If you are looking for a healthy Thanksgiving side dish recipe this year, these Balsamic Roasted Sweet Potatoes are a fantastic alternative to candied yams. Yes, I know traditional candied yams are swimming in butter and melted marshmallow and nothing can quite compare to that, but these sweet potatoes are a LOT better for you and a great way to help you stay on track this holiday season. Plus, they are incredibly easy to prepare, requiring just 3 steps and a small handful of ingredients…most of which you probably already have on hand. And they are so delicious, you won’t be making them just at Thanksgiving. Enjoy!

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balsamic roasted sweet potatoes

Balsamic Roasted Sweet Potatoes

This easy to prepare side dish is a great accompaniment to many meals. Tender sweet potatoes roasted with garlic and balsamic vinegar makes for the most amazing flavor combination.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 4 servings


  • 4 cups sweet potatoes peeled and chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 425. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or foil, and mist with non-fat cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine the potatoes with the remaining ingredients. Toss well to coat.
  • Evenly spread potatoes onto baking sheet. Place in oven and roast, turning frequently, until the potatoes are soft and golden brown, about 25-30 minutes.


Entire recipe makes 4 servings
Serving size is about 3/4 cup
Each serving = 6 Smart Points
PER SERVING: 209 calories; 3.5g fat; 0.5g saturated fat; 40g carbohydrates; 6g fiber; 0.5g sugar; 2.5g protein
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  1. Susie Buckethal

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    • Bruce Kulgowski

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