By Jodee Weiland
There are so many wonderful ways to cook a sweet potato, but around this time of year everyone is thinking about eating healthier. An oven roasted sweet potato is a great way to have a healthy sweet potato with your meal. These sweet potatoes are so delicious, you won’t miss the brown sugar, butter, or marshmallows at all. Sweet potatoes are definitely sweet enough on their own, so why not roast them with a few seasonings and have my Delicious Oven Roasted Sweet Potato Slices with Thyme!
It doesn’t take much to make a delicious oven roasted sweet potato. All you need is some extra-virgin olive oil and the right seasonings. Thyme is an excellent seasoning to add flavor to a sweet potato. Add some garlic and onion powder as well, and the flavor is outstanding! Lightly use some sea salt, but ever so lightly, and ground pepper to taste, and the result is perfection!
2 to 4 sweet potatoes peeled (depending on the number of people and size of the potatoes)
Extra virgin olive oil
Garlic powder to taste (1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon)
Onion powder to taste (1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon)
Ground thyme to taste (1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon)
Sea salt lightly and black pepper to taste
These are the basic seasonings, but you can add any other seasonings you may like. Preheat your oven to 475 degrees. Prepare your baking sheets with parchment cooking paper. Cut the each potato in ½” slices to create your oven roasted sweet potato slices just before you are ready to cook. You may do this sooner and leave in cold water, but I prefer to do it just before baking.
Put the slices in a large bowl and pour some olive oil over the slices. Toss the slices until all of them are coated with some olive oil. They do not need to be drenched, but just coated. Once coated in olive oil, season the slices with the above seasonings to taste. It does not take much of any of the seasonings to add flavor, so add seasonings carefully. Place the slices evenly on your baking sheets. You may add any additional seasonings you may like, but if serving guests, I suggest you always ask about preferences as some people may not like or tolerate well certain seasonings. When done seasoning, place the baking sheets in the oven for about 16 to 20 minutes or until fork tender. Watch them carefully when baking so that you do not burn them.
My Delicious Oven Roasted Sweet Potato Slices with Thyme are so good, you will want to eat sweet potatoes like this forever! Not only are they delicious, but they are healthy as well. What more could you want? We love these sweet potato slices, and we are seriously considering doing the sweet potatoes this way next Thanksgiving as well. Give them a try and see what you think! Enjoy!