Sweet potatoes with roasted grapes, honey, and pecans
Sweet potatoes (mashed, roasted, or baked) are even better when topped with roasted grapes, honey and pecans.
Servings: 4 people
- 1.5 lbs sweet potatoes 2 medium
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1/4 cup milk nut milk ok
- 1/2 tsp salt
Grapes & Other Goodies
- 1.5 lbs grapes see note
- 1 Tbsp oil see note
- 1/4 cup pecans chopped
- 1-2 Tbsp honey
STEP 1 - ROAST GRAPESSet oven to 400 degrees. Place washed grapes (on stems is fine) on a baking sheet and toss with a nut oil, olive oil, or any high heat oil you want, honestly. Roast for 20 - 40 minutes (no need to wait for oven to preheat, just throw them in). They are actually hard to over-cook, by the way. STEP 2 - PREP & COOK POTATOESPeel sweet potatoes and cut into 1" cubes (or smaller if you want them to cook faster). Put sweet potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with 2 inches of water. Bring to a oil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender. 10-20 minutes depending on the size of your cubes. Drain and return potatoes to pan. OPTIONAL STEP - TOAST PECANSToasting nuts intensifies their flavor, but they can burn easily. Toss chopped pecans on the grape-pan that is roasting in the oven. Set a timer for 3 minutes and check to make sure the nuts aren't burning. Then set a timer for 1 more minute at a time if you aren't done with the next step STEP 4 - ADD DAIRY & MASHAdd butter to the pan with the sweet potatoes and melt it over medium-low heat. Add milk and salt, then mash. STEP 5 - COMBINE & SERVERemove the grapes from the oven. Top sweet potatoes with grapes, chopped pecans, and honey. Serve.
- Grapes: I like to pick out several kinds of grapes and roast them all, as each one tastes slightly different, adding complexity to the dish. If grapes are sold by the pound (which they almost always are), you can just take however much you want out of those pre-portioned bags - you don't have to buy the whole bag. #ShoppingTips!
- I use Walnut or Pecan oil by La Tourangelle, but when I run out, I use extra virgin olive oil. Anything will be fine, honestly.
Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 425mg | Potassium: 821mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 19615IU | Vitamin C: 8.7mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1.6mg