Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Honey-Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Oh, how I love the sweet potato! I think they have a much better flavor than the white potato, and I know they are healthier. They are loaded with so many vitamins and minerals! I have been making all sorts of recipes with sweet potato recently - sweet potato soup, sweet potato hash browns, and these honey-roasted sweet potatoes. It is a simple and delicious side dish recipe. It goes well with meat (especially steak) and a green salad or green vegetable. You can even eat them for breakfast or a snack, and they are also sweet enough for dessert. Enjoy!

Recipe for Honey-Roasted Sweet Potatoes

2 - 3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into small slices
2 Tbsp. of Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
2 Tbsp. of honey
3/4 tsp. of freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/8 tsp. of kosher salt
A pinch or two of crushed red pepper flakes
A few grinds of freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a large oven-safe baking dish with olive oil. Place the sweet potatoes in a large bowl. In a smallish bowl, mix together the olive oil, honey, and lemon juice. Pour the mixture over the sweet potatoes and toss well to coat. Spread the coated potatoes into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle on the salt, crushed red pepper flakes, and black pepper and gently toss. Cook the potatoes uncovered for 30 minutes, then toss and cook for another 30 - 35 minutes. Allow to cool for a minute or two before serving. If desired, sprinkle the potatoes with extra salt, red pepper flakes, and/or black pepper.
Serves 4 - 6. Approximately 150 calories per serving. 

Recipe Adapted from: The Food Network

Do you love the sweet potato? If so, you will probably love the sweet potato taco recipe and the sweet potato custard recipe.