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Honey and Herb-Infused Sweet Potato Bake

This Honey and Herb-Infused Sweet Potato Bake recipe, marrying the earthy sweetness of sweet potatoes with the aromatic infusion of herbs and the golden richness of honey, is a celebration of autumn on your plate.

Honey and herb-infused sweet potato bake in a white dish.

Savour the Season: A Symphony of Flavours in Every Bite

As the crisp air of autumn settles in, there’s no better way to embrace the season’s warmth and flavours than with this delightful side dish.

Sweet potatoes are a quintessential autumn vegetable, with their vibrant orange colour and sweet, nutty flavour.

The vertical layering of the sweet potatoes creates a visually stunning dish that beautifully captures the essence of autumn through its vibrant color palette. Its warm orange hues, earthy brown speckles, and subtle hints of green evoke the fiery foliage, fallen leaves, and evergreen trees of the season.

Why This Sweet Potato Bake is a Family Favourite

The Honey and Herb-Infused Sweet Potato Bake encapsulates the essence of autumn in a single dish. The sweet potatoes, glazed with honey and infused with herbs, offer a delightful medley of flavours. Adding pecans brings a satisfying crunch to every bite, creating a textural contrast that elevates the dish. This recipe has all the elements of a crowd-pleaser – it’s easy to prepare, bursting with seasonal flavours, and undeniably delicious.

This is versatile dish that caters to various dietary needs and preferences. It is gluten-free, vegetarian, and can be made vegan, making it suitable for a wide range of dietary preferencesif you are hosting a big family Thanksgiving or Christmas. 

From novice to experienced cooks this recipe is suitable for any skill level and kitchen.  It doesn’t require any specialized equipment, although a trusty mandolin will speed up the prep considerably. 

Honey and herb-infused sweet potato bake in a white dish.

Go Nuts For This Perfect Autumn Side Dish

Whether it’s a cosy family dinner or a festive autumn gathering, this sweet potato bake adds a touch of warmth and indulgence to the table.

The enticing aroma of herbs and honey will fill your kitchen, creating an inviting atmosphere that mirrors the comfort of the season.

The recipe couldn’t be simpler. Peel the sweet potatoes and slice them into thin rounds. A mandoline slicer can help achieve consistent thickness for even cooking and speed up the prep time, but if you don’t have one simply use a kitchen knife.

Now get your hands in there and toss the sweet potato with the herbs, butter, and oil to make sure no slice is left behind. Layering is for your outfit, not this dish. Stack your slices upright – the upright layers maximise the surface area for a golden and crisp top!

Be careful when warming the honey in your microwave. You want it slightly runny so you can easily brush it over the sweet potatoes. Balance that sweet caramelised glaze with the savoury crunch of the salted pecans.

Serve the dish warm, savouring the delight in every bite.

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For more potato-inspired recipes, and side dishes why not try these recipes:

Honey and herb-infused sweet potato bake

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this recipe in the air fryer?

We have included both air fryer and oven instructions in our recipe.

Can this recipe be made vegan?

Absolutely! If you don’t want to use honey, you can substitute it with maple syrup. Butter can easily be swapped for vegan butter.

Is this recipe gluten-free?

Yes! We tried to make this recipe as family-friendly as possible and cater to a range of dietary requirements. 

Can I make this recipe dairy-free?

Yes! Simply use vegan butter in place of dairy butter.

Can I make omit the nuts?

Sure, if you have a nut allergy in your family, toasted pumpkin seeds would be lovely on this. 

Can this be made in advance and reheated?

Yes! Once you have removed the foil bake until the top is a light golden colour, then remove and cool. Store in the fridge, then reheat, until a deep golden brown, glazing as directed in the recipe in the last few minutes of cooking, 

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Honey and herb-infused sweet potato bake in a white dish.

Honey and Herb-Infused Sweet Potatoes


  • Author: Jess Bunn
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 portions
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This Honey and Herb-Infused Sweet Potato Bake recipe, marrying the earthy sweetness of sweet potatoes with the aromatic infusion of herbs and the golden richness of honey, is a celebration of autumn on your plate.


Ingredients

Units
  • 45 large sweet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 tbsp (45g) butter or vegan butter
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves, picked, plus more for garnish
  • 1 tsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 100ml vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • Roasted and salted pecans, for garnish
  • Chilli flakes (optional), for garnish

Instructions

Before we begin you might want to check out our FAQs above! These will tell you all about adapting this recipe for any allergies, and talk you through cooking this if you want to make it in advance!

  1. In a large bowl, toss sweet potato slices with the melted butter, olive oil, thyme, rosemary, and minced garlic until well coated.
  2. Place the sweet facing upright in a roasting dish. Add in the vegetable stock, and cover with aluminum foil.
  3. Air Fry:
    Place the sweet potato mixture in the air fryer basket, covered with aluminum foil. Air fry at 180°C (350°F)  for 25-30 minutes, or until the sweet potato slices are nearly cooked through.
    Remove the foil and continue air frying for an additional 30 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are cooked through, the liquid has evaporated and the ridges a lovely golden brown colour.
    In the oven 
    Preheat the oven to 190°C (370°F)
    Place the sweet potato mixture in the middle of the preheated oven, covered with aluminum foil. Bake at 190°C (370°F) for 25-30 minutes, or until the sweet potato slices are nearly cooked through.
    Remove the foil and continue to cook for an additional 30 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are cooked through, the liquid has evaporated and the ridges a lovely golden brown colour.
    If the ridges brown a little too quickly, your sweet potatoes may be too close to the heating element, or your oven may be running a little hot. Drop the sweet potatoes down a level in the oven, or decrease the temperature slightly.
  4. In the last few minutes of cooking, warm honey in a microwave-safe bowl and brush it over the sweet potatoes for a glaze.
  5. Garnish with roasted and salted pecans, more picked thyme and optional chilli flakes.
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 60 min
  • Category: Sides

Keywords: Sweet potato gratin, honey and herb sweet potatoes

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  1. I haven’t tasted something so delicious in a very long time!!! My family loved it. I will definitely make this again.






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