Sorghum Glazed Sweet Potatoes

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Truly comforting flavors of the South with Sorghum Glazed Sweet Potatoes. A classic dish brings together the natural sweetness of sweet potatoes with the deep earthy flavor of sorghum syrup. A must to try during the colder months, best served as a side dish for a holiday feast or as a wholesome addition to your weeknight dinner.

What you Need to Make Sorghum Glazed Sweet Potatoes:

In the heart of Southern kitchens, sorghum glazed sweet potatoes have been shared for generations. To recreate this popular old-school dish, fresh sweet potatoes and high-quality sorghum syrup for the glaze is key. Here’s what you’ll need:

Sorghum Glazed Sweet Potatoes Ingredients

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Sorghum syrup
  • Butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Cinnamon and nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper

Why You’ll Love Sorghum Glazed Sweet Potatoes

  • Natural Sweetness: The earthy sweetness of sorghum syrup complements the natural sugars in sweet potatoes for a harmonious flavor profile.
  • Balanced Flavors: The warm spices and buttery glaze create a dish that’s both comforting and satisfying.
  • Awesome Presentation: The glossy and caramelized glaze makes these sweet potatoes a visually appealing addition to your table.

What are Sorghum Glazed Sweet Potatoes?

Sorghum glazed sweet potatoes are a beloved Southern dish combining tender slices of sweet potatoes with a rich and flavorful glaze made from sorghum syrup, warm spices, and butter. The combination of natural sweetness and warm spices makes this dish a treat that everyone will enjoy.

How to Make Sorghum Glazed Sweet Potatoes

  1. Prepare the Sweet Potatoes: Peel and cut sweet potatoes into 1 inch cubes.
  2. Create the Glaze: In a saucepan, melt butter and add sorghum syrup, brown sugar, spices, salt, and pepper. Cook until the ingredients are well combined and the glaze is smooth.
  3. Glaze the Sweet Potatoes: Add the sweet potato cubes into the glaze, stirring to ensure they’re evenly coated.
  4. Bake to Perfection: Roast the sweet potatoes in the oven until they’re tender and the glaze has caramelized, creating a glossy finish.
  5. Serve and Enjoy: Once out of the oven, let the sweet potatoes cool slightly before serving. The irresistible combination of flavors will surely delight your taste buds!
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Sorghum Glazed Sweet Potatoes

This classic Southern dish brings together the sweetness of sweet potatoes with the deep earthy notes of sorghum syrup. Yum!
Course: Side Dish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes


  • 4 or 5 sweet potatoes
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup sorghum syrup
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Peel the sweet potatoes and then cut into 1" cubes.
  • In a large saucepan, melt butter and add sorghum syrup, brown sugar, spices, salt, and pepper. Cook until the ingredients are well combined and the glaze is smooth.
  • Add the sweet potato cubes into the sorghum glaze pot, stirring carefully to coat evenly.
  • Pour the glazed sweet potato cubes into the greased baking dish, spreading out evenly. Cover the dish with foil, bake in the oven at 375 for 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake for additional 15 minutes.
  • The final baking uncovered should give the sweet potato cubes a perfect caramelized texture and appearance. You may also finish with a quick broil to get the perfect results.
  • Remove from oven, allow to stand for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy!


Calories: 1764kcalCarbohydrates: 326gProtein: 19gFat: 46gSaturated Fat: 29gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 3324mgPotassium: 4128mgFiber: 35gSugar: 135gVitamin A: 161727IUVitamin C: 27mgCalcium: 511mgIron: 7mg
Recipe Keywords: sorghum, sweet potatoes
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