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Sweet Potato Roast with Parsley Pesto - Tender, extra-flavorful roasted sweet potatoes with olive oil, a touch of butter, fragrant berbere spice, and topped with the most delicious parsley pesto.

Sweet Potato Roast with Parsley Pesto

Katerina | Diethood
Tender, extra-flavorful roasted sweet potatoes with olive oil, a touch of butter, fragrant spices, and topped with the most delicious parsley pesto.
Servings : 12 Servings
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins

Ingredients
  

FOR THE SWEET POTATOES
  • 4 pounds sweet potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Private Selection African Inspired Berbere Blend
  • salt and pepper, to taste
FOR THE PARSLEY PESTO
  • 2 cups packed Italian parsley
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/3 cup fancy shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Private Selection African Inspired Berbere Blend
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

Instructions
 

FOR THE SWEET POTATOES
  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • Combine olive oil, melted butter, garlic, berbere blend, salt, and pepper in a small mixing bowl; stir to combine.
  • Pour 2 tablespoons of the mixture in the bottom of a 2-quart baking dish. 
  • Arrange sweet potato slices in the dish and brush potatoes with the remaining olive oil mixture. 
  • Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes.
  • Remove foil and increase oven temperature to 450F.
  • Roast potatoes for an additional 15 minutes, or until potatoes are slightly browned.
FOR THE PARSLEY PESTO
  • Combine parsley, walnuts, parmesan cheese, garlic, olive oil, berbere blend, salt, and pepper in a food processor; process until completely combined.
  • Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.
  • Brush the tops of the prepared sweet potatoes with the parsley pesto OR serve it on the side. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1 g | Calories: 321 kcal | Carbohydrates: 31 g | Protein: 3 g | Fat: 20 g | Saturated Fat: 4 g | Cholesterol: 7 mg | Sodium: 148 mg | Potassium: 582 mg | Fiber: 5 g | Sugar: 6 g | Vitamin A: 22370 IU | Vitamin C: 17.3 mg | Calcium: 95 mg | Iron: 1.7 mg | Net Carbs: 26 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: holiday recipes, holiday side dish, potato gratin, side dish recipe, sweet potato casserole, thanksgiving side dish