Friday, February 5, 2010

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Honey & Cinnamon

We made these for Thansgiving and they were a big hit. I've made them several times since then. The kids eat them right up! And the best part...none of those pesky marshmellows. Now, I like marshmellows as much as the next girl, but who needs kids hopped up on sugar right before bed? Not me!!

image courtesy of Food Network

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Honey & Cinnamon
4 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling potatoes after cooked
1/4 cup honey
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Lay the sweet potatoes out in a single layer on a roasting tray. Drizzle the oil, honey, cinnamon, salt and pepper over the potatoes. Roast for 25 to 30 minutes in oven or until tender.
3. Take sweet potatoes out of the oven and transfer them to a serving platter. Drizzle with more extra-virgin olive oil.

*Note: to speed up the cooking process, we zap 'em in the microwave for 5-10 minutes, then put them in the oven for the last little bit. They taste just as good that way and it's faster.

Oh, and I know it's WAY past Thansgiving, but I just keep having to pull this recipe up on Food Network's website, so I figure storing it here will be way easier.


Jenn said...

Dude, the marshmellow is my favorite part of eating sweet potatoes! But, this looks yummy so I might have to try it :)

stewbert said...

mmmmmmmmm ... i LOVE sweet potatoes. i roasted some (whole) this week. hubby just peels them and eats them. kids don't touch them. i mashed mine with some buttery stuff and sea salt. SO good.

Kellie said...

I went to make these today and found my sweet potatoes had prematurely molded. Not happy.