These roasted sweet potatoes are baked with just a hint of maple sweetness then tossed with an awesome caramelized shallot reduction. A healthy & easy side dish that will complement any meal.
I love sweet potatoes! Do you know how good they are for you? They are one of the important super foods that you should incorporate into your diet. Full of Vitamins C & D and antioxidants, important to your immune system, high in iron that aids in metabolizing protein for energy, packed with magnesium for regulating stress levels and their sweetness is derived from natural sugars that are released slowly into the bloodstream helping to regulate blood sugar spikes that may lead to weight gain. What more could you want? Oh, and they taste terrific!
When I was making my ham for Easter I wanted to serve sweet potatoes but not the sugar-laden casserole that tastes more like dessert than a side dish. I wanted something healthier that would still be tasty, with just a hint of sweetness, but minus the boatload of calories. And I wanted to make them just a little more fancy than just plain roasted potatoes. I dithered a little on what to add but when I saw this balsamic reduction when searching the web it looked like the perfect combo. And boy was it ever! The shallots were caramelized to bring out their sweetness and a touch of tangy flavor from the vinegar was the perfect foil. All this added to my roasted sweet potatoes made them disappear super quick.
They are easy to make, as the oven does all the work, and can be served with or without the shallots (but really you have to include them!) And they go great with lamb chops, as you see here, ham, pork roast and even chicken.
Love anything that has to do with sweet potatoes? If so, you’ve got to try these Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes for your next Meatless Monday meal or these yummy Sweet Potato Muffins for a healthier breakfast! Enjoy!
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