Let me tell you about Thanksgiving… it is my favorite holiday! Two of my favorite things in the world are food and family, and Thanksgiving combines both of those. I love just sitting around, visiting with all of my extended family, while simultaneously grazing on heaping plates of carbs. And since both my mom and my dad have equally large families, we get to repeat this exercise in over-indulgence twice in the day! I like to stuff my plate with all the delicious things – turkey and ham, mashed potatoes, mac & cheese, all of the vegetables, buttered rolls, and ladles full of gravy over top of it all! But you know what I’ve never been a huge fan of…? The sweet potato casserole. I think I feel like it doesn’t quite belong with the rest of the savory stuff and you don’t put gravy on top, so it really just doesn’t fit on my plate.
But this dish? This trades the extra sweetness of marshmallows for a more savory topping. If you’re more of a savory kind of person like me, you could substitute this out for the traditional sweet potato casserole for your Thanksgiving celebration. I certainly would prefer it… although I’m not going to lie, you might get some push-back from the traditionalists. These are easy to make (and quick compared to a lot of the rest of your Thanksgiving dinner), so tell the traditionalists to relax and take a bite! They’ll be converted by the melt-in-your-mouth quality of the potatoes combined with the slightly crispy topping.
Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃🦃🦃
Parmesan Roasted Sweet Potatoes
(Adapted from this recipe)
- 4 small-medium sweet potatoes
- 4 tbsp butter, melted
- 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- Pinch of salt
- 10 turns fresh ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Slice the sweet potato, trying to maintain uniform thickness of ~1/4 inch.
- Lay them out on a foil-line cookie sheet.
- Mix together all of the remaining ingredients except for parsley. Brush the mixture over top all of the sweet potatoes.
- Roast for 20-25 minutes.
- Serve topped with a bit more Parmesan if you’re feeling greedy 🙂