Sweet Potatoes with Pecans and Blue Cheese

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Enjoy the unexpected with the exceptional flavors of roasted sweet potatoes, blue cheese, and pecans. A scrumptious side dish recipe for any occasion.

Sweet Potatoes with Pecans and Blue Cheese
Bake Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
Servings:
6

Ingredients

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut lengthwise in thin wedges (1-1/2 lb.)

  • 1 small sweet onion, cut in 1-inch pieces (1/3 cup)

  • 4 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • cup pecan pieces

  • 1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar

  • 4 teaspoon cider vinegar

  • 1 ½ teaspoon honey

  • 1 clove garlic, minced (1/2 tsp.)

  • 2 tablespoon crumbled blue cheese or finely shredded white cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a 15x10x1-inch baking pan combine sweet potatoes and onion pieces. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil; sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Toss gently to combine. Spread mixture in a single layer. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring once.

  2. Meanwhile, in small skillet melt butter over medium heat. Stir in pecan pieces, brown sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes or until pecans are coated in the brown sugar mixture. Remove from heat; spread on foil and let stand to cool completely.

  3. For dressing, in a small bowl whisk together the vinegar, honey, garlic, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Slowly whisk in remaining 2 tablespoons of the olive oil until combined. Whisk in 1 tablespoon of the blue cheese.

  4. To serve, transfer potatoes and onions to serving plate. Drizzle with dressing. Sprinkle with pecans and remaining blue cheese. Makes 6 side-dish servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

241 Calories
16g Fat
23g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 241
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 487mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 50.5mg 4%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Potassium 344mg 7%
Folate, total 12.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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