Main & Side Dishes - Quick

Easy Broiled Sweet Potatoes

A baked sweet potato is a classic side dish. This recipe is a quick and easy way to make a very tasty sweet potato. This recipe is very quick and makes a great side dish for almost anything. It takes only 20 minutes to prepare.


2 sweet potatoes, large (about 2 pounds)

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

4 teaspoons maple syrup or honey, pure

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Heat the broiler. While it is heating, microwave the potatoes for 8 minutes. They should be cooked through. Split the potatoes lengthwise in half and score the flesh of each half with a knife, cutting a crisscross pattern about 1/2-inch deep. Brush the cut sides with half the butter and top with the maple syrup or honey, salt and pepper.
  • Arrange the potato halves cut-side up on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet and broil about 7 inches from the heat source for 4 minutes. Turn the potatoes over and broil for another 3-4 minutes.
  • Arrange the potatoes cut-side up on a plate, brush with the remaining butter and serve.

Copyright ©  Mike Perry, 2011