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Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Onions

A recipe for my sweet potatoes lovin’ sweet potatoes…that’s you!

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Onions

Full Disclosure: While I do love me sweets in any form, I’m not a fan of the traditional holiday sweet potato dish topped with marshmallows and I’m always on the look out for a substitute dish of sweet potatoes that includes a bit of sweetness. This dish has the sweet you may be craving, without the gooey stickiness.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Onions


3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
2 medium sweet onions, cut into eighths
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar OR 1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/3-1/2 cup Parmesan cheese


Heat oven to 450°. Place sweet potatoes and onions in a bowl and toss with butter. Transfer to roasting pan or rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches, lined with parchment paper.

Bake uncovered 25 to 30 minutes, until tender, stirring once.

Stir in brown sugar or honey, pecans, then top with desired amount of Parmesan cheese.

Bake 10 to 15 minutes longer.

(recipe adapted from Betty Crocker)


The best part about this recipe is not only is it delicious, but sweet potatoes are loaded with nutrition.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Onions

For about one cup of sweet potatoes, you get 7gs of fiber, 4gs of protein, not to mention they’re PACKED with vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants. Just a few examples:

Vitamin A: 769% (whoa!)

Vitamin C: 65%

Calcium: 8%

Iron: 8%

Amazing you can get all of that in one cup of anything. Makes my mommy/grandmommy heart sing!

Of course there is no marshmallow-topping happiness, but we do what we gotta do, right?

Happy Sweet Potato and Onion roasting, Y’all!


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Monday 29th of February 2016

Yum! Ok so truth be told those two ingredients don't seem so fun to me on their own but in this! This looks most excellent and I am sooo trying it this week!!

Patti Tucker

Monday 29th of February 2016

I'm usually not a fan of sweet potatoes, but these were good.


Monday 29th of February 2016

These look really yum! I'm heading to the store today--now I know what I'm adding to the list. :)

Patti Tucker

Monday 29th of February 2016


Elle Spann

Monday 29th of February 2016

I've been baking 1 sweet potato on sunday, so I have some for scrambles and snacks during the week. Will have to incorporate this recipe!

Patti Tucker

Monday 29th of February 2016

Tell me what you think, once you've made it.

Julie S

Monday 29th of February 2016

I am a fan of this idea. Love sweet potatoes and am always looking for alternatives to regular potato dishes.

Patti Tucker

Monday 29th of February 2016

The beauty of this dish is that it is so versatile. Use as a regular side, chop and use in scrambled eggs, or even in burritos with sausage. So much yum.