Honey Butter Smashed Sweet Potatoes

How I love sweet potatoes. Let me count the ways.

This version is great because the edges crisp up slightly while the interior stays buttery soft and there’s honey butter on top. Swoon.

Honey Butter Smashed Sweet Potatoes - Soft, tender potatoes with crispy skin and the most HEAVENLY melted honey butter on top!! EASY comfort food that's a perfect side dish anytime!!

They’re a cinch to make and you don’t need to bother peeling them.

Since you don’t have to wait for a whole potato to cook, they’re faster which makes them a nice option for a weeknight dinner side dish.

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Honey Butter Smashed Sweet Potatoes - Soft, tender potatoes with crispy skin and the most HEAVENLY melted honey butter on top!! EASY comfort food that's a perfect side dish anytime!!

They remind me of these Honey-Roasted Sweet Potatoes which are a personal and reader favorite. Both this recipe and that one read sweeter rather than more savory.

I added honey butter to these after baking (or try Creamy Honey Cinnamon Dip) but you could easily take them savory by adding crumbled bacon, green onions, sour cream, or your favorite potato toppings.

Honey Butter Smashed Sweet Potatoes - Soft, tender potatoes with crispy skin and the most HEAVENLY melted honey butter on top!! EASY comfort food that's a perfect side dish anytime!!

Honey Butter Smashed Sweet Potatoes

The edges crisp up slightly while the interior stays buttery soft and there’s honey butter on top. They’re a cinch to make, you don’t need to bother peeling them, they’re ready fairly quickly, and great for a weeknight dinner side dish. I added honey butter baking but you could easily take them savory by adding crumbled bacon, green onions, sour cream, or your favorite potato toppings.

Ingredients:

  • about 2 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes (2 large or 3 medium), sliced into approximately 1 1/2-inch rounds
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup (half of one stick) unsalted butter, very soft
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, optional and to taste
  • brown sugar, optional for garnishing
  • salt, optional and to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil for easier cleanup; set aside.
  2. Add potato slices to baking sheet (if using a medium potato, you can quarter it; if using a large, make about 5 rounds)
  3. Evenly drizzle the olive oil over the potatoes and toss with your hands to evenly coat.
  4. Bake for about 30 minutes or until potatoes are fork-tender, or nearly so, in the center.
  5. Flip and bake for about more 5 minutes, or as needed until they’re fork tender.
  6. Using a fork, lightly mash the potatoes but don’t go overboard because you want them to stay intact.
  7. Return baking sheet to the oven and bake for another 5 to 10 minutes, or until they crisp up a bit or as desired.
  8. While potatoes bake, prepare the honey butter (or make this Creamy Honey Cinnamon Dip) by adding the butter and desired amount of honey to a small bowl, optionally add the cinnamon, and stir to combine; set aside until potatoes are done.
  9. After potatoes are done, add a bit of honey butter to the center of each, and optionally add a pinch of salt to the top of each. Serve immediately. Potatoes are best warm and fresh.
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17 comments on “Honey Butter Smashed Sweet Potatoes”

  1. I have sweet potatoes and am making these sometime this week. They look easy and delicious!!

  2. These sound so delicious!

    Rachael xx.
    theteacozykitchen.blogspot.co.uk

  3. Those look all kinds of amazing. I’m a sucker for sweet potatoes.

  4. I could eat sweet potatoes for every meal. LOVE the honey butter!!

  5. I totally need to try this. That butter though!!!

  6. Sweet potatoes are on of my favorite foods! I usually eat mine with a tiny dab of butter and a heavy dose of cinnamon.

  7. Love sweet potatoes!! These sound amazing!

  8. I couldn’t really tell by the pictures and maybe a silly questions but how are the sliced? Like which direction? Thanks.

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