Texas Roadhouse Loaded Sweet Potato Copycat Recipe

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Texas Roadhouse Loaded Sweet Potato Copycat Recipe

a photo of a baked sweet potato topped with butter and toasted mini marshmallows

Who doesn’t love that over the top Texas Roadhouse sweet potato?! Oh, Mama!! Check this copycat recipe out!!!!

Tender sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows, that signature Texas Roadhouse honey cinnamon butter, and a heavenly caramel sauce. These sweet potatoes are the best side dish for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or just a nice Sunday dinner.

Why do I love Texas Roadhouse so much? Is it the house salad with that thick dressing and those darn hard boiled eggs? Is it those rolls that I shovel into my mouth faster than I can say, “one more please!” Actually, I probably am the rolls because I definitely don’t like how loud it is. Cade would for sure, 100% say it’s the Texas Roadhouse Loaded Sweet Potato. Hence this post and my need to create a copycat recipe.

Ingredients for Texas Roadhouse Sweet Potato Recipe

  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Honey Cinnamon Butter: butter, cinnamon, vanilla, and honey
  • Caramel Sauce: butter, brown sugar, honey

The measurements for all the ingredients can be found in the recipe card at the end of the post. Keep scrolling for all the details!!

How to Make Texas Roadhouse Sweet Potatoes

First you’re going to start with the butter and I cannot emphasize enough, real butter is necessary. No margarine. Sorry. And if you’re like us you’ll want to make extra for soft rolls like our famous potato rolls or homemade rolls.

Then there’s the caramel sauce. I really think this is more a dessert than anything else, but we can all pretend I didn’t say that when you eat it with your big, juicy steak at dinner. The caramel sauce actually keeps really well and heck, you could eat that caramel over ice cream if you wanted!

But really, these sweet potatoes are the best because it’s honey cinnamon butter, caramel and lots of gooey marshmallows. I tell Cade over and over it’s more like dessert than a side dish, but he just gives me that little smile and dives in.

All you do is bake the sweet potatoes, and then top with the butter, marshmallows, and caramel sauce. Then you bake it a little longer to get those marshmallows roasted, and you’re done! You could even switch the oven to broil to toast them up really quickly. You’ll only need a minute or so on broil, so keep a close eye on them!

Are Sweet Potatoes Healthier than Regular Potatoes?

Both regular potatoes and sweet potatoes are an excellent source of fiber with a great nutritional punch.

Sweet potatoes have fewer calories and fewer carbs, but more sugar. Sweet potatoes are also higher in fiber.

Sweet potatoes are higher in vitamin A, providing 400% of daily

Best Mashed Potatoes Recipe (Instant Pot)

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Best Mashed Potatoes Recipe (Instant Pot)

a photo of a large serving bowl full of creamy mashed potatoes topped with a pat of melting butter and sprinkled with parsley.

Buttery creamy mashed potatoes all done in 30 minutes in the Instant Pot! This is the best mashed potatoes recipe for Thanksgiving!

Yes, we have the perfect mashed potato recipe already posted on the blog, but I love that this recipe can all be done in the Instant Pot freeing up the stove top for other things (hello No Fuss Stuffing!). And the flavor of Yukon gold potatoes just can’t be beat!

Use your Instant Pot for these delicious mashed potatoes your entire family will enjoy. This step-by-step recipe will help you get the perfect consistency and taste.

Ingredients for Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

You only need 5 ingredients to make these perfect mashed potatoes. Here is what you will need:

  • Yukon Gold Potatoes: You will need about 8 potatoes (or 4-5 large).
    • PRO TIP: You can also use Russet potatoes if desired, but the taste of Yukon gold is unbeatable.
  • Salt: Adds flavor
  • Cream Cheese: Use full fat, no low fat or fat free.
  • Whole Milk: Cream can also be used.
  • Butter: Adds flavor and richness

The measurements for each ingredient are listed in the recipe card at the end of the post.

How to Make the Best Mashed Potatoes

Here are the step-by-step instructions for making mashed potatoes in the Instant Pot. It’s easy peasy!

