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Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Onions Recipe

Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Onions

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"This delicious side dish is packed with nutrition. Sweet potatoes, onions and almonds are powerhouses of antioxidants and other nutrients -- in fact, almonds are among the most nutrient-dense foods, containing high concentrations of vitamins and minerals per calorie. Plus, olive oil and almonds contain monounsaturated fat -- the good type."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings


  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Toss first 6 ingredients in a shallow medium-sized baking dish.
  3. Cover; bake 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 20 minutes more. Sprinkle with almonds
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  • Copyright 2004 Jean Carper. Printed first in USA WEEKEND. All rights reserved.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 25, 2007

I made this without the almonds. I wasn't sure how well sweet potatoes and onions would work together, but to my surprise, they were delicious! I made this dish for my husband's birthday dinner, and they were a hit with everyone, including the inlaws and the kids. I would suggest lightly spraying the cookie sheet/baking dish, in addition to the oil used in the recipe, as the outermost edges of the potatoes and onions seemed to burn and stick to the cookie sheet.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 09, 2006

The onions were quite tasty and it's a good dish if you like sweet potatoes not-so-sweet. I'm probably going to make this again with sweet onions only.

Dec 27, 2006

Out of this world!! The sweet potatoes and onions were carmelized and delicious and the almonds were a surprising crunch -- great combination! The sweetness of the amaretto was just right. I did cheat a little -- rather than toast the almonds I just added them to the last 20 minutes of baking. They were perfectly toasted without the extra step. Great recipe!!

Jan 23, 2006

My family loved it, I didn't have any amaretto, so, I used a little frozen O.J. I am not a big fan of thyme and I did find that it overpowered the recipe slightly. Next time I will cut the thyme back by a third and I think the O.J. was a nice touch. Definitely a keeper.

Oct 16, 2006

Delicious! I made it without the amaretto, and can't imagine how it could have been better! I left it uncovered to cook for almost one hour, which made the potatoes nice and crisp.

Dec 08, 2005

I made this recipe in bulk for Thanksgiving dinner for 20. For anyone who doesn't really like the sickly-sweet candied yams normally served on holidays, THIS IS THE BEST!! I am going to make it a regular part of my "normal" dinners, too. It is easy, and very very tasty!! Thanks for the great recipe!

Jun 04, 2010

These were good, but I will uncover them sooner than after 30 minutes because I want everything to crisp up. The leftovers mixed with broth and pureed made AMAZING soup.

Jan 01, 2007

I didn't have amaretto, so I used 3 tbsp (or so) of brown sugar and tossed with onion and sweet potatoes in large bowl. Next time I will use less onion. But overall my family loved it!


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  • Calories
  • 290 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 44.7 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 9 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 3.8 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 15 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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