and toss to cover.
I served them on a large white platter and then sprinkled with a generous amount of grated parmesan cheese. Garnish with a sprig of thyme and you’ve got yourself a gorgeous Thanksgiving side dish.
CAN YOU MAKE ROASTED SWEET POTATOES AHEAD OF TIME?
Sweet potatoes are best roasted and served right away. Of course, they make nice leftovers, but for the actual dinner, it’s best to prepare them right before serving. You can, however, prepare them for roasting with the seasonings and oil in a bowl overnight.
CAN I USE OTHER HERBS & SPICES?
You bet! I like using rosemary or even a little bit of sage when making this Thanksgiving side dish. If you have a favorite combination, try it! Sweet potatoes are very versatile with added flavor combos.
CAN I MASH ROASTED SWEET POTATOES?
Yes, you can. I would roast them a few minutes longer to make them easier to mash. Add the savory butter mixture before mashing. I would also use a hand masher to create a chunkier texture.
HOW DO I MAKE THEM SWEET?
Well, you could try making a brown sugar glaze with the butter instead of the garlic. But if you’re looking for a sweeter casserole or side dish, try these.
- Loaded Sweet Potato Casserole with Brown Sugar, Nutmeg and Cinnamon
- Sweet Potato Pecan Oat Streusel
- Crunchy Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Crumble
Add garlic and thyme. Stir and cook for one minute. Once sweet potatoes are finished, pour butter mixture over and gently toss. Transfer to a platter and sprinkle with cheese and extra thyme. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
While baking, heat butter in a medium skillet over medium heat.
Nutrition Information Yield 6 Serving Size 1 cup
Amount Per Serving Calories 173Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 28mgSodium 416mgCarbohydrates 8gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 3g
Add garlic and thyme.
Stir and cook for one minute.
Once sweet potatoes are finished, pour butter mixture over and gently toss.
Transfer to a platter and sprinkle with cheese and extra thyme.
Serve immediately. Enjoy!