Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Sage

by Kris on November 21, 2011

I love roasted vegetables, next to grilling, there is no better way to prepare them. Not only full of flavour, roasted vegetables also maintain more of their nutrients. Could it be any better? Flavour and nutrients? I think not.

One of my favourite vegetables to roast are sweet potatoes. I love how they become so tender on the inside while accumulating a slight char on the outside. They also absorb flavours quite nicely which is why I paired them with fresh sage and garlic.

To be honest, I considered making a sweet rather than savoury dish. I’ve read so many people praise sweet potato casserole in the last few weeks I thought about giving it a try. I’ve never had sweet potatoes made with sugar and marshmallows but at the same time, it sounded really odd.

My mum always made her sweet potato casserole with garlic and cheese, so in my mind they are meant to be savoury. I guess the tradition of a sweet casserole is one that never spread to Canada.

In the end I went with this simple roasted dish, as I prefer to satisfy my sweet tooth during dessert. The flavours in this dish would really compliment traditional Thanksgiving fare so I’m very excited to eat them alongside my sourdough stuffing and honey mustard glazed brussels sprouts this Thursday!

2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced thin
1/3 cup sage, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbsp. olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400

In a large bowl, toss thinly sliced sweet potatoes in olive oil, sage and garlic. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Transfer sweet potatoes to a large roasting pan.

Bake in preheated oven on middle rack for 30-35 minutes until sweet potatoes are tender.
Serve warm.

Serves 4-6

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Anna November 21, 2011 at 6:49 pm

A nutritious side dish that is so easy to prepare…I love that! With all the holiday flavors and textures coming together, a simple but delicious dish balances the mixture. Thanks for sharing this post! Happy Holidays!


munchinwithmunchkin November 22, 2011 at 9:23 am

Thanks! Happy Holidays to you too Anna!


swisscharrd November 21, 2011 at 10:25 pm

Beautiful, do not succumb -you made a smart move. That whole more sweet with the sweet
potaotes has always sounded too yuck to me. Your idea is better. Much better.


munchinwithmunchkin November 21, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Thanks! Glad I’m not the only one who thinks it’s weird!


Von November 22, 2011 at 12:42 am

I’ve only ever had sweet potatoes in savoury things so the thought of using sweet potatoes in something sweet sounds a little weird to me too! :) I don’t think I’ve ever had roasted veggies (strange huh?) but I’m sure I’d love these roasted sweet potatoes- the look delicious!


munchinwithmunchkin November 22, 2011 at 9:20 am

Really? You have to try roasted veggies!


Denise @ TLT November 22, 2011 at 5:39 am

I’m the same: I love to grill or roast my vegetables! These sweet potatoes look so good; that combination with sage is just perfect:)


munchinwithmunchkin November 22, 2011 at 9:21 am

Thanks Denise!


colourfulpalatedotcom November 22, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Yummy! Sweet potatoes are my absolute favourite root veggie…now I’m eager to try it with sage! Great idea!


munchinwithmunchkin November 22, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Thanks! I really love sweet potatoes too. When you roast them you get so much more flavor!


Diane December 15, 2011 at 7:42 pm

This sounds GREAT! I love sweet potatoes. Can’t wait to make :)


Meg @ Peaches and Cake October 17, 2012 at 8:31 am

Made these last night alongside beef tenderloin, they were so good! The sage alone is so simple but it smells divine and elevates the humble potatoes to a whole new level, my husband was like oooo whatever you’re making smells so good!! Thanks for the idea! – Meg


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