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Roasted Teriyaki-Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Super easy oven-roasted teriyaki-glazed sweet potatoes that hit the perfect balance between savory and sweet. Serve with other Asian-inspired ingredients to make a meal.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Japanese, vegan, vegetarian
Keyword teriyaki-glazed sweet potatoes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Total Yield 4 side servings
Calories Per Serving 110 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes cut into small wedges or cubes (skin on is OK)
  • 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce (homemade or store-bought - see notes for suggestions)
  • 2 tsp sriracha or other chili sauce (optional)
  • sliced green onions for serving (I like both the white and green parts)
  • sesame seeds for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a glass baking dish lightly with oil.
  2. Toss the sweet potatoes with about 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce, or enough to coat them fairly generously. If using, also add the sriracha. Transfer them to the baking dish.
  3. Bake until the sweet potatoes are tender but not overdone, about 40 minutes. Stir them a couple of times during baking.
  4. Top with green onions and serve hot.

Recipe Notes

When it comes to buying bottled teriyaki sauce, it helps a lot to be discerning with label-reading. I avoid brands that contain corn syrup, preservatives, or anything artificial or hydrogenated. Soy sauce should be a main ingredient and the ingredients of the soy sauce itself should be real soybeans - not hydrolyzed soy protein. Note that this will likely not end up being the cheapest bottle on the shelf, but it is one thousand times worth it to pay a little extra. Or just make your own!

Some brands that I purchase are Annie Chun's and Veri Veri.

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Teriyaki-Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (1 fourth recipe)
Calories 110 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Sodium 527mg23%
Potassium 224mg6%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 9450IU189%
Vitamin C 2.5mg3%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.