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.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 425 degrees F.

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

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

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Nutrition Facts

289.6 calories; 3.8 g protein; 44.7 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 14.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2007
I made this without the almonds. I wasn't sure how well sweet potatoes and onions would work together, but to my surprise, they were delicious! I made this dish for my husband's birthday dinner, and they were a hit with everyone, including the inlaws and the kids. I would suggest lightly spraying the cookie sheet/baking dish, in addition to the oil used in the recipe, as the outermost edges of the potatoes and onions seemed to burn and stick to the cookie sheet. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/09/2006
The onions were quite tasty and it's a good dish if you like sweet potatoes not-so-sweet. I'm probably going to make this again with sweet onions only. Read More
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358 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 75
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2007
I made this without the almonds. I wasn't sure how well sweet potatoes and onions would work together, but to my surprise, they were delicious! I made this dish for my husband's birthday dinner, and they were a hit with everyone, including the inlaws and the kids. I would suggest lightly spraying the cookie sheet/baking dish, in addition to the oil used in the recipe, as the outermost edges of the potatoes and onions seemed to burn and stick to the cookie sheet. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2006
Out of this world!! The sweet potatoes and onions were carmelized and delicious and the almonds were a surprising crunch -- great combination! The sweetness of the amaretto was just right. I did cheat a little -- rather than toast the almonds I just added them to the last 20 minutes of baking. They were perfectly toasted without the extra step. Great recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2006
My family loved it I didn't have any amaretto so I used a little frozen O.J. I am not a big fan of thyme and I did find that it overpowered the recipe slightly. Next time I will cut the thyme back by a third and I think the O.J. was a nice touch. Definitely a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2006
Delicious! I made it without the amaretto and can't imagine how it could have been better! I left it uncovered to cook for almost one hour which made the potatoes nice and crisp. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/04/2010
These were good but I will uncover them sooner than after 30 minutes because I want everything to crisp up. The leftovers mixed with broth and pureed made AMAZING soup. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2005
I made this recipe in bulk for Thanksgiving dinner for 20. For anyone who doesn't really like the sickly-sweet candied yams normally served on holidays THIS IS THE BEST!! I am going to make it a regular part of my "normal" dinners too. It is easy and very very tasty!! Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2010
This is now one of my favorite side dishes an a refreshing alternative way to make sweet potatoes. I tried this the first time using a few tablespoons of orange juice and a little brown sugar as I didn't have Amaretto on hand. I used Amaretto the 2nd time, it's good either way but I preferred the O.J./brown sugar way best. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/01/2007
I didn't have amaretto so I used 3 tbsp (or so) of brown sugar and tossed with onion and sweet potatoes in large bowl. Next time I will use less onion. But overall my family loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2005
This was just awesome. I was a little skeptical about the combination of amaretto with the thyme and almonds, but it was so good. I followed the recipe exactly, only I did let it cook a little longer without the cover for a little more roasted flavor. Even my 11 year old ate the onions! Will definitely make again, and would be great for holiday meals. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/09/2006
The onions were quite tasty and it's a good dish if you like sweet potatoes not-so-sweet. I'm probably going to make this again with sweet onions only. Read More
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