Sweet Potatoes with Miso Tahini Butter

Sweet Potatoes with Miso Tahini Butter

Vibrantly colored and true to their name, sweet potatoes are nature’s candy. Their natural sweetness is complemented with a deeply nutty and umami miso tahini sauce. Sesame adds a bit of crunch to this simple side dish, snack, or on-the-go meal.

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Product Size

  • Small Dish
  • Medium Shallow
  • Large Shallow
  • Medium Deep
  • Large Deep

Prep Time

3 mins

Cook Time

8-9 mins

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  • 1 (340g) medium sweet potatoes, skin on
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon miso paste
  • 2 teaspoons tahini
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds


  1. Prick sweet potatoes all over with a fork, and place in the Anyday dish. If too thick, cut in half lengthwise (like a baked potato). Cover with the lid (knob lifted).
  2. Cook in the microwave for 8-9 minutes, until the sweet potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the butter, miso, and tahini until well incorporated. It’s easiest to do this when the butter is very soft at room temperature!
  4. Remove the sweet potatoes, cut partially in half lengthwise, and add a spoonful of miso tahini butter in the center. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Use yellow sweet potato for a fluffier, sweet variation. 
  • Try substituting tahini with cashew butter.