Pomegranate-Glazed Sweet Potatoes


Vibrant, colorful, and full of fresh flavors, this sweet potato salad makes a refreshing addition to any dinner table (including a Thanksgiving spread).

Bowl of spiralized sweet potatoes and pomegranates for Pomegranate-Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
5 cups


  • 3 medium sweet potatoes (11/2 pounds total), peeled and spiralized (6 cups)*

  • cup pomegranate juice or orange juice

  • cup honey

  • 3 tablespoon butter

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg or 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh Italian parsley

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh mint

  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds (arils)


  1. In a 5- to 6-quart pot bring lightly salted water to boiling. Add sweet potatoes. Cook, uncovered, 2 minutes (If using purple potatoes, cook only 1 minute); drain.

  2. In same pot stir together pomegranate juice, honey, butter, salt, cardamom, nutmeg, and pepper. Bring to boiling, stirring to melt butter; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until thickened and of glaze consistency. Add sweet potatoes; gently toss to glaze. Remove from heat. Stir in parsley and mint. Transfer to serving dish. Top with pomegranate seeds.


If you do not have a spiralizer, thinly slice potatoes, then cut into 1/8- to 1/4-inch wide matchsticks.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

246 Calories
6g Fat
47g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 246
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 317mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 8mg 40%
Calcium 57mg 4%
Iron 1.5mg 8%
Potassium 524mg 11%
Folate, total 26.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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