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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  • 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. Heather says:

    http://www.charitynavigator.org/ will give you a great snapshot of how an organization uses its funds and how effectively it manages the resources

    1. juli says:

      thank you so much for this link!

  2. Kelly says:

    This looks amazing! Going to make it tomorrow!

    Look for small local charities. I volunteer at a food pantry with a community garden, and no one in our organization gets a paycheck. We have some operating costs like insurance and rent, but everything else goes for food and supplies. Many small charities run like that. Good luck finding one!

    1. juli says:

      love that idea, thanks for sharing that kelly!

  3. Megan says:

    Making this for Christmas for sure! My mom and I love sweet potato casserole but I eat paleo now and she has joined me because she refuses to have to go on medicine at 60. I’m all about supporting her!

    In regards to charities, most are very open about their finances on their websites or if you contact them. If they aren’t, that’s a bad sign. Also, you can use charitynavigator.org to research local and national groups.

    I volunteer and fundraise for an amazing group where my father received cancer treatment before he passed away. I also work with Lungevitiy and the American Cancer Society. No organization is perfect, but most try very hard to funnel as much money as possible to their efforts.

    Good luck finding one!

  4. Kelly J. R. says:

    As far as donating to a charity goes, the best thing to do is to walk into a charity’s office in your neighborhood and donate directly to them. If you donate to, let’s say Special Olympics, only a small portion will come back to your local Special Olympics group and then you end up on their mailing list and you get shit in the mail every single month asking for more money.

    If you want to support an animal shelter, a lot of times they are looking for specific items like dog food and paper towels. You know that stuff is going to stay right there at that shelter. And then you can say “hi” to all the animals when you’re there. 🙂

  5. Julia says:

    Hey Juli! I just wanted to say that this recipe looks so good and I can’t wait to try it 🙂 Also about finding charities that are good ones… what I like to do is go volunteer for the charity (if it is possible) and then you get to see the work that the people do and the difference they make! I volunteered for S.I.R.E. last summer which is an organization that treats special needs kids and adults through hippotherapy. It really touched my heart to see the people grow and become stronger. Maybe volunteering your time would be a cool thing if you’re unsure about the financial side of things. But that’s so cool that your looking to give to charity! I think that’s something more people should be conscientious of in this holiday season.

  6. Brittany says:

    This is my new go-to sweet potato recipe. Soooooo easy & delicious! Made it yesterday for Christmas dinner and everyone loved it. Eating leftover cold for breakfast right now 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  7. Rosita says:

    This recipe made 3 Paleomg dishes at my Christmas Eve meal. It was amazing! The other 2 were the white potato version and Brussel sprout gratin. Thank you so much for all you give us for free Juli! Your recipes warm my tummy and your writing is always so fun to read. I must meet you next time you come to Atlanta!

  8. Bec says:

    This looks awesome – the nuts would add the crunch to contrast the sweet potato – great combo! Definitely going to try this!! Thanks!

  9. Candace says:


    Thanks for creating such an awesome recipe! I made it for my families Christmas dinner and everyone was HUGE fan, so you’re recipe has now been shared with many more.

    1. juli says:

      awesome!! glad you guys loved it and thank you for spreading the word!

  10. Ashleigh says:

    DELICIOUS!!!! These were a hit with everyone