This recipe for Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Pears would make a great side dish for Thanksgiving!
I used to think I didn’t like sweet potatoes, because the only way I’d ever eaten them was the typical Thanksgiving side dish where they are covered with brown sugar and marshamallows. That dish is way too sweet for me, but it turns out that I love sweet potatoes when are served so that their natural flavor shines through. Now I eat roasted, bake or sauteed sweet potatoes all the time, and enjoy them quite a bit.
This recipe combines them with pears for a natural sweetness that is not overpowering. It is probably best to use pears that aren’t quite ripe so they don’t get too soft and mushy the oven. I know at our grocery store it is hard to find pears that are actually ripe, so that is not a problem. I used red Starkrimson pears, just because they looked so pretty at the store that I wanted to buy them.
This is an easy to make recipe, and would make a great choice for a Thanksgiving side dish!
Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Pears
- 3 Sweet Potatoes
- 2 pears
- 3 shallots
- 2 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- Preheat the oven to 400.
- Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into 1 inch cubes.
- Peel and core the pears and cut them into 1 inch cubes.
- Dice the shallots finely.
- Combine the sweet potatoes, pears, shallots, olive oil, salt, pepper and thyme in a bowl and mix well.
- Spread the mixture in a 8 x 20 casserole dish and roast for 25-30 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
What side dishes are you planning to serve for Thanksgiving this year?