  1. Set the cream cheese out to come to room temperature.
  2. Melt the butter on the stove top or in the microwave.
  3. Peel and quarter the potatoes.
  4. Add the potatoes to the Instant Pot and add enough water to cover them. Add the salt.
  5. Put the lid on the Instant Pot and seal it. Set to manual high heat and pressure cook for 8 minutes.
  6. Measure the milk in a glass measuring cup and warm the milk in the microwave.
  7. When the potatoes are done, quick release the IP and drain the potatoes. Leave the potatoes in the pot and let them steam dry for a few minutes.
  8. Smash the potatoes with a potato masher or ricer. Then add the butter and stir, and then add the cream cheese and warmed milk.
  9. Season to taste.

The complete instructions can be found in the recipe card at the end of this post. Keep scrolling for all the details!

Best Potatoes for Mashed Potatoes

The best potatoes for mashing are the starchy potatoes – Yukon gold, Russet or Idaho. They have a fluffy texture that breaks down easily while mashing.


If you want to add additional flavors to the

Sweet Potato Rounds with Cranberry, Feta and Hazelnuts

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Sweet Potato Rounds with Cranberry, Feta and Hazelnuts

a photo of a roasted sweet potato round topped with cranberry sauce, feta cheese, and hazelnuts.

Sweet potato rounds are like crostinis that you load up with goodness, but it’s all on top of roasted sweet potatoes making them a totally delicious and healthy side dish.


Years ago I started making little sweet potato rounds for our Christmas dinner. We did the gruyere sweet potato stacks the most but then with leftover cranberry sauce I started to experiment and eventually that led me to an adapted version of sweet potato rounds by Tidy Mom. I absolutely love making these and they are surprisingly very easy.

I love that I can use leftover cranberry sauce or fig spread. The cheese is also easy to swap and mix up. But most of all, I love that they taste absolutely scrumptious while looking stunning. Sometimes the best food is the ugliest, but that is not the case here!!



What Do I Need to Make Sweet Potato Rounds?

Just wait until you read all the delicious ingredients that go into this recipe! So much flavor in every bite…this is what you will need:

  • Sweet Potatoes – you can peel the sweet potatoes if you want but I like to leave the skins on
  • Olive Oil – used to roast the sweet potato rounds
  • Fresh Orange Zest – you can’t beat the flavor of fresh citrus and it plays so well with the flavor of the toppings
  • Kosher Salt – adds so much flavor
  • Black Pepper – adds flavor and a teeny tiny kick
  • Cranberry Sauce – you can use our recipe or make your own, but definitely make it from scratch
  • Crumbled Feta – buy the brick of feta and crumble it yourself


For the Nuts

  • Hazelnuts – easily swapped out for other nuts if you want, but roasted hazelnuts are so perfect for the holidays!
  • Butter – helps roast the nuts and adds richness and flavor
  • Cinnamon – adds flavor and warmth


For the Drizzle

  • Honey – acts as the base for the drizzle and adds natural sweetness
  • Balsamic Vinegar – adds a sweet tangy punch to the drizzle
  • Fresh Thyme – adds a bright pop of flavor and freshness
The measurements for all of the ingredients can be found in the recipe card down below.

Cheese Substitutes

If you aren’t a feta fan or want to change things up a little, then these are my suggestions for some possible cheese substitutes:

  • Gorgonzola
  • Bleu Cheese
  • Gruyere
  • Goats Cheese
  • Parmesan Aged White Cheddar
  • Manchego

Nut Substitutes

Hazelnuts can be a little harder to find than other nuts so if you have a hard time finding them or aren’t a fan, then try swapping them with any of these:

Raspberry Pretzel Jello Salad

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Raspberry Pretzel Jello Salad

A serving of raspberry pretzel jello salad. You can see the pretzel layer on the bottom, with a white creamy layer on top of the pretzels and the red raspberry jello layer on top. There is another serving in the background and a spoon is near the plate.

Some things just belong together…like raspberries and summertime or raspberry pretzel jello salad and your next BBQ! Three layers of jello salad joy.

Now I don’t know if this is a salad or a dessert, but it is so delicious that it doesn’t matter! It has a sweet and salty pretzel crust layer, a sweet cream cheese filling layer and a fruity tart jello layer on top.

I’m realizing people have a bigger opinion on berries than I ever knew. Are you a lover of raspberries and hater of blueberries? 

