Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Roasted sweet potatoes with candied pecans is a nice lighter version of the sweet potato casserole generations serve up every year for Thanksgiving.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Candied Pecans in front of a bag of pecans

Every year around the holidays we all turn to our favorite recipes. I don’t know about you, but I can’t do a holiday season without some broccoli rice casserole, sweet potatoes, pecan pie, pecan Sandies, and some pumpkin pie. Sometimes I want to change up a classic dish just slightly. These roasted sweet potatoes are a lighter version of the sweet potato casserole we all love.

This dish is stripped down to the essentials, sweet potatoes, a touch of honey, and a sprinkle of cinnamon. One of my favorite parts of this dish has always been the toasted pecans on the top of the casserole. When we roast the sweet potatoes in the oven with honey and cinnamon, you will get a very familiar flavor of the casserole. I have candied the pecans with cinnamon and sugar. So now when you take a bite you can get the wonderful flavor of candied sweet potatoes with far fewer calories.

It is important to place the crunchy cinnamon and sugar pecans on top of the dish just before serving. You can add as many as you like.

 

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Candied Pecans is a lighter take on Sweet Potato Casserole.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Fisher nuts. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Candied Pecans in a baking dish

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Roasted sweet potatoes are perfect for a holiday meal. 
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Servings: 8
Calories: 684kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon divided use
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg white beaten fluffy
  • 10 ounces pecan halves
  • 5 pounds sweet potatoes , peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Instructions

Candied Pecans

  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Combine 1/2 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon, and salt in a small bowl. Stir to combine. Beat one egg white until light and fluffy. Pour pecan halves into the egg white. Stir to coat the pecans with the egg white. Pour in the sugar mixture. Stir until the pecans are coated with sugar. Spread pecans out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake the pecans for about 1 hour. If you are not going to use the pecans right away, allow them to cool and store them in an airtight container. Pre

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

  • Heat oven to 375 degrees. Place cut potatoes in a large bowl. Drizzle olive oil over the sweet potatoes, make sure the potatoes are coated with olive oil. Add salt and cinnamon, mix thoroughly. Drizzle honey over the top of the sweet potatoes. Spread the potatoes out on a baking sweet and bake for approximately 30 minutes. The potatoes will be fork tender when done. To serve place potatoes in a serving dish, add a sprinkle of cinnamon if desired and garnish with candied pecans.

Nutrition

Calories: 684kcal | Carbohydrates: 91g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 526mg | Potassium: 1106mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 40240IU | Vitamin C: 7.2mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 2.7mg
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I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Comments

  1. Andrew Hopkins

    5 stars
    I would like to make it as my dinner everyday! I so admire your photography skills. The photos are so stunning and gorgeous.
    Thanks for share!

  2. Kimberly

    This is definitely a lighter version of candied sweet potatoes. My mom makes them every year and I try not to think about the calorie content.
    I’m happy to hear that Fisher is spreading the love by helping out at the food banks. 🙂

  3. Carol Bryant

    This looks and sounds like a fab variation on a holiday favorite. I bet a lot of folks are drooling looking at the pic. I am ready for Thanksgiving.

  4. KatyRose

    Sweet potatoes have quickly become one of my favorite year-round foods since going Paleo. But I have to say made this way, is one of my favorites, especially around this time of the year. – Katy

  5. Randy

    This good meal of sweet potatoes are absolutely perfect to me! I am a huge fan of sweet potatoes! Gonna share this great recipe to my family and I am so excited to make it.

  6. Tonya C

    Fisher Walnuts are great for all kinds of recipes this time of year from cookies to yes, sweet potato casserole! A must have for us at Thanksgiving.

  7. Susan

    Growing up I always thought I didn’t like sweet potatoes when really what I didn’t’ like was all the gooey sweet marshmallow topping. I know I’d like your roasted sweet potatoes.

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