Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts (Video)
Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts uses two of my favorite winter vegetables with balsamic and Parmesan to bump up the flavor! If you like these ingredients you’ll love combining them for a special side dish.
I was on the phone with my sister Sandee talking about Thanksgiving food, and she cautioned me not to bring too many things because she knows that when I’m thinking of holiday food I have a habit of always adding just *one more thing* to the menu. I guess I’m like that here too, because it seems like before every major holiday I get one or two last minute ideas that make it on to the blog. And when the idea of combining roasted sweet potatoes and roasted Brussels Sprouts popped into my mind, I just had to try it.
I tested out the Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts with Jake and my brother Rand and all three of us thought this combination was just the bomb! We loved it with the Parmesan, but everyone agreed Feta would also be delicious, so that’s the version I’ll be trying next time! And this recipe could not be easier. You can even cut up the Brussels Sprouts the day before if you’re going to be busy making the rest of the meal.
And of course this would make a great side dish any time these vegetables are in season! Check out Favorite Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes to see more of my favorite dishes that use sweet potatoes!
How to Make Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts:
(Scroll down for complete recipe with nutritional information.)
- Peel sweet potatoes and cut into chunks, then toss with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper.
- Spread out on a baking sheet and roast sweet potatoes at 450F/220C for 20 minutes.
- While sweet potatoes roast, trim stems of the Brussels Sprouts, cut in half, and toss with the rest of the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper.
- Mix on the roasting pan with the sweet potatoes and roast about 20 minutes more, or until sweet potatoes are cooked through and both vegetables are slightly browned.
- Serve hot, sprinkled with Parmesan cheese (or Feta!)
More Roasted Vegetable Combinations to Try:
- 1 lb. orange sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into pieces about 1 inch across.
- 1 lb. brussels sprouts, ends trimmed and cut in half lengthwise
- 2 T olive oil, divided
- 1 T balsamic vinegar, divided
- salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
- 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 450F/220C.
- Spray an extra-large baking sheet with olive oil or non-stick spray.
- Peel sweet potatoes and cut into chunks about 1 inch across.
- Put the sweet potatoes into a bowl and toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1.5 teaspoons balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper.
- Spread sweet potatoes out on the baking sheet and roast for 20 minutes.
- While the sweet potatoes are roasting, wash the Brussels Sprouts and spin dry or pat dry with paper towels.
- Trim the ends, then cut Brussels Sprouts in half lengthwise. (Discard any leaves that fall off; they tend to burn in the hot oven.)
- Toss the cut Brussels Sprouts with the other tablespoon of olive oil, the other 1.5 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.
- When sweet potatoes have cooked for 20 minutes, remove the baking sheet and toss sweet potatoes with the Brussels Sprouts.
- Roast 20 minutes more, or until the sweet potatoes are cooked through and both vegetables are slightly browned. (If your oven runs hot, I would check them after 15 minutes.)
- Serve hot, sprinkled with the Parmesan (or Feta) as desired.
Orange Sweet Potatoes are sometimes called yams or sweet yams in U.S. grocery stores but they are sweet potatoes and not yams!
Recipe created by Kalyn.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 111Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 165mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 3g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This recipe for Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts as written is probably a bit high in carbs for traditional low-carb diets plans, but you can easily make this lower in carbs by using more Brussels sprouts and less sweet potatoes. Even though sweet potatoes are considered to be a good carb, they’re limited to Phase 2 or 3 for the original South Beach Diet. If you’d like this to be Paleo or Whole 30 approved, omit the Parmesan.
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