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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Spicy Maple Pecans

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Spicy Maple Pecans

A colorful side dish for your holiday meal

Serves: 6 (1/2 cup servings)


  • 3 medium sized sweet potatoes, cut into ¾ inch cubes
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 small shallot, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup unsalted chopped pecans
  • 1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. To a large bowl, add sweet potatoes, olive oil, rosemary, garlic, shallot, salt, and pepper. Mix to combine and pour out onto prepared baking sheet. Roast for 20 minutes.
  3. While you’re roasting the sweet potatoes, add pecans, maple syrup and cayenne pepper to a small bowl. Mix to combine.
  4. Once potatoes have roasted for 20 minutes, use a spatula to move the potatoes to one half of the baking sheet. To the other half of the baking sheet, add your pecan mixture and continue to roast for 10 minutes.
  5. Mix the potatoes and pecans together, serve and enjoy!