Slimmed-Down Sweet Potato Casserole

From Prevention magazine.  These were really good per the adults. The rest of the family’s response was: 2 “that wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be,” and 1 gag-it-down-with-milk-so-he-can-have-dessert.

4 medium sweet potatoes, washed, peeled, and and cut into 1/2″ pieces
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 c pure maple syrup
1/2 tsp cinnamon
a pinch of nutmeg
1/4 c chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 375°F. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl; toss to coat the potato pieces. Place mixture in 13″ x 9″ baking dish, covered with foil (otherwise they will dry out). Roast until fork-tender, about 40 minutes. Serves 4.

You’ll probably want to salt them a bit (I took the salt out of the recipe prep portion).

Approximately 235 calories/serving.


Oops. Forgot to take a pic of them while still in the roasting pan! Here are the leftovers.

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