Full of flavor, these Spiced Sweet Potatoes make the perfect fall side dish! Easy to make, and pairs well with so many different foods!
Is it a Sweet Potato or a Yam?
Most grocery stores use the terms sweet potato and yam interchangeably. Yams and sweet potatoes aren’t even related, but they definitely look similar. Most of what you’ll find in a regular grocery store will be sweet potatoes, even though people often call them yams.
According to Bon Appetit, “Louisiana sweet potato growers marketed their orange-fleshed as “yams” to distinguish from other states’ produce in the 1930s—and it stuck.” So, typically if you’re buying “yams” at the grocery store, you’re getting orange sweet potatoes, rather than white sweet potatoes, but you’re not actually getting yams.
What Goes Good with Sweet Potatoes?
These Spiced Sweet Potatoes have so much flavor, that it’s best to pair them with less flavorful foods. That’s why they go so well with Thanksgiving dinner, like turkey and mashed potatoes.
Sweet potatoes also go well pork, steak, roasts, chicken, and even venison, so you can eat spiced sweet potatoes all year round!
Are Spiced Sweet Potatoes Good for You?
Sweet potatoes are incredibly healthy! They’re packed full of Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C. They’re also full of potassium, magnesium, and fiber. Sweet potatoes have less carbs than regular potatoes, too.
While sweet potatoes are extremely healthy, these do have some honey (or sugar), butter, and evaporated milk added, making them slightly less healthy, though they’re still a good choice for a side dish.
- 4 large sweet potatoes or yams
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1/3 cup evaporated milk
- 1/2 cup honey (or sugar)
- 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
- Preheat oven to
- Scrub sweet potatoes, and poke holes in them with a fork.
- Place on a cookie sheet that has been lined with foil or parchment paper.
- Bake 55 minutes, or until tender.
- Allow to cool enough to handle, but try to work with them while they're still hot.
- Once able to be handled, peel.
- In a stand mixer (or using a large mixing bowl and an electric beater), beat the sweet potatoes until they're smooth.
- Add butter, evaporated milk, honey, and pumpkin pie spice, and beat until well mixed.
- Serve while still hot, or place in an oven safe bowl, cover with aluminum foil, and return to oven (on warm) until ready to serve.
If Spiced Sweet Potatoes need to be made ahead of time, they can be reheated in either the microwave or oven. To reheat in oven, cover with foil, and place in 350º oven, stirring every 5 minutes, until heated through. To reheat in microwave, cover (to prevent splattering) and heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring every minute, until heated through.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 263Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 136mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 3gSugar: 24gProtein: 3g
The nutritional information provided here is not guaranteed to be accurate and is provided for informational (and google) purposes only.
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