Dear Crissy

Roasted Broccoli and Sweet Potatoes

Do you ever get bored with the same old steamed vegetables? I know I do, and that’s why I’ve been such a fan of roasting my veggies lately. One of my favorite roasted vegetable combinations is this easy roasted broccoli and sweet potatoes dish.

Roasted Broccoli and Sweet Potatoes

I find that I really prefer the texture and flavor of roasted vegetables, and while you may not think broccoli and sweet potatoes sound like a match made in heaven—actually—they are!

Roasted Broccoli and Sweet Potatoes: Nutrition

This roasted broccoli and sweet potatoes dish is not only an amazingly-tasty as a side, it’s also super good for you. Any time I can get two superfoods on the same plate for my kids, I consider it a huge win!

As you probably know, sweet potatoes are loaded with vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and potassium.

Of course, broccoli is equally healthy, packed with vitamin A, vitamin C, bone-building vitamin K, and lots of fiber to fill you up and help control your weight.

My recipe for roasted broccoli and sweet potatoes is very basic, because my kids’ prefer their foods easy on the garlic and seasonings, but, keep in mind you can add garlic and your favorite herbs to dress-up the dish—it’s really quite simple and certainly versatile.

Hope you enjoy this tasty roasted broccoli and sweet potatoes recipe!

Roasted broccoli and sweet potatoes

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

2 large sweet potatoes, cubed

3 large heads of broccoli, chopped

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon chopped garlic (optional)

1 teaspoon chopped rosemary, dry thyme, or your favorite herb(s) (optional)


Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 350.


Add cubed sweet potatoes and chopped broccoli to a medium bowl with oil, salt, pepper and optional garlic and herbs. Toss to coat vegetables evenly.


Spread the cubed sweet potato and chopped broccoli on nonstick baking sheet (or use parchment paper on baking sheet.)


Roast in the oven for 30-40 minutes until tender and brown.


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3 Comments

  1. Nancy Reid — June 7, 2013 @ 3:29 pm (#)

    Had to pin this one! My kind of side dish. Thanks dear.

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  2. Moe — August 20, 2013 @ 4:36 pm (#)

    I’ll have to try this with Broccoli.

    I always roast sweet potatoes with Cauliflower and add a little curry powder & thyme, salt, pepper and EVOO. SOOOO GOOD!

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  3. Claudia — May 6, 2016 @ 9:29 am (#)

    I am planning to serve this terrific roasted broccoli/sweet potatoe combination at my next dinner party. There will be 8 adults — so will need a large quantity. Any roasting or after care suggestions for handling the quantity to serve veggies at their best? Thanks!

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