Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Agave Nectar and Fresh Rosemary

Last week we had a house full of guests-it was nice having extra bodies around. We had a great time with our family and friends.  It is weird just being the two of us again. I guess it is time to get back to our “normal” routine. We are both back at work this week-the holiday fun is over.

We did a lot of cooking for our guests last week. I was sick at the beginning of the week, so Josh was the “head chef.” Luckily, I was able to help out by the end of the week. We made a lot of tasty meals. One of my favorite dishes was a side-roasted sweet potatoes with agave nectar and fresh rosemary.

Have you tried agave nectar? It is similar in taste and texture to honey but has a lower glycemic index.  Agave nectar is a  natural sweetener that can be used to replace high-glycemic and refined sugars. I used Xagave-they are located in Salt Lake City-yea for a local company:) I whisked together a little bit of agave with olive oil, salt, and pepper. I poured the mixture over cubed sweet potatoes and tossed them together. I also added fresh rosemary.

I roasted the sweet potatoes for about 45 minutes, at 400 degrees.  Roasting vegetables brings out the best flavor. The agave nectar gave the potatoes a sweet, carmelized crust. Mmmmm!  I could eat this side dish as my main meal and be perfectly content. Everyone else loved them and I am certain you will too.


Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Agave Nectar and Fresh Rosemary

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3 large sweet potatoes, washed and peeled, cut into cubes

3 T. olive oil

1 1/2 T. agave nectar

1-2 T. fresh rosemary, finely chopped

Salt and pepper to taste


1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

2. Place the cubed sweet potatoes in a large bowl. Whisk together the olive oil, agave nectar, and salt and pepper in a small bowl. Pour the mixture over the sweet potatoes and toss. Make sure the potatoes are well coated. Add the fresh rosemary and toss again.

3. Line a large baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray. Spread out the potatoes on the baking sheet. Bake for 45-50 minutes. Stir the potatoes every 15 minutes. Make sure the potatoes are soft. Serve warm.

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