These parmesan baked sweet potatoes are the best!
Ever have a hectic day and just want to enjoy a tasty treat with dinner? These parmesan baked sweet potatoes are sure to make any meal extra-special. The sweet potatoes are roasted in lots of butter with a hint of garlic and parmesan cheese that forms an out-of-this-world delicious parmesan crust on top. Your taste buds are going to love this recipe.
Benefits of eating sweet potatoes
I love that this recipe can be both incredibly tasty and nutritious at the same time. Sweet potatoes contain iron, magnesium, and potassium, as well as vitamins B6, C, and D. Our bodies are usually low on Vitamin D during the wintertime when we may not get enough sunlight, so sweet potatoes are an excellent way to boost our Vitamin D intake. And, of course, they have the sweetest flavor that almost makes them taste like a dessert.
Here where I live, the supermarkets have been selling humongous organic sweet potatoes. They are over a pound each, sometimes a pound and a quarter or more. If the ones that you buy are that big too, make sure to cut them in quarters after you peel them. They cook better when they’re smaller.
For the parmesan cheese, I recommend buying an aged parmesan. Aged cheeses are supposed to have a lower lactose content than lesser aged varieties.
- sweet potatoes
- lots of butter
- parmesan cheese
- garlic powder, salt, and pepper
- parsley for garnish
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To make the sweet potatoes, preheat your oven to 400℉. Melt a quarter cup of butter in a 9 x 13 baking dish in the oven for about 3 minutes.
Then, sprinkle freshly grated parmesan cheese all around the butter along with garlic powder, a little salt, and pepper. Now put your potatoes cut side down on top of the seasoned butter and cheese mixture. Brush the sweet potatoes with some more of the melted butter, sprinkle with a little more salt, and pop in your oven.
While the potatoes are roasting, you can prepare the rest of your dinner. In forty-five minutes these mouthwatering beauties will be ready. And they smell so good while they’re roasting, filling the whole house with the most delectable aroma. This is when your kids will probably be wandering into the kitchen to see what’s cooking that smells so good. 😉
When the potatoes are done, let them rest for about 5 minutes, garnish them with fresh chopped parsley, and serve. You could eat them with a fork if you like, but then you wouldn’t get to lick your fingers.
John has dubbed these candy potatoes. I can’t wait for you to taste them.
Have a happy and healthy week, friends!
P.S. If you make this recipe, share your snap on Instagram and tag #glutenfreehomestead. I always love seeing your photos.
Love sweet potatoes? Try these recipes
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Rosemary Sweet Potatoes And Mushrooms: These are healthy and easy to make. And the taste is utterly addictive!
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Parmesan Baked Sweet Potatoes
- 2 pounds of organic sweet potatoes peeled and cut into halves or quarters depending upon the size of each potato
- 1/4 cup butter + 2 tablespoons divided
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- garlic powder to taste
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- parsley for garnish
- Preheat oven to 400 ℉.
- Melt 1/4 cup of butter in a 9x13 inch baking dish.
- Sprinkle parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, and pepper over the butter.
- Place potatoes cut side down in the seasoned butter. Brush potatoes with the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter, sprinkle with salt, and place in preheated oven.
- Bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Let them rest for 5 minutes. Gently lift each potato with a spatula and transfer to a serving dish. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley.
- For the parmesan cheese, I recommend buying an aged parmesan. Aged cheeses are supposed to have a lower lactose content than lesser aged varieties.
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Gena Livings says
YUMMY!!! I’m going to make this! It looks delicious!! I’m going to use vegan dairy free parmesan cheese by Daiya and dairy free earth balance vegan butter.. Thank you for this wonderful recipe! I can’t wait to make this!
Hi Gena, I’m so glad that you have these dairy free ingredients. I think you’re going to love these scrumptious potatoes. 🙂
Yum! Something to add to the plate for tonight’s dinner 🙂
Thank you Lee-Anne. I hope you love them.
You have made me so hungry!!! I love sweet potatoes. I love Parmesan cheese. Win!
Oh thanks, Alana. Enjoy them.
Susan Marot says
I love this idea. I have one friend who hates normal potatoes and another who has a gluten free diet so this is perfect and a bit different too! Thanks
Hi Susan, Sounds like these would be great for an impromptu dinner party with these friends and then please share the recipe. 🙂
These look beyond delicious! And now I’m craving sweet potatoes … Yum!
Oh good! I love hearing that. 🙂
Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood says
YUM! We eat a lot of sweet potatoes around here so tips for switching them up are `always welcomed!
Hi Morgan, I hope you love these as much as we do. 🙂
Life Loving says
I love sweet potatoes so much. We were watching a programme on television the other night about how good they are for you and you’ve said pretty much the same thing. I think we’ll have to eat a few more of them. This recipe looks delicious. I’m pinning this one to try out at a later date.
Sally @ Life Loving
Oh thanks, Sally. Yes, I’ve always loved sweet potatoes so I was glad to find out that they were healthy too.
Janet Vinyard says
As a lover of sweet potatoes, I believe you can’t have too many sweet potato recipes! Thanks for sharing yours! Blessings, Janet
I’m with you, Janet.I love sweet potatoes.
Dawn @Oh Sweet Mercy says
Since I’ve never been a big fan of sweet potatoes…but I know they are healthy…I am always on the lookout for new recipes to try. This sounds like something I just might be able to tolerate. I know that doesn’t sound like a ringing endorsement, but trust me…it kinda is considering how much I don’t like sweet potatoes! If I can find a way to eat them that’s ok, then I will…otherwise, forget it. I’d be willing to try this one!
How about butter, garlic and parmesan? I hope you do find that you like these. 🙂
Elle @ Only Taste Matters says
These look delicious! I am featuring them tonight on Savoring Saturdays. Can’t wait to see what you share this week!
Lois Christensen says
Thank you for joining Delicious Dishes Recipe Party this week!