Thai Sweet Potatoes

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These sweet potatoes are served in the familiar fashion of an au gratin potato, baked in a butter sauce that’s infused with bright Thai-inspired flavors like ginger, garlic and chili sauce. It’s a great side dish variation for chicken, pork, beef and even fish.

This recipe couldn’t be simpler. Simply peel and thinly cut your sweet potatoes at the same thickness to ensure an even cooking time. Then layer the rounds in a baking dish and pour the Thai flavored butter sauce evenly over the potatoes, bake, garnish and serve.

Thai Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Serving Size: 8-10

Thai Sweet Potatoes


  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1/4” rounds
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, peeled and grated or finely minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Layer slices of sweet potatoes in 9x9 or 8x11 baking dish.
  3. Melt butter in small saucepan over medium heat. Add ginger and garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant. Whisk in honey. Add fish sauce, chili sauce and soy sauce and pour over sweet potatoes.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes or until potatoes are easily pierced with fork. Garnish with cilantro leaves and serve hot.

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