Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Pecans

Recipe courtesy of Harvard University Dining Services

sweet potato (sweet-potato.jpg)Serves 4

  • 4 sweet potatoes, scrubbed and cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup toasted pecans, coarsely chopped
  • Salt (optional) and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Toss the sweet potato pieces with the olive oil, salt (optional) and pepper, and place in a baking dish.

Roast for 10 minutes, stir, then remove from oven and toss the sweet potatoes with a spatula or tongs so that they will brown evenly. Return the sweet potatoes to the oven and roast until they are fork tender, about another 10 minutes.

Remove sweet potatoes from the oven and toss with the pecans. Return to the oven and roast another 7 to 10 minutes.

Remove the sweet potato mixture to a warm platter and serve immediately.

Nutritional information per serving:

Calories: 220 ⁄ Protein: 3 g ⁄ Carbohydrate: 33 g ⁄ Fiber: 5 g ⁄ Sodium: 20 mg*
Saturated fat: 1 g ⁄ Polyunsaturated fat: 2 g ⁄ Monounsaturated fat: 6 g
Trans fat: 0 g ⁄ Cholesterol: 0 mg

*with no salt; with a dash of salt in the entire recipe, 55 mg; with ¼ teaspoon salt in the entire recipe, 160 mg

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