Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes

These farmhouse style Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes are an easy way to make sweet potatoes ahead of time for Thanksgiving or any other meal.

Thanksgiving side dish of maple glazed sweet potatoes

Glazed Sweet Potato Recipe

This sweet simple glaze made of melted butter, maple syrup and brown sugar is a heavenly way to sweeten your side dish of sweet potatoes. These oven glazed sweet potatoes are a casserole that all ages enjoy!

Making the dish ahead of time and storing in the refrigerator gives the potatoes more time to soak the light and delicious glaze. Making a day or two ahead also saves a lot of time for the big holiday meal.

I love how the extra maple syrup can be drizzled on leftovers to add a natural sweetness. My Grandma’s Dressing and turkey only taste better warmed in a couple tablespoons of the maple syrup glaze. And we always plan to have plenty of extra food!

Close up diced and glazed yams

This simple dish of yams is more basic than our Citrus Glazed Sweet Potatoes and not nearly as sweet as our Crock Pot Candied Sweet Potatoes or Sweet Potato Soufflé.

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Sprinkle chopped pecans or other chopped nuts on top just before baking for an extra crunch.

Bourbon Glaze

A couple of tablespoons of your favorite bourbon may be stirred into the glaze before pouring over the potatoes.

If making ahead of time, the bourbon flavor will soak into the potatoes a bit, but most of the alcohol will cook out as the glaze heats while baking.

Spoonful of the best glazed sweet potatoes

For an everyday version of this recipe try our simple Sweet Potato Cubes in the Air Fryer.

Tips & Tricks

  • Dicing potatoes before boiling is the quickest and easiest way to make glazed potatoes
  • To make slices of potatoes boil whole potatoes until tender and then slice and fan out in a baking dish
  • The moisture in the glaze helps this dish hold well for at least an hour when covered and kept in a warm place
  • Leftovers reheat and taste just as good as the first time
  • 2 1/2 pounds of sweet potatoes = about 8 cups diced

How to Make Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Put a large pot of water on the stove to boil. Peel about 3 medium sweet potatoes. Slice and then dice sweet potatoes into evenly sized pieces.

Boil for 10 – 15 minutes until just tender. Time will vary greatly based on the size of your pieces.

A fork should be inserted in a couple pieces without too much effort, but don’t cook so long that the pieces fall right off. The potatoes will get more tender while being baked.

Drain well and pour into a lightly greased square baking dish.

To make the glaze melt butter and stir in maple syrup, brown sugar, salt and freshly ground pepper. Pour the glaze over the potatoes and then cover with a tightly fitting lid or piece of foil.

Allow to cool and then refrigerate for 1 to 2 days.

When ready to bake remove from the refrigerator 30 – 45 minutes before baking to allow dish to warm up. Then bake in a 350°F oven for about 30 minutes until potatoes have reached desired tenderness.

Easy pan of maple syrup glazed sweet potatoes

More Delicious Thanksgiving Recipes:

Old-Fashioned Cornbread Dressing is a classic recipe to accompany your turkey or ham.

Jiffy Broccoli Cornbread enhances a box of Jiffy mix with broccoli and cheddar cheese.

Tiktok Sweet Potato Dump Cake enhances sweet potatoes with a box of cake mix for an easy dessert.

Pumpkin Pie Made with Sweetened Condensed Milk is a very popular spin on a classic recipe.

Cranberry Jello Mold is a fun way to add sweet cranberries to the Thanksgiving table. Lime Jello Salad with Cottage Cheese is another popular holiday dish.

Overhead view of yams sitting in maple glaze

Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Servings 12 servings
Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life
These farmhouse style Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes are an easy way to make sweet potatoes ahead of time for Thanksgiving or any other meal.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 2 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes diced, about 8 cups


  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper freshly ground
  • 3/4 teaspoon Koshor salt


  • Wash and peel potatoes. Slice and then dice into evenly sized pieces.
  • Submerge in boiling water for 10 – 15 minutes until just tender. Drain and pour into a square casserole dish.


  • Melt butter and stir in maple syrup, brown sugar, salt and pepper.
  • Pour over sweet potatoes and cover with foil.
  • Bake at 350°F for about 30 minutes until potatoes have reached desired tenderness.


-Dish can be glazed, covered and stored in the refrigerator 1-2 days ahead of baking, allow dish to warm up on the counter for about 30 minutes before baking
-1/2 cup chopped nuts may be sprinkled on before baking


Calories: 159kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 232mgPotassium: 353mgFiber: 3gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 13523IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 46mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Plowing Through Life” is not a dietitian or nutrition professional. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate and can vary greatly depending on specific products are used. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator of your choice.

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One Comment

  1. Mmmm! Maple syrup and sweet potatoes are so good together!

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