The Wilde Olive Blog: Roasted Rosemary Sweet Potatoes


Roasted Rosemary Sweet Potatoes

Friday, November 2, 2012

The Holiday Season is officially upon us. The costumes have been worn, the treats have been gathered and the tricks have been played. Now it’s time to loosen your belt or convert to stretchy pants. We are preparing for the greatest American holiday, Thanksgiving.

As you may have noticed, I've started adding a few recipes here. I’d like to share things I love and file them away so I can find them from year to year. I have a tendency to lose recipes. On any given holiday, you can find me searching through old Southern Livings looking for that great _____ dish we made last year. (My mom and mil both have a collection of old Southern Livings. And I have quit a few - but I haven't a clue to where they are.)

A staple in my families is definitely sweet potato casserole and while I’m sure we aren't ready to give that up yet, I’d like to offer a healthier/less sugar filled alternative. We’re talking a difference in about 100 - 150 calories per 1 cup serving! I'm going to need those calories for dessert (or breakfast). 

While living in Memphis, my husband and I frequented a little restaurant/bakery/coffee shop called CafĂ© Eclectic. They have a little side dish there called “Roasted Taters” which consists of russet and sweet potatoes simply seasoned with rosemary, salt and pepper. Every time we ordered it I secretly wished for more sweet potatoes. Something about the sweet and crispy with the juxtaposition of the rosemary was just divine. So, I attempted duplication. Sweet potatoes only.  

It was actually quite simple. 

The best part. This is perfect for my one year old. Sweet Potatoes = Super Food. They are baked with Light Country Crock Spread and there's only a dab of salt. Jonah MUST eat what we eat. He insists.


  1. Mmmm, it's hard to stuffing, turnip, cheesy potatoes and broccoli/cauliflower casserole! LOVE thanksgiving dinner, period!

  2. How about pecan pie and cheesy potatoes!

  3. Hmm... I looove to bake, and make the most awesome pumpkin roll every year :)

  4. I love to make all variations of potatoes! Especially mashed and cheesy ones!

  5. I think it's great that they have all of those recipes on their site! My favorite part of thanksgiving is the sweetpotato casserole. YUM!

  6. Pumpkin Pie is my favorite dessert!

  7. Mmmm.....pumpkin pie and my mom's cranberry salad are my favorite at Thanksgiving

  8. Chess pie is my favorite! Can only take small doses though since it is sooo sweet

  9. I love homemade macaroni and cheese. Not a traditional Thanksgiving dish but its my favorite. And all of the desserts of course.

  10. I love homemade pumpkin pie. Yum!


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