easy sweet potato recipe

Balsamic Sweet Potatoes

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Roast
  • Cuisine: American


The unique flavor from the glaze makes these sweet potatoes taste out of this world! If you’re not a sweet potato fan, you will be after this recipe.


  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon (packed) golden brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • 23 large sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1 1/4-inch pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Cover a rimmed baking sheet with foil or parchment paper (for easy clean up).
  2. In large skillet over medium heat, bring balsamic vinegar and brown sugar to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Reduce heat and simmer until vinegar thickens slightly, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add butter and salt and stir until butter melts.
  4. Add potato pieces to skillet; toss to coat. Season potatoes with freshly ground black pepper.
  5. Spread potatoes evenly on the rimmed baking sheet. Bake until potatoes are tender and golden, stirring occasionally, about 30-40 minutes.
  6. Taste and season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer potatoes to large platter or bowl and serve.