Melting Sweet Potatoes

These Melting Sweet Potatoes are the ultimate comfort food, making them a perfect addition to any holiday table. Enjoy the buttery, caramelized sweetness that literally melts in your mouth!

Melting Sweet Potatoes

Melting Sweet Potatoes

Melting Sweet Potatoes are indeed a special addition to any holiday menu. Their unique texture, with a crispy outer layer and a velvety, melt-in-your-mouth inside, sets them apart as a delightful and indulgent side dish. These sweet potatoes bring the perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors to the table.

Melting Sweet Potatoes

It’s always a great approach to let the natural flavors of ingredients shine through, especially when you’re working with something as flavorful as sweet potatoes. Simple seasonings like thyme, garlic, salt, and pepper can enhance the natural goodness of the sweet potatoes without overpowering them. This way, you get to enjoy the unique taste and texture of Melting Sweet Potatoes in all their glory.


Sweet Potatoes:
Discovering new ways to savor the delightful sweet potato is a culinary adventure I cherish. Their inherent sweetness sets them apart from other vegetables, opening the door to countless unique and delectable flavor combinations. In this recipe, opt for slender, tubular sweet potatoes sliced into 1-inch rounds.

Butter Infusion:
We enhance the sweet potato slices with a blend of unsalted butter and thyme to infuse them with captivating flavors. The earthy and fresh notes of thyme harmonize beautifully with the sweet potatoes. The butter not only adds richness but also contributes to achieving a crispy exterior as the potatoes roast in the oven.

Chicken Broth Magic:
In the final 10 minutes of cooking, introduce chicken broth to the Melting Sweet Potatoes. The crispy potato slices eagerly absorb the surrounding moisture, resulting in a luxuriously tender interior. Additionally, sweet potatoes have an exceptional ability to soak up flavors, which is why we incorporate crushed garlic cloves at this stage to impart a robust garlicky essence to the dish.



  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Peel your sweet potatoes and proceed to slice them into rounds approximately 1 inch thick.

Butter Coating:

3. In a mixing bowl, combine 4 tablespoons of melted butter, 1 teaspoon of finely chopped thyme, and a pinch of kosher salt and pepper.

  1. Add the sweet potato slices to the butter mixture, ensuring they are evenly coated.
  2. Arrange the buttered sweet potato rounds in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet.

Cooking Time:

6. Place the baking sheet with the sweet potatoes in the preheated oven.

  1. Roast for approximately 10-15 minutes or until the sweet potatoes achieve a beautiful golden brown hue.
  2. Carefully flip the sweet potatoes over and continue roasting until the other side is equally golden brown.
  3. Give the sweet potatoes one more flip, then introduce chicken broth, lemon juice, and garlic to the pan.
  4. Roast the Melting Sweet Potatoes for an additional 10 minutes.
  5. Once done, serve the delectable sweet potatoes while they are still warm and inviting.
Melting Sweet Potatoes


Maple Syrup Pecan Sauce:

  • If you’d like to enhance your Melting Sweet Potatoes with a maple pecan glaze, omit the current savory elements like sage and garlic, and replace the broth with water.
  • After cooking the sweet potatoes, you can begin preparing the maple sauce. All you need is 1 cup of maple syrup and 1 cup of chopped pecans.
  • Start by placing the maple syrup in a small saucepan and bringing it to a boil.
  • Once it’s boiling, add the chopped pecans.
  • Allow the mixture to return to a boil and cook for an additional minute before removing it from heat.
  • Drizzle this delightful maple syrup pecan glaze over the sweet potatoes just before serving.


  • Feel free to experiment with various seasonings to customize your Melting Sweet Potatoes. Alongside thyme, consider adding flavors like paprika, rosemary, nutmeg, or red pepper flakes to the butter mixture.
  • For an extra touch, sprinkle some flaky sea salt over the Melting Potatoes just before serving.


  • To create a vegetarian version of this dish, simply swap out the chicken broth for vegetable broth. This change may subtly alter the flavor profile, but it should still yield delicious results.
Melting Sweet Potatoes


  • 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes , thin tube ones, peeled and sliced 1 inch thick
  • ▢4 tablespoons butter , melted
  • ▢1 teaspoon thyme , chopped
  • ▢salt and pepper to taste
  • ▢1 cup chicken broth
  • ▢3 garlic cloves , lightly crushed and peeled


  1. Toss the sweet potato slices in a mixture of melted butter, thyme, salt, and pepper.
  2. Arrange the coated sweet potato slices in a single layer on a metal baking pan.
  3. Bake in a preheated 500°F (260°C) oven on the top-middle rack until they turn golden brown, approximately 10-15 minutes per side.
  4. Flip the sweet potatoes once more, then add chicken broth, lemon juice, and garlic to the pan.
  5. Continue roasting for another 10 minutes.

Enjoy your delicious Melting Sweet Potatoes!


Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 296mg | Potassium: 401mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 16438IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg

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