Sweet Potatoes with Browned Butter



We made up a little song about this one: the lyrics are “Sweet potato goodness, sweet potato goodness, sweet potato 

goodness.” This is technically a side, but I’d eat it for dessert — and I wouldn’t even have to be in a pinch. Clara eats at least three helpings any time it’s offered.


  • 3 medium sweet potatoes (or 2 very large ones)
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons butter


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Drizzle olive oil over sweet potatoes and roast for 2 to 2 1/2 hours, until sweet potatoes are very tender.
  3. Peel sweet potatoes (the skins should come right off after roasting).
  4. Melt butter over medium heat and heat until brown, stirring often and reducing heat if necessary to prevent burning.
  5. Combine butter and sweet potatoes in blender or food processor until smooth.

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