Rosemary Sweet Potatoes

I love sweet potatoes but my husband has never been very fond of them. I have been trying since we got married to find a way that he would eat them.


After he explained how his Mother baked them, I understood why he didn’t like them. When I baked them my way, coated the outside with Crisco and baked them, he kinda warmed up a little bit to sweet potatoes.


Now, we can’t eat baked sweet potatoes all the time, especially trying to fit them into a diabetic diet. So began the quest to find other ways that were good to eat the lovely little things.

We tried baked fries, but that got old quickly. Besides, if you bake a potato it’s not a fry now is it? So I decided to experiment a bit, another guinea pig night.



Rosemary Sweet Potatoes

raw sweet potato


I preheated my oven to 375 degrees.

I used two medium sweet potatoes, one for each of us. I washed them a little bit and peeled them just like you would a regular potato.




sliced sweet potatoes


I then sliced the sweet potatoes like you would for dinner fries, a little thicker that french fries.






raw sweet potatoes in bowl

I put them in my well used Tupperware bowl. I added about 2 T extra virgin olive oil and about 1 T dried rosemary. I crush the rosemary before placing it in the bowl. Use the amount of rosemary that your family likes, remember spices are FREE FOOD!!! If you are fortunate enough to have fresh rosemary, even better. I had dried because I can’t grow weeds.

Put the lid on the bowl and shake it to coat all the potatoes with the olive oil and rosemary.



on baking sheet

Place them on a rack on a baking sheet or on parchment paper on a baking sheet (I hope your baking sheets look better than mine. They have seen some use). I have found the rack helps circulate the air around the potato and helps them cook faster. If you don’t have one, use parchment, it makes clean up easier. Baked olive oil makes a mess.

Place them in the center of the oven for about 20 minutes, give or take, depending on your oven. Test them to see if they are tender.


cooked sweet potatoes


Enjoy!  There were none left at our house.





Sweet potatoes do come in under starchy vegetables, as do all potatoes. But as your doctor has probably told you, nothing white. Well, sweet potatoes aren’t white and as long as we don’t eat a truck load in a week……

Do you have any good sweet potato recipes that you would like to share? Please add them to the comments below.




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