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Lemony Roasted Sweet Potatoes Recipe

These sweet potatoes became a family tradition when I was a child and now is a one of my family’s favorites. The flavor of fresh lemon compliments the sweet potatoes and the touch of brown sugar results in a nice glaze.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:3 servings


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 teaspoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel


  • 1. Place sweet potatoes in a greased 1-qt. baking dish. Combine the butter, lemon juice and salt; drizzle over sweet potatoes. Sprinkle with brown sugar and lemon peel.
  • 2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until potatoes are tender, stirring every 15 minutes. Stir before serving. Yield: 3 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 170 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 229mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.

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jacki DiBello User ID: 2749007 209882
Reviewed May. 24, 2012

"I enjoyed the taste of this, more importantly, my husband liked it! I did modify it a tad.....I baked on a cookie sheet, for the allotted time. I also sprinkled lemon pepper over them and because I am trying to limit sugars, I only sprinkled a little brown sugar over the top. Next time I will try honey instead of the sugar. Loved the pairing of ingredients with the sweet potato."

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