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No need for these orange glazed sweet potatoes to be saved just for your holiday festivities, they make for a great addition to any meal! ohsweetbasil.com

No need for these orange glazed sweet potatoes to be saved just for your holiday festivities, they make for a great addition to any meal!

No need for these orange glazed sweet potatoes to be saved just for your holiday festivities, they make for a great addition to any meal!

Are Sweet Potatoes and Yams the Same?

That sweet, orange-colored root vegetable that you love so dearly is actually a sweet potato.

Yes, all so-called “yams” are in fact sweet potatoes.

Most people think that long, red-skinned sweet potatoes are yams, but they really are just one of many varieties of sweet potatoes.

I love fall, it’s a reminder to us of so many things. This year I’m especially reminded of our good fortune in having wonderful friends and a loving family. How lucky we are to have both! I took these orange glazed sweet potatoes to our neighbor’s early Thanksgiving Dinner the other day. They have a new baby coming and wanted to still be able to have Thanksgiving. It was a lot of fun to have a big dinner all together and see what everyone brought.

Are Sweet Potatoes Healthier than White Potatoes?

The same amount of white potatoes and sweet potatoes contain about the same amount of carbohydrates (1/2 cup = 15 grams of carbs).

Sweet potatoes, however, have more fiber and are slightly lower on the glycemic index than white potatoes.


I saved this post until now since it’s a little closer to Thanksgiving. This is a really yummy twist on sweet potatoes and I usually don’t even like sweet potatoes if that tells you anything. Most sweet potato recipes are smothered with butter and sugar and all sorts of goodness that really seem to cover up the all deliciousness that a sweet potato has to offer. This recipe really adds to the flavor and makes for a great side dish to compliment any of your favorite autumn meals. I got the recipe from my girlfriend, Lisa and made an adaption.

Can Cooked Sweet Potatoes be Frozen?

Bake the sweet potatoes for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until tender.

Let the potatoes cool for about an hour in the oven.

At this point, you can wrap the cooled sweet potatoes in foil and transfer them to freezer bags to freeze whole.

Orange Glazed Sweet Potatoes

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Orange Glazed Sweet Potatoes

4.5 from 12 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 1 recipe
No need for these orange glazed sweet potatoes to be saved just for your holiday festivities, they make for a great addition to any meal!


  • 6 Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 Cup Orange Juice
  • 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup White Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Corn Starch
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoons Orange Zest
  • 2 tablespoons Butter


  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Peel the sweet potatoes and slice in circles.
  • Place the sweet potatoes in a pot of boiling water and turn down to medium heat.
  • Cook until almost tender, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove from water and placed in a greased 9x13" baking dish.
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, add the orange juice, brown sugar, white sugar, corn starch, and orange zest.
  • Season with salt and pepper and slowly cook the ingredients together until it comes to a boil.
  • Stir in the butter and then pour over the sweet potatoes.
  • Bake at 350 until hot and bubbly, about 20-25 minutes.


Reheat in the oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, or microwave to reheat.
Nutrition Facts
Orange Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 2082 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 60mg20%
Sodium 971mg42%
Potassium 5185mg148%
Carbohydrates 453g151%
Fiber 42g175%
Sugar 215g239%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 193597IU3872%
Vitamin C 165mg200%
Calcium 512mg51%
Iron 9mg50%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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carrian feik cheney oh sweet basil

Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

But most of all, they love the memories made, shared and treasured and it’s all thanks to a meal shared together with loved ones.

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  • Absolutely stunning! The potatoes look a bit like freshly cut pieces of mangoes in the first image. Is this clicked by you?

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  • Nice recipe. thanks for sharing..!

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  • This glazed sweet potato recipe is almost identical to our family recipe and they are not only delicious, but addictive! Take then 1 step further and instead of baking, lay the slices on a baking sheet, brush with the glaze and broil lightly browned. There won’t be 1 slice left.

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    • Barbara, That sounds amazing!! I love broiling so I’m trying it next week!

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  • I love yams but I've never seen it cooked so colorfully and it looks delicious! I am sure I'd love giving it a try!

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  • What a gorgeous color! How fun to share an early Thanksgiving with friends!

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  • mmm, that looks yummy. I never liked yams, but when I got married I discovered that I do like sweet potatoes. If you don't think you like them, start with the lighter, yellow colored potatoes and work your way up to the orange ones. The yellow has a sweeter, milder flavor.

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  • Congrats to your neighbors on their upcoming birth! How nice you all had a thanksgiving meal together! 😉

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