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sauteed sweet potatoes drizzled with tahini butter in bowl on white surface with blue napkin
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5 from 3 votes

Sautéed Sweet Potatoes with Tahini Butter

Sautéed sweet potatoes are a perfect addition to a weeknight dinner or even as a holiday appetizer. Serve it with this creamy and delicious tahini butter!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 minute, fall, sweet potatoes, Vegetarian, winter
Servings: 4
Author: Alena Kharlamenko, MS, RD


  • 2 teaspoons avocado oil
  • 4 cups peeled and cubed sweet potatoes, cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup


  • Heat oil in large pan over medium heat. Add sweet potatoes, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, and salt. Cook for 15-20 minutes, flipping occasionally, until sweet potatoes are soft and tender. Once cooked, remove from heat.
  • Meanwhile, heat a small pot over medium-low heat. Add butter and heat until melted. Stir in tahini, maple syrup, and remaining ½ teaspoon of cinnamon. Remove from heat.
  • Drizzle tahini butter over sweet potatoes. Serve and enjoy!