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Anthony Bourdain's Candied Sweet Potatoes with Bourbon - Made Vegan

. 2 min read . Written by Jennifer
Anthony Bourdain's Candied Sweet Potatoes with Bourbon - Made Vegan

Thanksgiving is still weeks away, but we're so ready to put on our stretchy pants and eat to our heart's content! If you're looking for dinner recipes, the perfect side dishes, or just the best comfort food, you've come to the right place. 😁

We are huge fans of Anthony Bourdain here and am excited to share a vegan version of his famous, Bourbon Candied Sweet Potatoes. Not only is this the best comfort food, but it's a delish savory side dish that you'll be sure to find at his Thanksgiving dinner table. #WhatAnHonor

*This Thanksgiving recipe was modified from Anthony Bourdain's Candied Sweet Potatoes with Bourbon from Food & Wine.


6 tbsp of Melt Organic's Probiotic Butter
3 lbs sweet potatoes or yams, peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch piece
3/4 cups packed dark vegan brown sugar (Zulka and Wholesome are great vegan brands!)
1/4 cups fresh vegan apple cider
3 tbsp of vegan bourbon
A pinch of Kosher salt
Optional toppings: pecans or toasted vegan marshmallows


1. Preheat your oven to 400° F. Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish with 1 tbsp butter.
2. Blanch the sweet potatoes in a saucepan of salted boiling water for about 8-10 minutes, until tender. Drain and place in a baking dish.
3. In a separate saucepan, melt the remaining 5 tbsp of butter with the brown sugar. Mix in apple cider and bourbon. Season with salt and bring to a boil. Stir well.
4. Cook over high heat and mix in brown sugar until sugar dissolves.
5. Pour the mixture over the sweet potatoes. Gently stir to coat.
6. Place baking dish in the oven and cook for about 35-40 minutes.
7. Serve and enjoy!

We'd love to see what you think of this sweet potato recipe side dish! If you decide to create this side dish for your Thanksgiving dinner, share it on social media and tag us @mylkguys! What other Thanksgiving recipes would like to see on the blog?

Shop the plant-based foods in this recipe at Mylk Guys!

Melt Organic Probiotic Butter
Dandies All Natural Vanilla Marshmallows

For more Thanksgiving side dish recipes, check out more potato dishes, vegan stuffing, cornbread, and mac & cheese.

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