This recipe is the result of combining random ingredients I had on hand one day, and it's happily turned out to be one of my favorite sides. The combination of sweet, salty, and spicy is a winner. The thinly sliced onions get charred and crispy as the sweet potatoes and jalapeños roast, resulting in an unexpected combination of flavors and textures. Yummy to be sure.
You only need one sheet pan to make this recipe. It's so easy. As a bonus, your body benefits from the nutrient-packed sweet potatoes. This can be served hot or at room temperature. It's a great addition to rice bowls, wraps, and meal prep. I like to add an egg on top for a healthy, savory breakfast.
This recipe is vegan / plant-based.
Don't like heat? Simply substitute poblanos or another mild pepper for the jalapeños.
Step 1. Assemble the ingredients:
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Step 2. Cut sweet potatoes into 1" cubes. First cut 1" slices, then cut cubes from each slice.
Step 3. Cut ends (poles) off of the onion. Cut onion in half from pole to pole and remove the skin. Cut into thin slices.
Step 4. Cut stem end from jalapeño(s). Slice in half lengthwise; remove membrane and seeds with a paring knife. Thinly slice halved jalapeño(s) crosswise.
Step 6. Spray or brush a large (13x18) sheet pan with oil. Add cut sweet potatoes, jalapeños, and onions. Toss with tongs. Drizzle on olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic powder (or garlic pepper salt seasoning). Toss with tongs to evenly combine ingredients; spread out in a single layer.
Step 7. Bake at 450 degrees F for 25-35 minutes until a fork can easily be inserted in the potatoes and the onions are charred.
Done! So easy, right? These can be served hot or at room temperature.
A perfect tasty side! These sweet potatoes complement many meals. I like to add them to rice bowls and wraps, use them in meal prep, or top them with an egg for a savory, nutritious breakfast.
If you're a fan of sweet potatoes, check out my other recipes:
I love this new recipe that is a healthy take on a vegetable that is among the most nutrient-rich of them all. The addition of jalapeños and onions makes for an amazing combination.
Make it a Yummy day!