Friday, December 9, 2011

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Pineapple

Sweet Potatoes and Pineapple recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

Roasted pineapple and sweet potatoes? This sounded too interesting not to try. I had half a pineapple left in the refrigerator. So, I happily made this the very same night that I saw the recipe in this month's issue of Everyday Food. I served this with simple ham steaks and it was absolutely perfect. 

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Pineapple
recipe adapted from Everyday Food
(printable recipe)

2 medium size sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1" pieces (next time I won't bother peeling them)
1/2 of a huge pineapple, or 1 medium pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into 1" pieces
2 tablespoons coconut oil, or another flavorless oil
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
kosher salt, to taste

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Combine the sweet potatoes and pineapple in a medium size bowl and drizzle with oil. Toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with spices and toss again. Spread the pieces across a greased baking sheet or a silpat mat lined baking sheet. Bake until the pieces are tender and starting to brown, approximately 30-35 minutes. Stir every 10-15 minutes. (I'm planning to cook mine a bit longer next time and allow the potatoes to begin to crisp a bit. These were delicious as they were, but I think they will be even better a bit more browned.)

17 comments:

  1. This sounds like an unusual combination. But I love my sweet potatoes so much, I'd definitely give it a try!

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  2. This looks so good. I imagine that both the Husband and the Toddler would like this recipe since it is sweet. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. It's almost like a Hawaiian pizza deconstructed! Love!

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  4. Oh yum! This is brilliant combination!

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  5. This sounds wonderful! I just made roasted sweet potatoes and apples and loved it. I am sure I would love this too!

    Nancy@ www.RealFoodAllergyFree.com

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  6. I am going to try this. MMmm it sounds so good.

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  7. I can't believe how simple this is! I bet the flavors are fantastic together. Love pineapple hot or cold :)

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  8. I agree with Sue - this would be perfect with ham. I love that you used fresh pineapple and sweet potatoes - it looks so delicious :)

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  9. What a sweet and satisfying side dish. With a baked ham this would be perfect! Thank you for sharing with me!

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  10. Pineapple goes well with orange veggies. I add pineapple to chicken and carrots, bake in one dish, and serve over rice. It's terrific. I'll bet your sweet potatoes and pineapple is just as wonderful!

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  11. Interesting combination, sounds delicious.

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  12. I have issues with fruit in salads, I'm not sure where they came from, they probably need to be addressed. This almost makes me want to take them on!

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  13. I just bought sweet potatoes to try out the sweet potato with vanilla bean... n here I see another sweet potato recipe... But I guess this will have to wait coz I'm still without an oven...

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  14. Yup this is the first time I've ever seen this combination, but I could see how it could be tasty. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Ok, doing this...tomorrow night for dinner - done!

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  16. It's great that grocery stores sell fresh cut pineapple, so you can make as much or as little as you want. I love ham, and this recipe is a great excuse to have it for dinner sooner than later.

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