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These roasted sweet potatoes are a great change of pace from regular potatoes. Roasting them gives a lovely rustic taste that goes well with roast beef or roast chicken.

Roasted sweet potatoes with onions and red pepper in a baking dish
Image by: Thora Toft

Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 1 to 1:15 hours Makes: 4 servings Difficulty: Easy

Gluten free Dairy free option Egg free Grain free Soy free

Use all organic ingredients, and ensure any dried spices are labeled certified gluten free.

When buying sweet potatoes note that they're sometimes mislabeled as being a yam, and vice versa. If you're choosing sweet potatoes due to them being easier to digest, be sure to learn to recognize the difference. Here's a video to help you: What's The Difference Between Yams and Sweet Potatoes?

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Ingredients:
1 large Onion
2 stalks Celery
2 cloves Garlic
1/4 cup Red pepper, diced
1 teaspoon Sea salt
1/2 teaspoon Pepper
1/2 cup Butter or coconut oil, melted
2 large Sweet potatoes
1 teaspoon Fresh thyme
Substitutions and Notes:
  • Thyme: If you don't have fresh thyme, you can use dried. Use about 1/2 to 1 teaspoon dried.
  • Butter: Instead of butter you can use coconut oil or Homemade Lard. You never want to use seed oils for hot use, as they are high in polyunsaturated fats that convert to damaging substances when heated. Use a saturated fat for hot cooking, as they are heat stable. As a last resort, you can use olive oil. It is higher in monounsaturated fat, and it will get damaged from heat, but at a much lower rate than poly fats. It's a second best choice if you don't have a good saturated fat to use.
  • Dairy free: Choose a non dairy oil or fat in place of the butter, such as coconut oil or Homemade Lard.
Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 425 F.
  • Chop onions and celery. Chop garlic finely or mince. Combine with red pepper in a small bowl.
  • Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Toss to coat. Place in the bottom of a baking pan.
  • Combine melted butter, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 1 teaspoon thyme in a large bowl.
  • Peel and cut up sweet potatoes into large pieces. Don't make them too small.
  • Add the sweet pototoes to the melted butter mixture. Toss well to coat all surfaces of all sweet potato pieces.
  • Place sweet potatoes on top of vegetable mixture in pan. Drizzle any remaining butter mixture over the potatoes.
  • Bake for 1 to 1:15 hours, until fork tender all the way through. Check them at the 45 minute mark, to see if they are done early (different varieties cook at different speeds). Once or twice during cooking, you can flip the potato pieces if desired, to prevent the edges from getting too dry. Use a spoon or a turkey baster and drizzle the settled butter over potatoes.
  • Toss the potatoes and veggies into a serving dish, and enjoy!
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