Savory Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes

December 23, 2014

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Did she just say savory sweet potatoes? But, sweet potatoes are...sweet. Yes, and that is the beautiful duality that makes this recipe so terribly addicting. In less than an hour (most of which can be spent surfing the interwebs), you can eat an entire batch of sweet potatoes. Or, share them with your family at Christmas if you're feeling especially generous. Tis the season!

 

Interesting thing happened today. I went to Sprouts with the SOLE intention of getting sweet potatoes (and cilantro for my sister's guinea pigs that I'm piggy-sitting. Cilantro, I know. Weird.) By some strange  happenstance, I ended up getting a full cart of groceries. $60 worth of groceries, none of which included sweet potatoes. I love Sprouts, but all they had was the albino sweet potatoes. Or blonde sweet potatoes. Whatever you want to call them, they were not the beautiful orange color I was seeking. You can't photograph mouthwatering sweet potatoes if they're pale white. Blondes do have more fun, but this recipe calls for red heads. If I had more time this week, I'd be photographing 6 more recipes because I have a million things in my fridge now. (Sorry Lynnea, I have definitely taken over your half.)

 

But back to the kitchen. Give this recipe a try, and bring it to the Christmas dinner table. You'll be surprised how simple it is to make and it only has 2 main ingredients + olive oil and spices! Boom. Easy as sweet potato pie.

 

 

Prep time: >5 minutes

Total time: 45-50 minutes

 

Servings: 4-6

Calories: 205

 

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 medium/large yellow onion
  • 1/4 c. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. Himalayan sea salt

 

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Directions:

 

  1. Wash two sweet potatoes and cut into approx 1 inch cubes/pieces.
  2. Cut onion in half, in quarters, and then 1/2" "half moon" slices. Or, you don't have to be such a  perfectionist like me, and you can hack that onion into any type of pieces you want to.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°F while you're measuring spices and olive oil.
  4. On a large cooking sheet, spread out sweet potatoes and onion. Make sure it is big enough so that there is only one layer of ingredients. Cover completely with olive oil. (You'll need to toss with a spatula or spoon.)
    Savory Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes | Sharing Every Bite #glutenfree #vegan #soyfree #Thanksgiving #Christmas #healthy www.sharingeverybite.com
  5. Once the sweet potatoes and onion are completely covered in olive oil, shake spices over top and toss again.
    Savory Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes | Sharing Every Bite #glutenfree #vegan #soyfree #Thanksgiving #Christmas #healthy www.sharingeverybite.com
  6. Bake for 40-45 minutes.
  7. For easy serving, use a oven-safe container for quick reheating if necessary.

 

 

 

 

Savory Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes | Sharing Every Bite #glutenfree #vegan #soyfree #Thanksgiving #Christmas #healthy www.sharingeverybite.com

 

Savory Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes | Sharing Every Bite #glutenfree #vegan #soyfree #Thanksgiving #Christmas #healthy www.sharingeverybite.com

 

Once again, don't forget about the December Contest where you earn entries for every like, comment, share or follow of Sharing Every Bite on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Come the new year, I'll be picking one lucky winner to win a $25 gift card. Nothing says Happy New Year like some loaded plastic in your pocket!

 

Best of luck and a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS,

Brittany