Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon Maple Drizzle and tossed with dried cranberries and pecans. The perfect Fall side dish recipe! These roasted sweet potatoes make a beautiful Thanksgiving side dish.
Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Pecans and Cranberries
This is such an easy, healthy side dish made with cinnamon-roasted sweet potatoes, toasted pecans, and sweet, tart dried cranberries.
Bring on the holidays! This is the time of year when almost everything revolves around food. I will be sharing some indulgent and decadent recipes for the upcoming holidays, but also some good-for-you recipes that will help keep things balanced!
Thanksgiving is known for its turkey and calorie-laden sides, such as green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, brown sugar candied pecan sweet potatoes, and decadent pies. However, I wanted to lighten things up with a healthier option.
These Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes are a no-sugar-added, gluten-free, dairy-free alternative to the over-the-top side dishes.
These Roasted Sweet Potatoes are made with simple ingredients -- sweet potatoes, a drizzle of olive oil, real maple syrup, toasted pecans, cinnamon, and dried cranberries. My favorite way to eat vegetables is to roast them. It brings out their natural flavors and makes vegetables taste that much better.
Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Cranberries and Pecans Ingredients:
- Sweet Potatoes
- Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
- Real Maple Syrup
- Dried Cranberries
I suggest using 100% real maple syrup because it gives this rich, warm flavor without the added sugars.
Most sweet potato side dish recipes call for a hefty dose of butter and brown sugar. This recipe calls for 100% real maple syrup, which comes straight from the source. It brings out the warmth of the sweet potatoes and tastes just like Fall food should taste.
Growing up, my Mom's oven was always loaded to the brim with the turkey and side dishes. She always had to borrow some oven space from a neighbor in order to cook all the essential Thanksgiving sides. I watched in awe as she scrambled around the kitchen, preparing the feast.
I had to figure out a better way! I found that I could roast these cinnamon sweet potatoes on an indoor grill -- the De'Longhi Livenza Compact All-Day Grill. I can roast my sweet potatoes on this grill in less time than in the oven and it isn't heating up my kitchen. I was shocked how fast my sweet potatoes cooked on the grill and they tasted amazing!
How to Roast Sweet Potatoes in the Oven:
- Heat oven to 400 degrees.
- Cut the sweet potatoes into bite-size pieces.
- Place on light-colored baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes. Flip the sweet potatoes halfway through baking time.
- Several minutes before the sweet potatoes are done baking, remove them from the oven and sprinkle them with cinnamon, and drizzle on maple syrup.
- Remove from the oven and toss with pecans and cranberries.
This is a quick and easy healthier sweet potato side dish that everyone will love!
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I commented but forgot to rate! here are my 5 stars.
Exactly what I was looking for!!! Definitely adding this to my recipe roster. Amazing flavor, zero fuss, nutritious ingredients. I highly recommend making this recipe.
JANET ANN D
I can't say enough good about this dish! It is not only beautiful to look at, but it is DELICIOUS. Everyone commented on it and even those who SAID they don't like sweet potatoes, loved it.
This was a hit at our Friendsgiving. Great recipe!
Thank you! for this great recipe!
This is what I wrote when sharing your recipe to Facebook:
This dish has been a hit everywhere! (It’s my latest go-to for dish-to-share events because my spouse doesn’t like sweet potatoes & I love them).
This is NOT your usual sweet potato casserole! It’s not sweet, moist*, or a casserole. It’s 3 perfectly complimentary ingredients mixed together.
Everyone has asked what’s in it; and all have been surprised it’s sweet potatoes. Those who don’t care for sweet potatoes have been surprised that they like it.
* Because I had sweetened cranberries & (did the math &) I scaled the maple syrup back to 2.5 tsp. I’ve also used a mix of orange & purple sweet potatoes for added contrast
Hw do you use vanilla bean in this recipe? Mentioned in ingredients list, then never again...
Hi Laurie! You are right...I will add the specifics. I scrape an entire vanilla bean right before serving and toss it with the sweet potatoes. I hope that helps!
Sounds delish, thanx - will debut this dish on T-Day!
Do you peel the potatoes?
Sorry be annoying, but about how many pounds of sweet potatoes are needed for this delicious sounding recipe? I want to make them this weekend.
I have another question. How much vanilla extract can use instead of vanilla bean?
Hi Carol! Great question! I would suggest 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Drizzle it on after baking to make sure you have the optimal flavor and it doesn't burn off. Toss it with the sweet potatoes. 🙂
Could I use fresh cranberries?
Absolutely! It would be delicious. You can even cut the cranberries in half or keep them whole. Great idea!