These sweet potatoes are so easy to make, and are both healthy and delicious. The potatoes are tossed with a bit of olive oil, honey, lemon juice, and salt. I also sprinkled on a little cinnamon because I love the warm flavor of cinnamon with sweet potatoes. Roasting the potatoes in the oven brings out their natural sweetness.
I served my potatoes alongside this brown sugar spiced pork loin. This side dish is definitely going to be one of my fall and winter staples, as I see myself making it again and again.
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Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Makes 6 servings
- 2 pounds red-skinned sweet potatoes
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 2 tbsp. honey
- 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Peel and cut the sweet potatoes into 1-inch pieces and put in a 9 x 13-inch baking dish. In a small bowl whisk together olive oil, honey, and lemon juice. Pour mixture over potatoes and toss to coat. Sprinkle with the salt and cinnamon.
- Bake, stirring every 15 minutes or so, for about 1 hour, until potatoes are tender.
Recipe slightly adapted from Ellie Krieger, Food Network.