Sweet Roasted Camote

A twist on a traditional Thanksgiving or Easter side dish. Camote (sweet potato)is a delicious nutty, slightly sweet vegetable that can be used in place of chestnuts or yam.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
12 servings


  • 6 camote, peeled and sliced 1/2-inch thick

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup chopped pineapple

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • 3 tablespoons melted butter

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Place camote in a large pot and cover with water. Add salt and bring to a boil. Cook over medium heat until crisp-tender, about 10 minutes; do not overcook. Drain and transfer camote to a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  3. Combine pineapple, brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon in a bowl; pour over the camote in the baking dish and toss to coat. Cover with aluminum foil.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until soft and bubbly, about 1 hour. Remove aluminum foil and bake 15 minutes more.

Cook's Note:

You may substitute fresh yellow yams for the camote. Feel free to use fresh or canned pineapple.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

196 Calories
3g Fat
41g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 196
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 295mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 6mg 28%
Calcium 58mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 520mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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