Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts with Pecans
The flavors of fall on a plate – you’ll love serving these Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts with Pecans to your family or guests this holiday season.
This recipe was created in partnership with Fisher Nuts.
It’s that time of year again. The time of year when everyone is either loving or hating Brussels sprouts. I’m a big fan, but it wasn’t until college that I was actually introduced to these little green gems so I guess I’m sort of a late bloomer in the I love Brussels sprouts club. I’m hoping to convert my family (specifically my kids) to the club so I’m always trying new ways to cook them up. Roasting them is my absolute favorite (how can you not love those crispy outer leaves?).
My kids are still on the fence, my husband is a big no, but my 2 year old loves them…he devoured multiple servings of this Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts with Pecans dish when I made it last week.
That’s my boy!
There is something that made this side veggie dish extra delicious – the maple, balsamic and sriracha glaze I mixed up to drizzle over the roasted veggies. So so good! I only used a tiny bit of sriracha since I was hoping the youngins’ in my family would try them, but feel free to double the amount if you are in the mood for some kick.
The combination of maple, balsamic and sriracha is pretty amazing – just the right balance of sweetness, acidity and heat. I think the glaze would be awesome on other fall roasted vegetables like acorn or butternut squash too.
I added a crunchy element to the dish by throwing some pecans into the roasting pan about 5 minutes before the veggies were ready to come out of the oven. It was just enough time to toast them up and let’s be honest, pecans just belong in a veggie dish like this in my opinion.
This will be my third year partnering up with Fisher Nuts to create recipes using their preservative free walnuts, almonds and pecans. I was honored to meet with them in person last year, along with Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, in New York and get to know the company as well as sample wonderful recipes cooked by Chef Alex in her restaurant Butter (read more about my trip to NYC here).
- 2 large sweet potatoes, cut into 1″ cubes
- 1lb Brussels sprouts, kept whole if small or halved if larger
- 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil (or high temperature cooking oil)
- 3/4 cup Fisher Pecan Halves, roughly chopped
- coarse salt and fresh ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon sriracha sauce
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Place your sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts in a large mixing bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of oil and toss so that vegetables are coated evenly. Spread out on a lightly greased baking sheet.
- Bake in 400 degree oven for 15 minutes. At 15 minutes, take out and using a spatula gently toss while adding in your pecans. Place back into oven and cook for 5-7 minutes more until evenly browned. Take out and season with coarse salt and black pepper.
- In a small bowl, combine maple syrup, balsamic and sriracha. With a spoon drizzle evenly over vegetables. Serve immediately.
Keywords: sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, vegetarian, vegetable, side dish
(Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Fisher. The opinions and text are all mine. )
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