I truly love this recipe! And it gets even better as leftovers! I thought of this recipe after I made my Thanksgiving Brown Butter & Herb Skillet Potatoes but wanted to make a sweet potato version that reminded me of a sweet potato casserole. Except I don’t really like sweet potato casserole. I think it’s too sweet and it’s usually loaded with marshmallows which grosses me out. BUT you could totally add marshmallows if you prefer! Anywho, I loved this recipe and want to make 100 more versions! But I thought this would be the perfect version just in time for the holidays!

I also gave this recipe to a friend early since she was having a holiday party and asked for it and after she made it, she texted me and said, “You’re going to give this recipe away for free!??!” She loved it. And that gives me the warm and fuzzies! I loved this recipe but it’s always so damn cool to hear when others love it, too!

I officially bought the ONE gift that I needed to buy for Christmas. We said no gifts this year but we are doing one white elephant gift exchange. I can’t say what it is just in case one of my family members reads this post, but I think it’s a solid gift. Other than that, I haven’t bought any other gifts and I definitely don’t want any gifts myself. What I do want to do is find a charity that I love and want to be a part of. Whenever I watch a show and someone mentions a charity they are part of or support, I always wonder how they came across that charity and know it’s a good one. I remember mentioning the Humane Society a while back and people bit my head off about supporting that charity because I guess they don’t really give all their money to their charities? But is that true? And how am I suppose to know that when it’s such a well publicized company? So my question is, how do you find a charity that you can trust and know that ALL your money you give is going to a good cause?

Sorry, I know that got deep there. It’s the holidays, OK!?

I gotta get going!! I’m finishing up some new recipes today, taking some outfit photos, and getting some newsletter exclusive content ready to go for all you wonderful people! Making sure that you still have all sorts of fun stuff on the website AND have some special content just for you newsletter subscribers, even through the holidays! Let’s go crush this Tuesday!

PaleOMG Cinnamon & Sugar Skillet Sweet Potatoes

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sweet potatoes

  • Yield: 5-6 1x



For the sweet potatoes

  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes (about 67 medium sweet potatoes or yams)
  • 5 tablespoons butter or ghee
  • 5 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 heaping tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of cinnamon

For the toppings

  • 1/3 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter or ghee, melted
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoon coconut sugar or maple sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • flaky salt, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Thinly slice sweet potatoes using a mandolin slicer or food processor with the slicing attachment. Arrange sweet potatoes in any formation in a 10″ cast iron skillet.
  2. Place a medium saute pan over medium heat. Add butter and maple syrup and once it melts, add rosemary, salt and cinnamon and let come together for 2 minutes until rosemary is fragrant. Remove from heat and pour butter mixture over the sweet potatoes, using a brush to get in the crevices of all the potatoes.
  3. Place in oven to bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  4. Once the sweet potatoes have cooked, remove them from the oven and turn the oven up to 400 degrees. In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the toppings until combine. Pour the nut mixture along the outside of the dish on top of the sweet potatoes then place back in the oven to bake for 15 more minutes.
  5. Let rest for 10-15 minutes before serving!

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  1. Janna Kinney says:

    A-MAZ-ZING!! We just had this for Easter. We did an all Paleo Easter dinner, and it was so great that my whole extended family was on board with us. I picked out recipes and sent them to those bringing dishes, and they showed up perfect! My mom made this one, and she actually cooked it completely the night before, then 15 mins before we ate, we put the topping on, and re-heated it. It worked out so well. And it’s just beautiful! I also made your rainbow carrots, and those were a huge hit! Thank you!!

  2. Alisa says:

    I don’t like traditional sweet potato casserole either BUT this recipe is going on my turkey day table this year! CAN’T wait.

    1. juli says:

      hope you love it!

  3. Joey says:

    I absolutely love your brown butter herb skillet potatoes and am going to make this recipe here for Thanksgiving. We are doing a nut-free menu for one of our guests. Should I just omit the nut garnish, or do you think there is something else I could use in it’s place? I’m trying to think of something, but completely blanking… Thank you so much for all of your fabulous recipes!

    1. juli says:

      you could always use seeds like sunflower seeds and pepitas if you would like that crunch!

  4. Rebecca says:

    So freaking good! This dish is simple to make and something I’ll be proud to bring to Thanksgiving. Loved the nut topping!

    1. juli says:

      awesome!! glad to hear it Rebecca!