Sweet Potatoes are some of my favorite things to eat year round. Last night I was trying to figure out what I was going to make for dinner. I wanted it to be simple. It didn’t need to be done in 15 minutes, I just wanted something that didn’t require me to stand in the kitchen all evening.
I remembered that I had an extra large sweet potato and I began thinking about what I could do with it. In the end I decided to dice it up and roast in the oven.
Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- 1 Extra Large Sweet Potato (or 3 medium)
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 Tbsp Rosemary (dried or fresh)
- 1 Tbsp Kosher Salt
- 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
1. Prepare a sheet pan with some parchment paper and set aside.
2. Peel your sweet potato and dice it up. Try to keep the dice all the same so that they cook evenly and all at the same time.
3. Pour potatoes into a bowl and drizzle the olive oil over them.
4. Stir the potatoes around with a wooden spoon until the olive oil is evenly distributed.
5. Sprinkle in the rosemary, salt and ground pepper. Give it all another stir to make sure that all the spices are evenly distributed.
6. Pour potatoes onto your sheet pan and spread into one layer.
7. Pop in the oven for 15 minutes.
8. Then pull the sheet pan out and with a spatula flip the potatoes as best you can.
9. Put the sheet pan back in the oven for another 20 minutes and when that time is up, they are done.
Once my sweet potatoes were done, I remembered that I had a microwaveable bag of Brown Rice & Quinoa by Seeds of Change. I love this stuff! I love that it takes 90 seconds to make in the microwave and that I can add whatever I want to it to kick it up a notch or just eat it as is.
I scooped about ¼ cup of sweet potatoes off the sheet pan and into a bowl, poured in the pouch of Brown Rice & Quinoa and then about another ¼ cup of sweet potatoes on top. I sprinkled a little more kosher salt over it all, mixed it around and then ate it up.
It was delicious!
If you don’t have access to the Seeds of Change pouch, you can always make some brown rice or quinoa on the stove or , I know there are other pouch products that can be substituted.
This is a great fall meal. Early dinner and then a walk, YES!
It makes for a great lunch too because I had a lot of left over sweet potato so I can just pack it up in a little container and take a pouch to work with me and VOILA! Instant lunch!