If you had to pick would you go strawberry or raspberry?

Our strawberry pretzel jello salad brought up so many requests for one vs the other and since I happen to love both, I tend to pull for team strawberry, but I really had no choice but to create a raspberry pretzel jello version. I mean, it’s all in the name of research, am I right? 😉

Plus it tastes like cheesecake but you serve it as a side dish. Who in the world is the genius that brought this first to Thanksgiving dinner?

Ingredients Needed for Raspberry Pretzel Salad

Here is your grocery list for each of the three layers of this salad:

Pretzel Layer

  • Pretzels: any brand or shape of pretzel will work great since they crushed into small pieces
  • Butter: helps bind the crust together and adds rich yummy flavor
  • Brown Sugar: adds flavor and sweetness
  • Sugar: adds more sweetness

Cream Layer

  • Sugar: adds sweetness to the creamy layer
  • Cream Cheese: make sure it is softened to room temperature so it doesn’t get lumpy
  • Cool Whip: adds sweetness, structure and creaminess to the cream layer

Jello Layer

  • Raspberry Jello: you will follow the instructions on the Jello box to make this layer
  • Water: used to make the Jello
  • Raspberries: fresh or frozen can be used and will work great

The measurements for each ingredient can be found in the recipe card below.

How to Make Raspberry Pretzel Salad

The steps for making this recipe are simple. Here they are broken down by layer:

Pretzel Layer

  • Preheat oven.
  • Combine all the ingredients well.
  • Press into baking dish.
  • Bake and let cool completely.

Cream Layer

  • Beat the sugar and cream cheese together.
  • Fold in Cool Whip.
  • Spread over cooled pretzel layer.

Jello Layer

  • Mix the jello powder and boiling water until the powder is dissolved.
  • Stir in the rasp

Garlic Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

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Garlic Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

a photo of multicolor fingerling potatoes that have been halved and roasted topped with fresh herbs.

Fingerling potatoes brushed with garlic butter, seasoned with fresh herbs and roasted to golden perfection! This is a tried and true potato side dish in our house!

I adore fingerling potatoes, especially these rosemary and thyme fingerlings. They are creamy unlike Russet potatoes that are more starchy.  I love how tender they are and while it doesn’t really do anything to the flavor, I also happen to love how little they are. They are just perfect for a delicious side dish.

What is a Fingerling Potato?

A fingerling potato is a small, stubby, finger-shaped type of potato. They are fully mature when harvested and should not to be confused with new potatoes.

Because they are low in starch, they are extra creamy inside. They have a very thin skin that doesn’t need to be peeled before cooking them, and they come in a variety of colors.

Can You Roast Fingerling Potatoes?

Fingerling potatoes are ideal for roasting. Their small size means they will roast up quickly and evenly.

Ingredients for Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

You only need a few ingredients to make this potato recipe. Here is what you will need:

  • Fingerling Potatoes: You can buy multicolored fingerlings or all one color.
  • Olive Oil: used to roast the potatoes and make the outside crispy
  • Butter: also helps with the crispiness and adds flavor
  • Rosemary: strip the needles from the main twigs and finely chop the needles
  • Thyme: grab a twig of thyme by one end and then pinch the twig between your thumb and index finger and run your fingers in the opposite direction that the little leaves are growing and the leaves will pop right off
  • Garlic: the reason for garlic is always flavor, flavor, flavor
  • Kosher Salt: adds flavor

This is meant to just be an overview of the ingredients used in the recipe. The measurements of each ingredient can be found in the recipe card at the end of the post.

How to Make Roasted Fingerlings

Fingerling potatoes look like the potatoes you would get at a fancy restaurant, so they must be difficult to make, right? Wrong! They are so simple and here is an overview of the

  1. Prep the oven and potatoes.
  2. Melt the butter, then add the olive oil, herbs and salt and stir together.
  3. Add the potatoes and stir until well coated.
  4. Place the potatoes cut side down on a baking sheet and roast in the oven.
  5. Flip the potatoes over part way through baking.
  6. Remove the potatoes from the oven and top with the rest of the herbs.

Scroll down for the detailed instructions in the recipe card. You can also print and save the recipe there.

Tips for the Best Roasted Fingerlings

Try to keep the size of the potatoes the same so that they