A Healthy, Savory, Italian-Style Sweet Potato Recipe

A gathering between close friends and family is the most special ingredient in any holiday event. In addition to the company of loved ones, my family and I also enjoy traditional Italian recipes passed down from generation to generation. There isn’t a holiday that goes by without this wonderfully delicious and healthy recipe, created by my Grandma, featuring sweet potatoes and Italian spices. Sweet potatoes contain potassium, calcium, and vitamins A (carotenoids) and C, which make them food for the mind, body and soul.

Enjoy my family recipe with you and yours to make any holiday gathering extra special!


Italian Style Sweet Potatoes

This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled for large parties!

Serves 4; serving size ½ cup cooked

Ingredients
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced long (then in half)
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Wash, peel and slice potatoes. Place in a large baking dish. Add olive oil and toss, coating all the potatoes. Add garlic powder, parsley and Parmesan cheese, then salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Bake for 1 to 1 ½ hours (depending on thickness of potato and recipe quantity), stirring the potatoes every 15-20 minutes.
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Amanda Proscia Capriglione, RD, CDN, is a dietitian based on Long Island, NY, and owner of Food Balance Inc, specializing in nutrition for families and children. Read her blog and follow her on Facebook and Instagram.