Looking for a simple, yet delicious side dish? Our recipe for baked sweet potato cubes combines butter, honey, salt and pepper for a sweet and savory flavor that’s sure to impress. Perfectly grilled and ready in just 35 minutes!
With baked sweet potato cubes, everyday life is elevated. These little bites of joy bring a symphony of flavors right to your plate. The dance of sweetness and savory richness, accentuated by a hint of salt and pepper, creates an irresistible allure. They are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, glistening with a light glaze that promises to delight. Baking these living cubes transforms them into a beautiful blend of flavors and textures that you and your loved ones are sure to enjoy at every meal.
Sweet Potatoes vs. Yams
Despite common usage in the United States, the terms “sweet potato” and “yam” do not refer to the same vegetable. Both types of produce you commonly see in American grocery stores, whether they have red skin and orange flesh, or light yellow skin, are actually both varieties of sweet potato. The red-skinned, orange-fleshed variety of sweet potato is often mislabeled as a “yam” in grocery stores. This particular variety is characterized by its softer texture when cooked, and is the type that people often mistake for yam in the United States.
On the other hand, true yams are an entirely different type of tuber that is not commonly found in conventional American grocery stores. Native to Africa and Asia, true yams have brown or black skin, and their flesh can range from red to purple or whitish. They are usually larger and more starchy than sweet potatoes.
Yes you can! While this recipe calls for sweet potatoes, feel free to experiment with other varieties. The taste and texture may change slightly, but it will still be delicious.
You can replace the honey with maple syrup or agave nectar for a vegan-friendly alternative.
If you’re new to the kitchen, don’t worry! Roasting vegetables is a simple, practically safe method of cooking. All you need to ensure is that the sweet potatoes are cut into equal sizes for even cooking and that you keep an eye on the oven.
Storage and reheating instructions
If you find yourself with leftovers, don’t worry. Store your baked sweet potato cubes in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to four days. To reheat, simply spread them on a baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes or until heated through.
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