Broiled Sweet Potatoes Recipe -
Broiled Sweet Potatoes Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Broiled Sweet Potatoes

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"This is a recipe of my great-grandmother's that I grew up with. It is a favorite of mine and I try to make it often for my family."

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Original recipe makes 4 to 5 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to broil.
  2. Line a 10x15 inch cookie sheet with aluminum foil.
  3. Cook the sweet potatoes in the microwave until done, about 4 minutes per potato. When the potatoes are cool, peel, cut in half lengthwise and slice about 1/4 inch.
  4. Place the potato slices in a single layer on prepared cookie sheet. Slice the butter into about 1/8 inch pats and place all over the sweet potatoes. Sprinkle the sugar on the potatoes and butter. Place under broiler until golden and bubbly, about 5 to 8 minutes.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 08, 2008

I tried a variation on the preparation. I peeled the sweet potato with a potato peeler, then cut the raw potato into medallion slices, maybe 1/8" thick. I laid these out in a single layer in a glass microwave safe dish and cooked in the microwave for two to three minutes. I then transferred the slices to a cookie sheet lined with foil and sprayed lightly with olive oil. The butter and brown sugar I applied as directed above.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 04, 2007

This is a simple, healthy way to make sweet potatoes. I ended up dumping a bunch of brown sugar on top at the end, but you could do it without that too. Next time I would melt the butter beforehand because messing around with the little bits of butter was a pain. Also, I almost forgot to stab the potato with a fork before microwaving it, so for my fellow beginners out there, don't forget that step! unless you want exploding potatoes.


27 Ratings

Jan 13, 2009

Yummy like candy! I used I Can't Belive It's Not Butter spray (0 calories) and Splenda Brown Sugar.

Nov 11, 2007

Very easy to make and tastey! Used brown sugar instead of white sugar. Boiled the potatoes instead of microwaving them.

Jun 22, 2008

We love this. Add 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of cinnamon to the sugar and mix together. I use Olivio buttery spray instead of butter which makes it easy and better on the waisteline.

Jul 30, 2011

Easy and Yummy - thanks for sharing!

Jun 27, 2003

Very quick and easy to prepare and very tasty too!

Jul 11, 2011

Really good. We aren't a big sugar family so I used a little sea salt and butter instead. Came out great!


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  • Calories
  • 165 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 38.7 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 0.6 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 3.9 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 75 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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