Holiday Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Kaci: Thesouthernrd
by Kaci: Thesouthernrd
4 servings
30 min

Let’s be honest, sweet potato casserole is more like a dessert than a vegetable side dish. It is traditionally made with a few sweet potatoes, a lot of butter and sugar, and then topped with more sugar, butter, and pecans or marshmallows. It is DELICIOUS, but it can be over the top if you are trying to control calories and sugar as part of a healthy lifestyle. The traditional sweet potato casserole can pack an average of 230 calories, 10g of fat and 18g of sugar in just 1/2 cup serving, which is why I set out to create a healthier version of this popular southern holiday side dish

These roasted sweet potatoes are topped with fresh herbs, parmesan cheese and honey giving them a sweet and savory flavor, and the toasted pecans give them a satisfying crunch. They provide only 134 calories, 8g of fat, and 8g of sugar per serving making them a healthier dish for you and your family.

If you want to switch things up this year and are looking for a healthier version of the classic sweet potato casserole, give these Holiday Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes a try! If not, these sweet potatoes would be an excellent side dish any day of the year!

Holiday Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Recipe details
  • 4  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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  • 2 Medium Sweet potatoes
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. chopped thyme and/or rosemary
  • 2 tbsp. honey plus 1 tbsp. for garnish if desired
  • 2 tbsp. grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 cup toasted chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Peel and slice sweet potatoes into 1/4 thick slices, and place on non-stick cooking sheet.
Whisk olive oil with honey, thyme and/or rosemary, and pepper.
Brush sweet potatoes with olive oil/honey dressing.
Sprinkle parmesan cheese on sweet potatoes
Bake for 20min
Sprinkle with roasted pecans and extra honey if desired
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