Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Onions

Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Onions-1-7You know when I feel like a winner? When I can come up with healthy and nutritious recipes that taste incredibly satisfying and delicious too. I love regular potatoes and can eat them a million different ways. Sweet potatoes are much more nutritious, since they are an excellent source of many vitamins and potassium. I’m always trying to incorporate lots of potassium into my diet, so this is perfect. For my taste preference, I like to make sweet potatoes taste as savory as possible when I am serving them as a side dish to a main course. It just doesn’t taste right to me to eat roast chicken with very sweet spuds:).

This is why I think that this recipe brings out lots of “savoriness” out of the sweet potatoes, even though they are naturally sweet. The onions, garlic and fresh herbs add so much more aromatic flavor. You can even add some grated Parmesan to add a cheesy, nutty flavor to the dish. Roasting the vegetables brings out their flavor even more and I love having some caramelization on the potatoes too, so I broil them for just a few minutes at the very end. After roasting the sweet potatoes and giving them a taste, I knew I could eat them as a main course all by themselves and be completely happy. 

Ingredients:

2 1/2 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 – 1 1/2 pieces

1 large onion, peeled and cut into 1/2-1 inch pieces

2-3 garlic cloves, minced

1 teaspoon dry herbs, optional (such as rosemary, thyme, parsley, oregano, etc.)

1 – 2 Tablespoons fresh herbs, finely chopped (whatever you prefer – thyme, parsley, rosemary, etc.)

2-3 Tablespoons oil (avocado, olive, vegetable, etc.)

1 Tablespoon maple syrup

1/2 teaspoon salt, ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions:

Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Onions-1-12Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Peel and cut the sweet potatoes and onion. Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Onions-1-11Peel and mince the garlic and finely chop the fresh herbs.

In a large bowl, combine the sweet potatoes, onion, garlic, dry and fresh herbs, oil, maple syrup and salt and ground black pepper. Mix it all to combine, so that the potatoes are evenly coated by all the ingredients.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Onions-1-10Transfer all the ingredients into a 13×9 inch rimmed baking dish. Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Onions-1-9Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil or a cover and bake for about 30 minutes, until the potatoes are cooked through.

You can also add more shredded cheese to the top of the vegetables, if you’d like.

Uncover and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes, until the sweet potatoes and the onions turn golden. If you want a more roasted/charred flavor, you can turn on the broiler during the last 5 minutes of baking.

Garnish with more fresh herbs and serve hot.Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Onions-1-8

Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Onions
 
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Recipe type: Sides
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2½ lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 - 1½ pieces
  • 1 large onion, peeled and cut into ½-1 inch pieces
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dry herbs, optional (such as rosemary, thyme, parsley, oregano, etc.)
  • 1 - 2 Tablespoons fresh herbs, finely chopped (whatever you prefer - thyme, parsley, rosemary, etc.)
  • 2-3 Tablespoons oil (avocado, olive, vegetable, etc.)
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon salt, ground black pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Peel and cut the sweet potatoes and onion. Peel and mince the garlic and finely chop the fresh herbs.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the sweet potatoes, onion, garlic, dry and fresh herbs, oil, maple syrup and salt and ground black pepper. Mix it all to combine, so that the potatoes are evenly coated by all the ingredients.
  4. Transfer all the ingredients into a 13x9 inch rimmed baking dish. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil or a cover and bake for about 30 minutes, until the potatoes are cooked through.
  5. You can also add more shredded cheese to the top of the vegetables, if you'd like.
  6. Uncover and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes, until the sweet potatoes and the onions turn golden. If you want a more roasted/charred flavor, you can turn on the broiler during the last 5 minutes of baking.
  7. Garnish with more fresh herbs and serve hot.

9 Comments

  • Viktoriya

    Hello, dear)
    i am so happy to see sweet potatoes recipe posted on your site. we were given lots of sweet lotatoes by in-laws. i already made some dishes, but since i am not used to cook with this vegetable, couldnt come up with any new ideas….🙄
    thank you, Olichka)

  • Tzivia

    Omg wow love sweet potatoes and am always looking for new ways to use em this recipe on my to make list onions and maple syrup very interesting combo gotta try olya ur such a gem always encouraging to make my own homemade food yo I hardly go out for takeout now thanx so much to your site and recipes keep em coming darlin cheers

  • Phillip Ferrell

    Man, them roasted sweet taters with on yon looks delicious, don’t y’all think? I’m gonna fix me some of that. I’ll bet that’ll keep me happy ’til the store gets some raw beets.

  • Tzivia

    Made this dish today Olga unfortunately sweet potatoes were bad but I was able to sun with red potatoes sliced an onion into half rings had a leftover cooking carrot used that too and omg came out really way yummm thanx tons luv for this recipe cheers

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