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Texas Roadhouse Sweet Potato Recipe

This indulgent dish, topped with marshmallows, honey cinnamon butter, and caramel sauce, transforms a simple sweet potato into something extraordinary.

The key to this recipe’s success lies in baking the sweet potato until it is fork-tender and then generously loading it with the toppings.

One thing I love about this recipe is how the combination of sweet and savory flavors creates a perfect balance.

Be sure to thoroughly pierce the sweet potato with a fork before baking to allow the steam to escape.

How to Make Texas Roadhouse Sweet Potato

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Ingredients

  • 4 Sweet Potatoes (medium-sized)
  • 3 tbsp Butter (unsalted)
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup Pecans (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup Mini Marshmallows

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1:

Preheat your oven to 375°F.

Clean the sweet potatoes thoroughly and pierce them several times with a fork.

Step 2:

Place the sweet potatoes directly on the middle rack of the oven.

Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until they are tender.

Step 3:

While the potatoes are baking, melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.

Add the brown sugar, cinnamon, and pecans to the melted butter and stir until the mixture is smooth.

Step 4:

Once the potatoes are done, make a slit down the center of each one and gently squeeze to open.

Add the butter and brown sugar mixture into each potato.

Step 5:

Top each sweet potato with mini marshmallows.

Place them back in the oven for 2-4 minutes, until the marshmallows are golden and puffy.

For a crispier result, place them under the broiler for the last minute.

Tips and Tricks for Making This Recipe

Choose the Right Sweet Potatoes

Select medium-sized sweet potatoes that are firm and free from blemishes for the best texture and flavor.

Uniform Cooking

Pierce the sweet potatoes evenly with a fork to help them cook uniformly and prevent bursting in the oven.

Evenly Spread the Topping

Ensure the butter and brown sugar mixture is evenly distributed inside each sweet potato to maximize the deliciousness in every bite.

Adjust to Taste

Feel free to adjust the amount of cinnamon and brown sugar to suit your taste preferences.

I like mine a bit sweeter, so I add an extra tablespoon of brown sugar.

Watch the Marshmallows

Keep a close eye on the marshmallows when you place them back in the oven.

They can go from golden to burnt quickly, so timing is key!

What to Serve with Texas Roadhouse Sweet Potato Recipe

Signature Salad

A crisp and colorful salad works great with the rich and sweet flavors of the Texas Roadhouse sweet potato.

You can mix fresh greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, and a light vinaigrette.

Top it with some shredded cheese for added texture and creaminess.

Texas Roadhouse Rolls

Soft, fluffy Texas Roadhouse rolls are a classic pairing.

These buttery rolls can be a wonderful addition to your meal.

They’re great for soaking up any extra buttery sauce from the sweet potatoes.

Grilled Chicken

Grilled chicken provides a savory contrast to the sweetness of the potatoes.

Season it with a simple blend of paprika, garlic powder, and a pinch of salt.

Grilling gives it a nice smoky flavor that complements the dish perfectly.

Sautéed Asparagus

Fresh asparagus sautéed with a bit of olive oil, garlic, and a squeeze of lemon is a delightful side.

It’s quick to make and adds a nice crunch to your plate.

The slight bitterness of the asparagus balances the sweetness of the sweet potato.

Quinoa & Black Bean Salad

Try a unique side like quinoa and black bean salad to bring some exciting flavors.

Toss cooked quinoa with black beans, corn, red bell peppers, and a lime-cilantro dressing.

It’s refreshing and adds a wonderful contrast to the sweet and creamy potatoes.

Variations and Substitutions

You can try using sweetened condensed milk instead of caramel sauce to add a rich and creamy sweetness.

Swap out the mini marshmallows with a drizzle of maple syrup and a sprinkle of sea salt for a unique twist.

For a nut-free option, leave out the chopped pecans and add a streusel topping made with flour, butter, and brown sugar.

If you prefer a less sweet version, you might enjoy replacing the marshmallows with Greek yogurt and a touch of honey.

Healthier Options

For a healthier spin, substitute coconut oil for butter and use dark chocolate chips instead of caramel sauce.

Consider cinnamon and nutmeg as spice additions to enhance the flavor complexity without adding extra calories.

Dietary Restrictions

For those needing a dairy-free option, use vegan butter and coconut milk caramel sauce to keep it creamy and delicious.

Provide a gluten-free alternative by using a gluten-free streusel mix or by ensuring all added toppings comply with gluten-free guidelines.

How to Store Leftover Texas Roadhouse Sweet Potato

When you have leftover Texas Roadhouse Sweet Potatoes, storing them correctly is a must!

Let the potatoes cool down completely before thinking about storage.

Once cooled, wrap each sweet potato tightly in aluminum foil or plastic wrap.

Use Airtight Containers

Place the wrapped potatoes in airtight containers to keep them fresh.

This helps to maintain the flavor and texture for a longer period.

Ensure the containers are sealed properly!

Refrigerate Promptly

Store the containers in the refrigerator within two hours of cooking.

Generally, sweet potatoes can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3-5 days.

Make sure your fridge is set to the proper temperature to keep them fresh.

Separate Toppings

Always store the toppings like marshmallows and the Texas Roadhouse butter separately.

This prevents them from getting soggy and keeps everything tasty!

Store these in their own airtight containers in the fridge.

Common Mistakes to Avoid

Overcooking the Sweet Potatoes

One big mistake is overcooking the sweet potatoes.

Watch the baking time closely and check for tenderness around the 35-minute mark.

Sweet potatoes can turn mushy if left too long in the oven.

Not Using Foil

Skipping the foil can cause the potatoes to cook unevenly.

Wrap each sweet potato in aluminum foil to maintain moisture and ensure even cooking.

You don’t want parts of the potato to be dried out.

Unsalted Butter

Using unsalted butter can lead to a bland taste.

Opt for salted butter or add a pinch of salt to your melted butter mixture.

Salt helps to enhance the flavors of the brown sugar and cinnamon.

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Texas Roadhouse Sweet Potato Recipe

Making a Texas Roadhouse Sweet Potato Recipe is simple and results in a delicious side dish. You'll need specific ingredients and easy-to-follow steps to achieve that perfect caramelized sweet potato taste.
 
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Side Dish
Servings 4
Ingredients
  
  • 4 Sweet Potatoes medium-sized
  • 3 tbsp Butter unsalted
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup Pecans chopped
  • 1/2 cup Mini Marshmallows
Instructions
 
  • Preheat your oven to 375°F.
  • Clean the sweet potatoes thoroughly and pierce them several times with a fork.
  • Place the sweet potatoes directly on the middle rack of the oven.
  • Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until they are tender.
  • While the potatoes are baking, melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add the brown sugar, cinnamon, and pecans to the melted butter and stir until the mixture is smooth.
  • Once the potatoes are done, make a slit down the center of each one and gently squeeze to open.
  • Add the butter and brown sugar mixture into each potato.
  • Top each sweet potato with mini marshmallows.
  • Place them back in the oven for 2-4 minutes, until the marshmallows are golden and puffy.
  • For a crispier result, place them under the broiler for the last minute.

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