Whole30 & Paleo Herb roasted sweet potatoes

7 Jan

What a delicious side dish, and it looks pretty to boot! When I was grocery shopping the store was out of regular sweet potatoes and yams, but they had purple sweet potatoes! Go figure, purple is normally hard to find.  You don’t have to go in search of purple sweet potatoes to make this dish, regular sweet potatoes, white sweet potatoes, and yams will all work.

Whole30 herb roasted sweet potatoes

Whole30 herb roasted sweet potatoes

Ingredients:

3-4 pounds sweet potato, washed and sliced to 1/4″ thick rounds with mandolin (so as not to slice my finger I did not slice the end of the potato so while I started closer to 4 pounds, I did not cook the full 4 pounds).

1/3 cup ghee

1 tbl. fresh sage, minced

1 tbl. fresh thyme, minced

1 tbl. fresh parsley, minced

Extra virgin olive oil

Kosher salt

Pepper

Method:

Preheat oven to 400°F.  Slice your sweet potatoes and toss with just enough olive oil to give a light coat, seasoning with salt and pepper.  Arrange the potatoes upright in a casserole dish (I used a 9×9″).  Over medium heat melt the ghee in a small saucepan.  Once melted add the herbs and let sit over heat 1-2 minutes.  Pour the herb/ghee mixture over potatoes and bake at 400°F for 50 minutes.  I did not grease my Corningware casserole dish, and my potatoes didn’t stick very much.  If you’re concerned about sticking you can grease the dish with coconut oil before adding the potatoes.

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