Oven-Roasted Sweet Potatoes

"This is a recipe that I picked up on a recent trip to Central Market in Dallas, TX. Sounds like a healthy way to prepare sweet potatoes."
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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Place the sweet potatoes in a shallow roasting pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Drizzle with the oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper; toss well to coat.
  • Place in preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Add the onions; stirring well.
  • Bake an additional 30 minutes; remove from oven.
  • Preheat broiler.
  • Drizzle the sweet potato mixture with melted butter; stirring to coat.
  • Broil 10 minutes or until browned.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Ameliaheaven18
    Are we supposed to peel the potatoes Thanks


  1. Baby Kato
    Another winner from Ms. Paula. These potatoes were incredible. Sweet and special. We loved the potatoes baked this way. They were perfectly cooked, soft, tender and full of flavor. The dish was quick and easy to make. The sweet potatoes really shone in this dish. Thank you for sharing with us. Made for PAC. :)
  2. Kerry G
    I have only had sweet potatoes a handful of times, and they were almost always sweet. We are trying to eat healthier and since sweet potatoes are better for you than white potatoes, I decided to try this recipe. I am glad I did! I used 2 large sweet potatoes, so we probably had a little less than 7 cups, and I used 2 tbsp of light margarine rather than 1 tbsp butter, but otherwise followed the recipe. The potatoes were super tender and the onion had just a tiny bit of snap left (which I like). We will definitely be making this again. Thanks for a great recipe that makes eating a little healthier easier.
    Great potatoes!! I cut the recipe down to 2 servings and it was the perfect amount for my dinner and leftovers for lunch (no one else eats sweet potatoes in the family). I used a shallot rather than onion and just drizzled the butter on top, didn't broil them. Will be making these again! They were sweet naturally without adding brown sugar and they were cooked perfectly in 1 hour. Made for AUS/NZ Recipe Swap #64.
  4. cjados
    actually came out too soft but still good - I drizzled with a small container of yogurt + lime juice :)
  5. Chasidy Brasseur
    Thanks for this recipe I have a 1yr old son who is allergic to so many things it is difficult to find simple recipes that don't rob the food of its natural vitamins and taste great I ommitted the butter and onion salt , pepper they were still great


  1. Vicki in CT
    Fabulous. I used canola oil instead of butter and added a cayenne seasoning.


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