Prep: 5 minutes; Cook: 60 minutes. If you don't have enough room in your oven for sweet potatoes while roasting the turkey, cook them in advance and reheat while the turkey is resting.

Mark Bittman


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8 servings (serving size: 1 potato and about 1 tablespoon maple butter)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 450°.

  • Wash potatoes, and push a thin-bladed knife into the center of each 2-3 times. Place in a foil-lined pan, and roast until tender (about 1 hour).

  • Heat butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until melted. Add syrup, and cook until bubbly and sticky-looking. Keep warm.

  • Split each potato (use a fork for a homier appearance), drizzle with maple butter, and sprinkle with salt.

Nutrition Facts

155 calories; fat 3g; saturated fat 2g; mono fat 1g; protein 2g; carbohydrates 31g; fiber 3g; cholesterol 8mg; iron 2mg; sodium 81mg; calcium 32mg.