Created by: Emily Caruso, Jelly Toast
Many folks think that sweet potatoes belong only to Thanksgiving, but I’m here to tell you they can be enjoyed all year round, especially on any of the major holidays.
Sweet potatoes are often whipped, fluffed, studded with marshmallows and sweetened beyond recognition on Thanksgiving. Don’t get me wrong, I adore classic Thanksgiving sweet potato casserole. But when turkey day is over, I like my sweet potatoes a bit savory when the next holiday rolls around.
Sweet potatoes fit with many main course dishes – pork, beef and of course, turkey. These Roasted Sweet Potato Home Fries are short on prep time but long on flavor. Spiced up with some pantry staples, they can be served with any meal of the day.
I’m looking forward to having houseguests for the holidays for the very first time this year. My sister-in-law and her family will be here and there's nothing I love more than visiting in the morning over a great breakfast. Holiday breakfasts with family are so fun, and I love the idea of having something simple but special ready when everyone comes downstairs. I plan to have a batch of these sweet potato home fries roasting in the oven, ready to serve with fried eggs and toast along with generous cups of coffee.
If a holiday breakfast isn't on your agenda, make a big batch of roasted sweet potato home fries to go with your holiday ham or pork tenderloin. The spices and flavors in this recipe can be adjusted to fit with spices you already have in your pantry. Dried rosemary and thyme are fantastic if oregano isn't handy. I love the unexpected spice of Chesapeake Bay seasoning, but cayenne or some crushed red pepper can also add an amazing kick to this recipe.
No matter what your holiday plans are, having a great, versatile side dish like these sweet potatoes is always a good thing.
- 3 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
- 1 tsp. Kroger Chesapeake Bay Seasoning
- ½ tsp. kosher salt
- ½ tsp. garlic powder
- ½ tsp. black pepper
- ¼ tsp. dried oregano
- Preheat the oven to 400° F. Pour 1 tablespoon olive oil into the bottom of a glass 9”x13” baking dish. Use a spoon to spread the olive oil around the bottom of the dish. Set aside.
- Mix together the sweet potatoes, the remaining olive oil, Chesapeake Bay seasoning, salt, garlic powder, black pepper and oregano in a large bowl until the potatoes are well coated. Pour the sweet potatoes into the prepared baking dish and spread in one layer.
- Bake the sweet potatoes for 45-50 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they're cooked through and golden brown.