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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Fresh Herbs

These roasted sweet potatoes have so much amazing flavor you likely won't miss the usual sugar-laden casserole on your Thanksgiving table.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: roasted sweet potato recipe, roasted sweet potatoes, roasted sweet potatoes with fresh herbs
Servings: 8 servings


  • 4-5 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 small or half large red bell pepper orange or yellow would also work!
  • 10-15 whole cloves of garlic
  • 2 tablespoon fresh rosemary or 1 tablespoon dried
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dry thyme
  • ½ teaspoon pink or sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar or maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • Cut sweet potatoes into cubes, and place into a bowl.
  • Chop red pepper, and fresh herbs, and add to bowl.
  • Peel garlic gloves and place in bowl.
  • Toss with olive oil and then place on a baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle evenly with salt, pepper, and sugar.
  • Roast at 400 for 35-45 min or until potatoes are tender. Enjoy!


* If available buy organic garlic. A lot of conventional garlic is doused in chemicals to stop sprouting and to whiten.