Brown Sugar and Herb Roasted Sweet Potatoes
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4.91 from 10 votes

Brown Sugar and Herb Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Easy Herb and Brown Sugar Roasted Sweet Potatoes made with a handful of simple ingredients such as butter, brown sugar, fresh herbs, and sweet potatoes are guaranteed to become your new favorite sweet potato side this holiday season.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 357kcal
Author: Jessica Randhawa


  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • 8 tablespoons salted butter, 1 stick
  • 1 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 3 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped
  • Cinnamon
  • salt + pepper, to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet or jelly roll pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Wash and scrub the potatoes and dry thoroughly. Cut off the end of each potato and then cut each potato in thirds (each piece should be approximately 2 inches high). Transfer the 12 sweet potato sections to the prepared baking sheet.
  • Melt the butter in a bowl and generously brush each potato all over (reserve some butter for the next step).
  • In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar and fresh chopped herbs. Press 1-2 tablespoons of herbed brown sugar on top of each potato and drizzle with butter. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and ground cinnamon.
  • Bake the potatoes for 40 minutes and then turn down the heat to 325 degrees and cover the potatoes loosely with a sheet of foil. Bake for an additional 20-30 minutes, or until the potatoes are fully cooked and easily pierced with a fork or knife.
  • Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator (they make fantastic leftovers!)


Adapted from Goodness Gracious


Calories: 357kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 192mg | Potassium: 393mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 12945IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 2.2mg
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