Sweet Potato Tian with Maple-Tahini Drizzle Recipe

Sweet Potato Tian with Maple-Tahini Drizzle Recipe

Sweet potatoes are one of those fantastic ingredients that can show up whenever you’re in need of a sweet OR savory dish. Because of that reason, they’re a staple in our household. Yams and sweet potatoes of all kinds are always on deck in our kitchen: Jewel, Garnet and Japanese Sweet Potatoes, specifically.

The end result of this side is quite stunning and may look difficult to replicate; however, it is in fact quite simple – especially if you have a mandolin slicer. If you do not have a sharp knife, a mandolin is key in making these rounds nice and thin like they should be. It will make your life so much easier (and safer) and you can definitely find one on Amazon for under $25. Save your finger tips. But please heed the warnings whenever using a mandolin and where the safety glove. You get going so fast that it is easy to cut yourself without one.

This Tian is many things, in addition to being delicious and quite simple to assemble. It’s also comforting, health-forward, perfect for Thanksgiving and vegan (but still the utmost satisfying). If you buy all of the ingredients at Rollin’ Oats (and other health-forward grocers), this beauty can be made 100% organic too with local produce and mindfully sourced ingredients and products.

All ingredients for this Sweet Potato Tian can be found at Rollin' Oats Natural Food Market
All ingredients for this Sweet Potato Tian can be found at Rollin’ Oats Natural Food Market


All ingredients for this Sweet Potato Tian can be found at Rollin' Oats Natural Food Market

Sweet Potato Tian with Maple-Tahini Drizzle

Abby Allen-Leach
The arrival of October tends to instill the want for all things Fall - especially when it comes to cooking. Use any combination of sweet potatoes/yams for this elegant side that is perfect for the season.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • 1 Cast Iron Skillet or other oven-safe skillet or dish


  • 3 sweet potatoes Any combination of sweet potatoes and/or yams will work. Sliced into thin rounds.
  • 1/2 white onion medium in size, sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 3 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 2 tsp salt

Maple-Tahini Drizzle

  • 1 tsp salt plus more, as needed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 lemon juice only
  • water as needed to thin out sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs like cilantro, basil, parsley or dill.


Maple-Tahini Drizzle

  • Whisk all ingredients together in a medium bowl or mixing glass. Add one 1 tbsp of water at a time as needed to thin sauce. It should easily drizzle without being too runny. Season with salt as needed.
    Maple-Tahini drizzle

Sweet Potatoes & Assembly

  • Preheat oven to 400F. Add 1 tbsp olive oil to a nonstick skillet like cast iron or casserole dish. Sprinkle half of parmesan cheese in skillet and then layer potatoes in the pan in a spiral (almost like you would with dominoes).
    Layering in the sweet potatoes for the Tian
  • Top with one more tbsp of oil and salt. Distribute onions on top with remaining tbsp of oil and a pinch of salt.
    Tian before hitting the oven
  • Roast for one hour, turning skillet/pan halfway through, until potatoes are cooked through and onions have taken on color.
    Sweet Potatoes and onions after the oven
  • Remove potatoes from oven, drizzle with maple-tahini sauce, top with pomegranate seeds and fresh chopped herbs like cilantro, basil, parsley or dill.
    Garnishing the finished Tian
Keyword Abby Allen Recipes, Fall Recipes, Fall Side Recipes, Sweet Potato Recipes
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