Roasted Parmesan Sweet Potatoes

This is a perfect side dish for practically anything–chicken, pork, beef, or even fish! I like having simple, versatile recipes in my back pocket for busy weeknight meals. This one does just that!

Roasted parmesan sweet potatoes that are easy, simple, and completely satisfying! I love sweet potatoes because they’re so good for you, and my favorite way to eat them is roasted. This version is savory thanks to a touch of parmesan cheese. I like having both a savory and sweet version of roasted sweet potatoes. (By the way, you can find my favorite “sweet” version of  roasted sweet potato recipes here.) Like I said, this recipe comes together very quickly and is sure to be a hit! My husband, who does not typically care for sweet potatoes, ate every last one off his plate!IMG_20140103_193551191 (1)

Notice there’s just a tablespoon of parmesan cheese for the whole batch; we aren’t going too crazy! Of course, if you want to you can certainly add more. Other than salt and pepper, the sweet potatoes are spiced with dried thyme. If you don’t care for thyme, swap it out with your favorite herb! I think rosemary, oregano, sage, or even basil could be delicious.

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Here’s a great bonus with this recipe…it makes for very little clean up. I love cooking, but I don’t love spending a long time cleaning up after (especially on weeknights!). After chopping the sweet potatoes, place them in a Ziploc bag and add the remaining ingredients. Seal the bag and mix them really well. This results in 2 important things: #1-Even coverage of the spices on the potatoes and #2-nothing to clean up! Just throw the bag away after you’re done!

To cut down on clean up even further, I also like to line my baking pan with foil sprayed lightly with cooking spray. You don’t have to do that, though. I sometimes roast sweet potatoes in a glass casserole dish!

Once the potatoes are in the oven, let them cook until they’re really soft and starting to get a little crunchy on the outside. That’s the way I like ’em. See?

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Your cook time will depend on how small your sweet potato pieces are and how hot your oven is. For me, about 30 minutes was just right.

Roasted Parmesan Sweet Potatoes

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 large cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp EVOO
  • 1 tbsp parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Ziploc bag
  • Foil (optional)
  • Cooking spray

1). Preheat the oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with foil, if using, and spray with cooking spray.

2). In a large Ziploc bag, add the sweet potatoes, garlic, EVOO, parmesan cheese, thyme, salt, and pepper. Seal the bag and shake it to mix well. Once all the potatoes are evenly covered, spread them out on the prepared baking sheet.

3). Bake for 30-35 minutes, giving them a stir after 20 minutes. Potatoes are done when they are soft and slightly crunchy on the outside.

Servings: 3. Nutritional Information per serving: Calories: 149 Carbs: 23g Fat: 6g rotein: 2g Fiber: 3g WW PointsPlus: 4

Recipe adapted from: http://www.teeniecakes.com/2010/12/roasted-parmesan-sweet-potatoes/

Roasted Spiced Sweet Potatoes

Today’s recipe is easy, requires few ingredients, and is full of flavor! I am always on the lookout for sweet potato recipes because they are so nutritious. My husband took one bite of these potatoes and said, “Wow! These are really good!”

I take that as a major win, considering he usually does not get excited about sweet potatoes!

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A simple blend of warm spices create a savory/sweet side dish perfect alongside most any meal. Plus, the aroma of the potatoes and spices in the oven made the entire house smell delightful! The original recipe called for a tablespoon of butter, but I left it out in the interest of saving some unnecessary calories/fat.

So, let’s take this:

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and turn it into this!:

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Roasted Spiced Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients:

  • 3 large sweet potatoes
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of ground ginger
  • Sea salt to taste

1). Preheat oven to 350F. Coat a medium baking dish with cooking spray.

2). Peel and dice sweet potatoes and place in baking dish.

3). Mix sweet potatoes with the olive oil and spices. Toss to coat evenly.

4). Bake in the oven for about 45-55 minutes or until tender. Stir the potatoes once or twice during baking. Top with more cinnamon if desired.

Servings: 4 Nutritional Information per serving: Calories: 112  Carbs: 22g Fat: 3g Protein: 2g Sugar: 11g Sodium: 32g 

Recipe adapted from fortheloveofcooking.com