Simple Garlic-Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Thyme roasted sweet potatoes

In this simple preparation, oven-roasting naturally delicious sweet potatoes enhances them all the more. Embellished with a little onion, garlic, and fresh thyme, it’s really all you need to create fantastic side dish.

Serves: 6 or more

  • 4 large sweet potatoes, peeled or scrubbed, and cut into large bite-sized chunks
  • 1 medium yellow or red onion, quartered and sliced thickly
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 to 4 cloves garlic, sliced
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Leaves from several fresh thyme sprigs, plus a few sprigs for garnish (see Note)

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Arrange the sweet potatoes and onion in a parchment-lined roasting pan.

Drizzle with with the olive oil. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring every few minutes, or until just tender with a bit of firmness. This will depend on the size of the chunks.

Add the garlic to the sweet potato mixture and stir in. Continue to roast for 5 to 10 minutes longer, or until golden-brown spots touch the sweet potatoes’ surfaces and are tender on the inside.

Transfer to a serving container. Season gently with salt and pepper and stir in fresh thyme leaves to taste. Garnish with a few sprigs of thyme and serve at once.

Note: Fresh thyme is generally available year-round in the produce section of well-stocked supermarkets, but if you can’t find it, use a sprinkling of dried thyme or substitute fresh or dried rosemary.

Simple garlic-roasted sweet potatoes

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