Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Onions

Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Onions


"This delicious side dish is packed with nutrition. Sweet potatoes, onions and almonds are powerhouses of antioxidants and other nutrients -- in fact, almonds are among the most nutrient-dense foods, containing high concentrations of vitamins and minerals per calorie. Plus, olive oil and almonds contain monounsaturated fat -- the good type."


servings 290 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 290 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 9 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 44.7g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 15 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

On Sale

What's on sale near you.


  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Toss first 6 ingredients in a shallow medium-sized baking dish.
  3. Cover; bake 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 20 minutes more. Sprinkle with almonds


  • Copyright 2004 Jean Carper. Printed first in USA WEEKEND. All rights reserved.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
  • profile image

Your rating



  1. 243 Ratings


I made this without the almonds. I wasn't sure how well sweet potatoes and onions would work together, but to my surprise, they were delicious! I made this dish for my husband's birthday dinne...

Out of this world!! The sweet potatoes and onions were carmelized and delicious and the almonds were a surprising crunch -- great combination! The sweetness of the amaretto was just right. I ...

My family loved it, I didn't have any amaretto, so, I used a little frozen O.J. I am not a big fan of thyme and I did find that it overpowered the recipe slightly. Next time I will cut the thyme...

Delicious! I made it without the amaretto, and can't imagine how it could have been better! I left it uncovered to cook for almost one hour, which made the potatoes nice and crisp.

I made this recipe in bulk for Thanksgiving dinner for 20. For anyone who doesn't really like the sickly-sweet candied yams normally served on holidays, THIS IS THE BEST!! I am going to make i...

These were good, but I will uncover them sooner than after 30 minutes because I want everything to crisp up. The leftovers mixed with broth and pureed made AMAZING soup.

I didn't have amaretto, so I used 3 tbsp (or so) of brown sugar and tossed with onion and sweet potatoes in large bowl. Next time I will use less onion. But overall my family loved it!

This is now one of my favorite side dishes an a refreshing alternative way to make sweet potatoes. I tried this the first time using a few tablespoons of orange juice and a little brown sugar a...

This was just awesome. I was a little skeptical about the combination of amaretto with the thyme and almonds, but it was so good. I followed the recipe exactly, only I did let it cook a little l...