Baked Sweet Potatoes With Honey-Mint Butter

"Nice side dish with ham or turkey from Cook's."
photo by Bev I Am photo by Bev I Am
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • For the butter:

  • Cream butter, then beat in honey and mint. Season with salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper; set aside. Scrub potatoes.
  • Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 450ºF. Bake sweet potatoes until tender, about 1 hour.
  • Serving:

  • Cut potatoes open and fill each with a dollop of butter.

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  1. lorintz.jean
    FANTASTIC! I would have never guessed mint would be so great. I microwaved 2 medium sweet potatoes (fork-pricked) for 8 minutes and halved the rest of the ingredients. I have a mint plant next to my garden and love finding mint recipes. This will definitely become a staple for my husband and me since we love fast dinners and sweet potatoes.
  2. Bev I Am
    I'm in heaven! I had no idea that I could eat a baked sweet potato without loading up on the brown sugar. This butter combination is fabulous with the mint and it compliments the sweet potato flavor perfectly. Thanks so much, Lazyme : )
  3. cookiedog
    This was so easy to make and it tastes wonderul. I added a little extra honey and whipped up the butter with my immersion blender. Thank you Lazyme.
  4. Annacia
    What a lovely change from the usual. I baked one yam for lunch and mixed a generous tsp of honey with about 1/8 cup of good margarine (didn't have any butter on hand)and added between 1/8 and 1/4 tsp of dried mint to the well mixed honey and margarine and left it at room temp while the tater baked. I had a quarter of the potato (it was big) with a good amount of the butter mix with a slice of ham and baby Brussels sprouts. The sweet potato was by far the star of this lunch. The dried mint worked so well I'll continue to use it as it doesn't give the "Fresh leaf in the teeth effect". This is a definite GO for myself and the son who will be here at Christmas week. DH can keep his plain white spud! Thank you Lazyme and yummmm.


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