Friday, August 14, 2009

Savory Sweet Potatoes

Hey everyone! This is a re-post from before I had followers. I figured this would be easiest since I am not feeling well. Sorry. Hoping to be back to normal soon. Enjoy!

My family LOVES sweet potatoes! I found a recipe for roasted root veggies in my Cooking For Baby cookbook (see April 2nd post), but I do it a little different. Sometimes I add carrots to my mix, but since my son (and husband) love the sweet potatoes, I usually only use them. It is a very simple recipe and very yummy! And when they're done (and cooled down), they make a great finger food for your toddler (or a practice "fork-stabbing" food), or a side dish for the family! We love the sweet, but salty/peppery taste of them!

2 to 3 medium-sized sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 to 2 tbsp olive oil (depending on the amount of potatoes)
1 to 2 tbsp snipped fresh rosemary, minced (thyme also works good)
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400 F. Line a baking tray with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick spray. Place prepared potatoes on tray, and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle salt, pepper and herbs over potatoes. Stir potatoes so that they are evenly coated, then spread out evenly on tray. Bake at 400 F for 20 to 25 minutes, or until tender. 

Note: You can also add carrots, parsnips, white sweet potatoes, regular potatoes, or any other root vegetable to this mix. They all taste delicious! :) I've also made these with a mixture of fresh minced rosemary, sage, and thyme and they are even yummier!



MamabearMills said...

OMG i could live on Sweet pots! holy moly! im stopping over from sits, i commented after ya! come stop by for some awesome gives

Amber said...

Hope you feel better soon! I'm not usually a big fan of sweet potatoes but with this recipe, I'm willing to give them a try. Have a great weekend!

Multiple personalities.. said...

Oooh, yummy yummy! I love sweet potatoes, and I usually have it mashed or in sweet potato pie form. I'm definitely gonna have to try this. Thanks for sharing mama!

Kaibee said...

Looks delicious!

Two Pretty Little Skirts said...

hey mama! Hope your feeling better soon. We've been under the weather too the past couple of weeks. and crazy with work. and keeping the young uns know how that is I'm sure!
Well, you were the winner of the last TT I posted 2 weeks ago. Would you like to participate again? Please no floggings, sorry its taken me this long to get back to ya ;)


Eileen said...

Ooooooooo!!! I <3 Sweet Potatoes. I'm definitwly going to have to try this. Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

Gabrielle said...

ooh, I can't wait to try this. I love sweet potatoes!

sweet limes said...

I think it is time to fess up and admit that I just don't dig the idea of sweet potatoes. I think it's the name. One day I'm going to have to put on my brave girl panties and try them out.

The Royal Family said...

these look delicious! I can't wait for this baby to get here so i Can eat them!

Night OWL Mama said...

awww DO youhope your feeling better soon. HUGS

Luv sweet potota's thanks for the recipe

Stopping in from SITS to say HEllo

Anonymous said...

My first comment didn't make it... sorry! We are big sweet potato fans here! My fries usually are a bit moist ... or totally over cooked. Hard to get them right, lol. This recipe looks awesome. Can't wait to try it!

lululu said...

I gave my son mashed sweet potato when he's 4 months old, and he didn't poop for 4 days!!
Though I was worried, I still keep telling myself that he's not gonna miss this delicious veggi in his life.
Yes, will definitely make yours and put him to try it again.
thx for sharing.