These Whole30 compliant roasted sweet potatoes are one of my favorite ways to meal prep vegetables. It is a super easy technique that's packed with flavor and nutrients. For those practicing Whole30, this is a Whole30 compliant side that's great for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
If you follow the WW plan, sweet potatoes are a zero point food on the Purple Plan. While this is a Weight Watchers friendly side, if you are on Purple, this can be your go-to way of eating more sweet potatoes.
Whole30 Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are great for those following Whole30--they are versatile, nutrient dense, and high in fiber. This Whole30 approved roasted sweet potato recipe using Extra Virgin Olive Oil, but you can also use ghee or coconut oil too. If you are not following Whole30, feel free to use any higher smoke point oil.
Savory Roasted Sweet Potatoes
This is a savory roasted sweet potato dish. The chili powder, cumin, smoke paprika, and garlic all compliment the sweet potatoes so well. Sweet potatoes can be, well, sweet and this balances the flavor to make it something you can eat with any meal.
While the flavor profile it elite, you can totally switch it up based on your own personal preference. Don't worry about the heat from the chipotle chili powder. I purposely kept it small to add just a small pinch of heat to combat the sweetness--these are not spicy. For more kick, go for a full teaspoon of chili powder.
How to Serve Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Roasted sweet potatoes is a versatile side that you can easily meal prep. Here are my favorite ways to eat roasted sweet potatoes:
- Sweet Potato Turkey Chorizo Hash
- Breakfast Burritos
- Vegetable Side
- Buddha Bowls
- Salads that aren't boring
- Added to soups and chili
- 3 large sweet potatoes (about 2.5 lb)
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1/2 onion, sliced
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- Preheat oven at 400 °F.
- Slice sweet potatoes in 1 inch rounds and quarter them. You can go smaller, but that will affect the timing.
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and coat evenly.
- Spread out sweet potatoes on a baking sheet. Make sure you leave space between the sweet potatoes to not overcrowd them.
- Roast for 20 minutes, flip the sweet potatoes, and roast for another 25-35 minutes. The timing depends on the size and consistency of the sweet potato pieces. You want the pieces to be crispy on the outside but tender on the inside.
Because of the timing of this, it would be hard to roast these with a meat without the meat drying out. I like to fry up turkey chorizo, diced ham, bacon, or Canadian bacon to add before serving and top with an egg.
If you have caramelized onions, you can add them instead of raw onions and they are crispy, chewy, and amazing--trust me.
Serving Size:1/6 of sheet pan
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 218Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 295mgCarbohydrates: 41gNet Carbohydrates: 35gFiber: 6gSugar: 9gProtein: 4g