Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Onions


This delicious side dish is packed with nutrition. Sweet potatoes, onions and almonds are powerhouses of antioxidants and other nutrients -- in fact, almonds are among the most nutrient-dense foods, containing high concentrations of vitamins and minerals per calorie. Plus, olive oil and almonds contain monounsaturated fat -- the good type.

6 servings


  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut in 1-inch chunks

  • 2 medium Vidalia or other sweet onions, cut in 1-inch chunks

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • ¼ cup amaretto liqueur

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • ¼ cup sliced almonds, toasted


  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. Toss first 6 ingredients in a shallow medium-sized baking dish.

  3. Cover; bake 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 20 minutes more. Sprinkle with almonds


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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

290 Calories
9g Fat
45g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 290
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Sodium 15mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 17mg 83%
Calcium 77mg 6%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 652mg 14%

* 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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