Harvest Sweet Potato Hash is spicy, sweet and the perfect healthy side dish to any meal.
Healthy. Holiday food.
These two words rarely are used in the same sentence, as least in my house. Now, as we have discussed before, me and Hubby are constantly looking for ways to eat healthier because.. honestly.. we are train wrecks if left to our own devices. We are getting better, to the point where we seriously should own stock in organic chicken and fresh picked green beans. But of those good intentions and hard work get tossed right out the window when it comes to the holidays.
We celebrate Christmas in our home and before that, there is always Get Your Fat Pants On Turkey Day. And while I know that over indulgence is unnecessary and completely avoidable…. well …. all I can say is that I like stuffing / dressing and it’s honestly the only time of the year I make it so step aside so all of those beautiful little carbs can find their way home to Momma!!
This year will be even smaller than usual. In years past, we would have a house (apartment!) full of various nieces and nephews (and friends, boyfriends and girlfriends of nieces and nephews) and I would be cooking from morning to night and there would be dogs everywhere and wine bottles emptying at lightning speed and all was right in the world. Now, the kids are grown and have their own lives and live in different parts of the country. They work, they have to travel for holiday visits, they are (gasp!!) adults.
Until they need Homemade Ranch Dip made for them for a work thing but that’s different .. lol
So this is the year of new things! I added that explanation point way too soon, I’m afraid. I am still cooking our usual Thanksgiving Day fare but adding one new side dish that I LOVE LOVE LOVE!! And if I love it, I think you will love it too. Right? I mean you and I are friends, we like the same food. It only stands to reason you will flip out over this dish too AND here is the best part… IT’S PRETTY!!
Wait! … let me try that again… IT’S HEALTHY!!!!
This dish is so easy to throw together and the great thing is that you don’t have to wait until the holidays to eat it. This is delicious, healthy and yes.. pretty. These three things make this the perfect side dish for you, your family, company or for the holidays.
Enjoy and have a Blessed Thanksgiving!!
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- 1 tbl butter
- 1/4 sweet onion , diced
- 2 large sweet potatoes - washed and cubed
- 10 small purple potatoes - washed and cubed
- 1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cayenne
- 1/8 cup olive oil
- 1 cup walnuts , chopped
- 1/2 asparagus , chopped
- Honey for drizzling
- Garnish with chopped fresh parsley (optional)
Preheat oven to 450 degrees and line a large sheet pan with parchment paper
Start by washing and cubing your potatoes into 1/2 inch pieces and set aside
Melt butter in sauce pan over medium high heat and add onion - cook for 3-4 minutes until softened
Combine sweet potato, purple potato, onions, paprika, salt, cayenne and garlic together and toss with the olive oil, coating all pieces
Spread potato mixture evenly onto the lined sheet pan and roast for 15 minutes
In a small bowl mix asparagus with a small splash of olive oil
Remove from oven and sprinkle chopped asparagus onto potatoes and lightly mix - return to oven for another 12-15 minutes
Remove from oven and check for doneness - add another sprinkle of cayenne (for kick!) and sprinkle entire pan with walnuts and then drizzle entire pan with honey.