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October 28, 2021

Oil-Free Herb Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Add some color to your table with these Oil-Free Herb Roasted Sweet Potatoes. Whether you're cooking Thanksgiving dinner or just want a delicious side, these sweet potatoes make a beautiful, flavorful dish.

Oil-Free Herb Roasted Sweet Potatoes

If you know me, you know I love sweet potatoes. I'm always looking for creative ways to eat them. Roasting sweet potatoes isn't all that innovative but I love this recipe because of the beautiful colors.

Purple sweet potatoes are just gorgeous! When they're raw they have a bright purple hue and when cooked they deepen in color to a dark purple. And of course regular sweet potatoes are a bright vibrant orange. Purple and orange are Halloween's unofficial colors, so this dish feels appropriately like fall.

Add your favorite herbs and spices and you've got yourself a beautiful, flavorful, healthy side dish. Perfect for a weeknight dinner or as a colorful Thanksgiving side dish.

Oil-Free Herb Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Why I love Oil-Free Herb Roasted Sweet Potatoes

  • Dietary needs — this recipe is dairy-free, plant-based, oil-free, gluten-free, and sugar-free
  • Delicious side dish — these sweet potatoes are incredibly tasty with just a few simple ingredients added
  • Nutrient dense — sweet potatoes are loaded with fiber and other incredible nutrients. Bonus: they taste amazing

Oil-Free Herb Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Ingredient Notes

  • Sweet Potatoes: I used both orange sweet potatoes and purple sweet potatoes. Feel free to use just orange or just purple.
  • Garlic: I used freeze dried garlic to cut down on prep time. Regular garlic works too.
  • Sage & Parsley: Or pick your favorite herbs.
  • Vegetable Broth: We'll use vegetable broth instead of oil to prevent sticking and add a little extra flavor.

Oil-Free Herb Roasted Sweet Potatoes

How to Roast Sweet Potatoes without Oil

Roasting potatoes without oil is not difficult at all! It doesn't compromise the flavor of the potatoes and you leave out the oil which is a highly processed food with unnecessary calories. Meaning you get to eat more of the good stuff: potatoes.

The key to using vegetable broth instead of oil is to only use a little. If you use too much veggie broth the liquid will steam the potatoes in the oven instead of roasting them. You want to use just enough to keep the potatoes from sticking to the pan (and in this case keep the herbs on the potatoes) but not too much.

I used about 1/4 cup in this recipe. With only 2-3 sweet potatoes, I wouldn't use much more than 1/4 cup. If you notice that the sweet potatoes are starting to stick to the pan you can always add more during the bake. But you can never add less.

To roast without oil all you need to do is coat the potatoes in the broth and roast like normal.

Oil-Free Herb Roasted Sweet Potatoes

How to make Oil-Free Herb Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Step 1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Step 2. Chop the sweet potatoes into small chunks (leave the skins on).

Step 3. Add all the ingredients to a large bowl and mix evenly.

Step 4. Spread on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 30-35 minutes. Enjoy!

Recipe Prayer

Praise Jesus for these sweet potatoes. Father we are grateful for the food on our plate. Amen.

Oil-Free Herb Roasted Sweet Potatoes

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Oil-Free Herb Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Add some color to your table with these Oil-Free Herb Roasted Sweet Potatoes. Whether you're cooking Thanksgiving dinner or just want a delicious side, these sweet potatoes make a beautiful, flavorful dish.

Author:

Elizabeth

Serves:

6

Prep:

10

min

cook:

30

min

total:

40

min

Ingredients

  • 2-3 Medium Sweet Potatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons Finely Chopped Garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon Sage
  • 1 Tablespoon Parsley
  • 1/4 Cup Vegetable Broth

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Chop the sweet potatoes into small chunks (leave the skins on).
  3. Add all the ingredients to a large bowl and mix evenly.
  4. Spread on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 30-35 minutes. Enjoy!
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November 15, 2021
Elizabeth | The Plant-Based Catholic
Hi Becky - thanks for pointing this out. I have removed mention of vegetable broth from this post. You do not need any vegetable broth. The mushrooms will release natural liquid which will prevent any sticking.
November 15, 2021
Becky
You mention using vegetable broth in your introduction but it isn’t included in the recipe
September 23, 2021
Tracy Henry
Hi Elizabeth, LOVE you recipes. Please keep them coming. :)I was wondering, can you share what is the vegan chocolate bar you used in this recipe?
August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography