Recipe: Sweet Potato Roast

19 Oct

Sweet Potato Roast

Here is an unexpected twist on roasted sweet potatoes that’s perfect for Fall or holiday potlucks – a great side dish minus the fixings that make most sweet potato recipes too sweet for my taste.  The dish is simple to make and the recipe can be easily scaled to small or large gatherings.



  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Scrub, peel and cut sweet potatoes into 2 inch pieces
  • In a large bowl, toss sweet potatoes in olive oil to coat
  • Add salt, pepper and oregano; stir
  • Transfer to glass baking pan (9″ x 13″)
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 60 minutes or until fork tender
  • Serve and enjoy!

With large sweet potatoes, this recipe should easily provide for 10 servings at a potluck.  I’m still experimenting with the portion sizes, so let me know what you think.


2 Responses to “Recipe: Sweet Potato Roast”

  1. susanlilly October 20, 2011 at 6:43 pm #

    This recipe looks wonderful because it’s simple, but preserves the integrity of the sweet potato! Such a refreshing change from the overly sugared casseroles so prevalent during the holidays. Also – I just can’t help but point this out – there are many health benefits to eating these delicious root veggies. They are high in fiber, improve immune function, reduce heart disease risk, and suppress cancer cell growth (h/t, I’ll report back my findings after cooking!


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