If you’re anything like me, you’re constantly looking for ways to cook outside of the box when it comes to Thanksgiving.
Sure, there’s the classic Sweet Potato Casserole (prepared in the crock pot…of course), but sometimes… do you ever just want to mix things up a bit? Throw caution to the wind?!
A few years ago I decided to do just that. I was in charge of bringing a the sweet potatoes to Thanksgiving dinner, so I made a classic sweet potato casserole, but I also wanted something that wasn’t full of brown sugar and marshmallows. Something savory, yet simple. A dish that let the sweet potato shine in their natural beauty.
I made these Simple and Savory Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Carrots to take in addition to the casserole (you gotta please everyone). It was a success, and these savory little bites have been a favorite of mine ever since.
The natural sweetness of the sweet potatoes and carrots are heightened when they are roasted at a high temperature. So while you do have a bit of sweetness, the olive oil and seasonings bring everything into balance.
Even my kids (all four of them) love this savory side dish. It’s quick and easy especially since I just use baby carrots. All I have to do is peel a sweet potato, chop up an onion and toss everything in a bowl.
These roasted sweet potatoes go great with any meal, not just turkey!
So if you’re looking to switch things up a bit this year, give this simple and savory roasted sweet potato side dish a try. You won’t be disappointed.