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Hot Honey Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Hot Honey Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Oven roasted sweet potatoes with a hot honey, jalapeno glaze.
4.54 from 28 votes
Prep Time :10 minutes
Cook Time :50 minutes
Total Time :1 hour
Author: Amanda Paa



  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 jalapeno thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt divided
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 pounds sweetpotatoes skin on, chopped into large chunks
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • full fat greek yogurt for serving


  • To a small saucepan, add honey, 4 slices of jalapeno, paprika, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Bring to a simmer, and once simmering, turn off stove and remove pan from heat. With a fork, press down on the jalapeno slices so they release some of their heat. Whisk in 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil and lime juice. Let sit while you make the sweetpotatoes.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • On a parchment lined baking sheet, spread out sweetpotatoes. Coat with 2 tablespoons olive oil and 2 teaspoons salt. Bake for 30 minutes, until sweet potatoes are soft and starting to release syrupy juices.
  • Remove from oven, and lightly smash chunks with the bottom of a glass.
  • Toss with 2/3 of the honey mixture, and return to oven for
    15-20 minutes, until sweetpotatoes are lightly charred and soft.
  • Prepare plate with large swipe of greek yogurt, serving as a bed for the sweetpotatoes. Place sweetpotatoes on top, and drizzle with remaining honey mixture.
  • Give one last squeeze of lime juice over the potatoes and serve. 


Adapted from two different recipes, via How Sweet Eats, and Bon Appetit.