Caramelized Sweet Potatoes

Despite the word “sweet” in their name, sweet potatoes are inarguably healthier than regular potatoes. They are quite delicious too. And this classic spin on sweet potatoes is a great side at the dinner table.

Sweet potatoes have been celebrated for their insane amount of vitamin A, as well as solid amounts of vitamin C, B, and E. Just one cup holds over 700% of your daily value of vitamin A, which is great for eye health. Sweet potatoes also have manganese that promotes relaxation and good sleep and plenty of fiber for digestion.


  • 2 large onions
  • 4 tsp GFCF margarine
  • 1 lb. sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar or sugar alternative
  • 1 tsp fresh rosemary (or 1/2 tsp dried)


  • Cut onions into 3/4-in pieces
  • Peel and slice potatoes
  • Over medium high heat, melt margarine in a skillet
  • Cook onions till translucent
  • Add sweet potatoes and water
  • Cover and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until sweet potatoes are nearly tender
  • Uncover and add brown sugar and rosemary
  • Continue to cook over medium-low heat, stirring gently, until onions
  • and sweet potatoes shine with a glaze
  • Garnish with more fresh rosemary



  • GFCF – gluten free casein free
  • SF – soy  free
  • DF – dairy free
  • EF – egg free



  1. welnikjos

    I gotta say this sounds great at Thanksgiving

  2. impacsticor

    it is! my family does a similar recipe every year and it is divine

  3. jonroucluds

    Perfect side dish! So tasty

  4. impacsticor

    If you’re feeling a little adventurous, try adding a little vanilla and a squeeze of lemon

  5. jonroucluds

    Whoa new dimensions of flavor right there

  6. welnikjos

    Now I can’t wait for Thanksgiving this year

  7. impacsticor

    Seriously, it’s my favorite holiday. Even more than Christmas

  8. welnikjos

    True true. Don’t have to worry about presents!

  9. impacsticor

    Ahhh you’re a smart cookie

  10. welnikjos

    Don’t get me wrong! I still send gifts. But just giftcards. Choosing presents is a whole thing

  11. gracexuul

    My family LOVED this. It’ll be a dinner table staple now!

  12. remazyou

    Just like my mom’s. I can’t thank you enough

  13. gracexuul

    Sometimes I can’t tell if the meat or this is the signature dish

  14. qeezeillus

    Anyone try adding bourbon?

  15. ofmistafabl

    My new sweet potato recipe, yummmmmy

  16. endutimwor

    Honestly, I was all about yams but this dish is changing my mind

  17. qeezeillus

    need to get out of bed….and make this….10 more minutes

  18. ofmistafabl

    I’m adding this one to my Thanksgiving spread this fall

  19. endutimwor

    my home smells like heaven now!

  20. ofmistafabl

    I wouldn’t mind if heaven smells like Thanksgiving, like all the time

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