Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Up until recently, I've been one of those people who thinks sweet potatoes (and yams) are for Thanksgiving dinner only. Not anymore! This recipe was SO good. And simple, which is always a plus in my book. And did I mention healthy? The only downside is that they smell like cinnamon rolls while they're cooking away in the oven. My husband was a little disappointed when he peeked and realized they were just potatoes. :)

The recipe idea came from Pinterest, and the actual site I got the recipe from is here.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

3 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into bite size cubes
2 tsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp of brown sugar (more if you want it sweeter)
1 tsp of ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp of ground nutmeg
Pinch of ground ginger
Salt, to taste

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a small baking dish with cooking spray. Peel and dice the sweet potatoes into bite-size cubes and place in the baking dish. Melt butter in the microwave and pour over the potatoes along with the olive oil, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt. Add more sugar or cinnamon if desired. Toss to coat evenly.
Bake for 60 minutes. Stir potatoes once or twice to ensure they cook evenly.

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