House For Six

Lemon Roasted White Sweet Potatoes

Deme Crinion2 Comments

I accidentally stumbled onto these when I picked up "sweet potatoes" from Target a couple weeks ago.  They looked like sweet potatoes, but the skin was lighter with a smoother texture.

I thought they looked a little different, and sure enough when I started peeling it wasn't orange staring back at me.  

By the way, that's my method for peeling potatoes....put a paper towel over the drain in the sink to keep rogue peels from going down, then just wrap up the peels in the paper and toss in the trash when done.

We already came up with a super delicious, super easy recipe for these, and our 

Honey Mashed White Sweet Potatoes

have been on frequent repeat around here.  So, I decided to give these new found veggies a different spin.

They remind me of my Yiayia's lemon roasted potatoes growing up.  I already devoured the leftovers with breakfast.  So, here we go!  Another way to use white sweet potatoes...


-4 White sweet potatoes

(I used 2 jumbo sized that were enough for our fam of 5)

-Olive oil

(1-2 Tablespoons)

-Melted butter

(about 1/2 Tablespoon per potato)

-Salt & Pepper to taste

-Juice of half a lemon

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Peel potatoes and cut into 1 inch pieces.  Coat the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish with olive oil (or oil of choice).   Season potatoes with salt and pepper.  Pour melted butter over the top and turn potatoes with a spatula until they are well coated.  Place in oven and cook for 35 min (stirring every 10-15 min) or until fork tender.  Remove pan and squeeze half a lemon over the potatoes.  Toss to coat and serve hot. 

This recipe could easily be used on any of your standard potatoes, and it happens to be Paleo/Perfect Health Diet friendly.  So enjoy!  

Does anyone else cook with this potato?  How have you prepared them?  Even time I go into Target and see they are still there I stock up.  I think I might break down and cry in the middle of the produce aisle the day they are gone. 

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