This so good and so easy. I tried adding some sweet Italian onions to this (you know, the purple oven roasted sweet potatoes and onionsones) to give it some color, but once they were cooked the color either turned to a light or dark gray. Still, this has become one of my favorite ways to eat sweet potatoes or yams. I hate any version that uses brown sugar or marshmallow. Sweet potatoes and yams are usually sweet enough with just a little butter on them. Sometimes I add a quarter cup or so of raisins, especially if I happened to get one of those sweet potatoes that has lost its sweetness along the way. One thing I like about this is that there are only five ingredients (six if you add the raisins) and, other than cutting the onions, is especially easy. Try to use a variety of  sweet onions, but the heavy tear-jerkers will work, too.

  • Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 cup)


  • 4 medium peeled sweet potatoes, cut into 2-inch pieces (about 2 1/4 pounds)
  • 2 medium sweet onions, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 1 pound)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic-pepper blend (such as McCormick)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup raisins (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 425°.
  • Combine all ingredients in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish, tossing to coat.
  • Bake at 425° for 35 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.

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