Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Lemon Herb Ranch Drizzle

Shanthi Appelo
Shanthi Appelo

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These sweet potatoes are cubed, tossed in heart-healthy olive oil, herbs and spices, then roasted to perfection until golden and caramelized. Unlike many Thanksgiving dishes with sweet potatoes, this recipe leans on the natural sweetness of the fall crop by omitting excess added sugar. The lemon herb ranch drizzle adds an acidic element for balance. The nuts and chives add a nice crunch and flavor punch to these tender veggies.

Total Time:

50 minutes

Prep Time:

15 minutes

Serving Amount
  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed to ¾ inch

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil

  • 1 tps. honey

  • 1 tsp. garlic powder

  • 1 tsp. onion powder

  • 1 tsp. paprika powder

  • 12 tsp. dried thyme

  • 12 tsp. dried rosemary

  • red pepper flakes

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 small garlic clove, crushed

  • 1 tsp. lemon juice

  • 14 tsp. oregano

  • 2 Tbsp. mayonnaise

  • 3 Tbsp. water

  • 2 Tbsp. chives, chopped

  • 14 cup chopped hazelnuts or shaved almonds

  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 425°F.

  • Step 2

    In a large bowl, toss the sweet potato cubes with olive oil, honey, garlic, onion and paprika powder, dried thyme and rosemary, red pepper flakes and salt and pepper to taste.

  • Step 3

    Spread the cubes in an even layer on the sheet pan and bake 30 to 35 minutes, tossing halfway, until tender, golden and lightly browned on the edges.

  • Step 4

    While the potatoes are roasting, prepare the dressing. In a bowl, combine crushed garlic, oregano, lemon juice, mayonnaise, salt and pepper to taste. Add a little water at a time until it has reached your desired consistency. Mix until smooth.

  • Step 5

    Put the potatoes on a serving plate. Drizzle the dressing over it then top with chives and nuts.

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