Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Maple Pecan Sauce

These roasted sweet potatoes with maple pecan sauce are the ultimate sweet and savory side dish!

These roasted sweet potatoes with maple pecan sauce are the ultimate sweet and savory side dish!

I’ve never been much of a sweet potato casserole gal. I usually skip right over it in favor of other dishes like mashed potatoes or stuffing.

But when I dreamed up this idea (which is loosely inspired by this Bon Appetit recipe) I knew I had stumbled upon my perfect solution— the flavors of classic sweet potato casserole without the casserole!

This side dish starts with roasted sweet potato halves that are slathered with a simple buttery maple syrup and pecan sauce during the last 5 minutes of baking. They’re sweet and savory, soft and crunchy, and so cozy and satisfying. What’s more, these sweet potatoes are easy to make and a lot lighter than a casserole!