Caramelized sweet potatoes

Today I am doing something different and even though I am posting a recipe, this caramelized sweet potatoes, I am also reviewing one place that we get to have lunch sometimes.

The place is Noodles & Company which uses globally-inspired recipes and fresh ingredients to give guests real, crave-able flavors. They don’t use any artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, or preservatives on their core menu, which for me is of most importance.

At Noodles & Company, dishes are made fresh to order every time, which also includes the ability to customize the fresh ingredients already loaded in the bowls. Every time we go I always add extra veggies to our dishes. You can add extra vegetables or extra protein to your bowls, so more often than not, we do.

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For the little ones, if they don’t want to try a world flavor they are not familiar with, they can stick to a regional favorite – Wisconsin mac and cheese. What kid doesn’t like mac and cheese? As you can see you can add veggies to it which in this case I added extra broccoli to all the dishes, mac and cheese, Pad Thai and Whole Grain Tuscan Fresca. To find the nearest Noodles & Company to you visit this link.

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As you can see there are many dishes inspired by flavors around the world that you can choose from. Tasty, fresh, delicious and healthy for you.

Now because we had an Asian styled lunch at Noodles & Company, I wanted to make a dessert that was also Asian-inspired. Believe it or not Caramelized sweet potatoes is something that it is served in many Korean restaurants. This recipe, Goguma Mattang, actually originated in China but it is most used in Korea.

It is normally fried but my version is baked which is healthier and less messy.

To make the sweet part of the caramelized sweet potatoes I used maple syrup but you can also use honey. I have seen original recipes use sugar but I prefer to stink with any of these two alternatives instead. Either maple syrup or honey will work. Just make sure that you sprinkle some sesame seeds at the end to give it that Asian inspired hint.



Noodles & Company is also providing me with 3 $25 gift cards to EG4L readers.

    • All you have to do is LET ME KNOW what dish you would like to try in the comments below.
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Caramelized sweet potatoes

Yield: 12 servings

Total Time: 40 minutes



Preheat oven to 400F.

Place sweet potatoes into a baking sheet and coat with the remainder of the ingredients. Bake for 10 minutes. Stir and bake for another 10 minutes.

Once the potatoes are baked coat with more maple syrup if you like. Sprinkle the sesame seeds over the potatoes and serve.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Noodles & Company. The opinions and text are all mine.


  1. I would love to order the Bangkok Curry.  Yum!!!

  2. Definately the Japanese pan noodles!!

  3. I would get the Japanese pan noodles with extra veggies. 

  4. The Penne Rosa with tofu and parmesan cheese!

  5. I go to Noodles frequently but I’m totally bummed that my favorite Indonesian Peanut Saute is gone from the menu. I do love the Vera Cruz chicken salad so I’m OK for now. Bangkok Curry buff bowl is great too.
    I have not tried the Thai Curry soup but it sounds delicious.

  6. Yum – love caramalized sweet potatoes! And, I always wondered what the food was like there, so now I can’t wait to try it!

  7. I’m so excited! By your recipe (yuuuum) AND the discovery that there’s a Noodles & Company not too far from me! Love the maple syrup on these sweet potatoes – so yummy!

  8. I’ve never heard of Noodles & Company but they sound terrific as do all of their dishes. They need to open a location in Seattle! The caramelized sweet potatoes sound fabulous, too!

  9. I’ve never been to Noodles & Company but now I’m going to add it to my list of restaurants to try. Your sweet potatoes look delicious. I love the simple ingredient list.

  10. It has been a good long while since I have been to a Noodles & Company! We don’t have any around here, but there were a few locations near me when I lived in Columbus, OH. :)
    And these sweet potatoes look & sound amazing! I just might have to make this instead of my usual sweet potato casserole for Thanksgiving dinner this year.

  11. I live in the greater Houston area and there are so many restaurant options that I didn’t realize there is a Noodles & Company within 30 minutes from me. I really want to try the Tuscan Fresca with extra veggies (broccoli/carrots) and a side of Tomato Basil Bisque. I like that it seems so customizable. Thanks for the introduction and the recipe.

  12. We used to have a Noodles and Company not too far from our old house and I used to love going there! These sweet potatoes sound fabulous by the way!

  13. I would get the Bankok Curry with shrimp. Yum!!! Starved after looking at their menu. I’ve never been here. Thinking I need to give it a try!! 

  14. Japanese pan noodles!! :)

  15. I really love Noodles and Company. In the past, I would go almost once a week! But I’ve been making meals at home lately so I haven’t gone as much. I usually order the Japanese Pan Noodles, but I would like to try the Thai Curry Soup.

  16. These will be a great dish that will be perfect for the holidays!

  17. mmMMMMGOOD! I’d want to try the Spicy Korean Beef Noodle Bowl – and Noodle & Company is within 3.3 miles of my home – I never knew! I’ll be going to the Cupertino, California Noodle & Company location. Thanks, Miryam, for introducing this great and healthy place to all of us! And thank you for all your effort and time in teaching us how to cook and eat healthy! You have no idea how much I look forward to receiving your recipes in each email. :)

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