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Maple Mustard Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Shallots

These maple mustard roasted sweet potatoes and shallots are sure to be the star of any dinner and are a cinch to make.

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I hope you guys aren’t sick of roasted vegetables yet, because I could keep them coming at you all fall and winter long.

There is not much better than putting in a tray of veggies and coming out with caramelized, flavorful goodness.

I like roasted vegetables almost as much as popcorn.

No wait, I didn’t just say that.

Scraaaatch that.

But I do love them. A lot. These sweet potatoes and shallots are no exception. I’d eat them year-round except turning my oven on this high in August would make it 108 degrees in my house. Give or take.

Maple Mustard Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Shallots | RachelCooks.com

These just so happen to be perfect for Thanksgiving, too. Is it too early to talk about that? It is the day after Halloween, so in blog world I think that means Thanksgiving recipes?  I can barely keep up most days with getting a post up here, must less having it be what it is “supposed” to be. I’m so glad you all still stick around.

Thanks for that.

If you could see me now, I’d hope you would still stick around. Nothing like my Stitch Fix photos taken after church. Now? Greasy hair, yoga pants. But writing this post comes first, then I’ll shower. Really, I swear. I will. I have friends coming over for a play date tomorrow so I don’t really have a choice but to be at least clean. The yoga pants may or may not still be present. I can’t be held accountable for that. I am very excited to be making this pumpkin macaroni and cheese for my friends. I haven’t stopped thinking about it since Erin posted it. But now I’m getting distracted again because I can’t stop thinking about this macaroni and cheese. It has BACON and caramelized onions, two of my favorite things.

Did you know I have a whole Pinterest board devoted to macaroni and cheese? Oh look, here it is:

Hopefully there it is. Goodness knows I barely know enough to get by. And now I’m way off topic. This happens when I don’t get enough sleep. So these roasted sweet potatoes combine some of my favorite fall flavors. Sweet potatoes, obviously. Sweet, flavorful shallots. The roasting juice. That sounds gross, let’s go with…liquid…is comprised of maple syrup, Dijon mustard, and obviously some olive oil. The Dijon gives it that nice punch of flavor and the maple syrup cools things down a bit so they don’t get too spicy from the mustard.

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Enjoy!

Maple Mustard Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Shallots

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Serving Size: 4 as a side

These maple mustard roasted sweet potatoes and shallots are sure to be the star of any dinner and are a cinch to make.

Ingredients

  • 3 medium-large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced fairly small (1/2 -3/4-inch cubes)
  • 5 to 6 shallots, peeled and cut in half (roughly the same size as the sweet potatoes)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, mustard, maple syrup and salt and pepper. On a large rimmed baking sheet, toss sweet potatoes and shallots with this maple mustard mixture until everything is well coated (I use my hands).
  3. Roast for 15 minutes, stir, and continue cooking for another 10 minutes or until vegetables are browned and cooked through. Serve immediately.
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Verdict: Loved the spiciness of the Dijon mustard with the sweetness of the shallots and maple syrup.
Husband’s take: No complaints from him!
Changes I would make: NONE.
Difficulty: Easy!

If you’re obsessed with roasting vegetables like I am, make sure you check out my roasted broccoli, roasted cauliflower, spicy sweet butternut squash and roasted carrots with thyme and nutmeg (and that only scratches the surface!).

   

22 Responses to “Maple Mustard Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Shallots”

  1. denise — November 1, 2013 at 6:48 am

    yum! sweet and savory!

    • Rachel Gurk — November 1st, 2013 @ 7:52 am

      Thanks Denise! One of my favorite combinations. :)

  2. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef — November 1, 2013 at 7:44 am

    I could eat roasted vegetables every day of the year. Add an onion (or anything like an onion) and I’m even happier. These look first-rate!

    • Rachel Gurk — November 1st, 2013 @ 7:53 am

      Roasted onions are the best, aren’t they? Almost like candy. ;)

  3. Erin | The Law Student's Wife — November 1, 2013 at 9:28 am

    Thanks for the mac and cheese shout out Rachel! Totally makes my day :) Hope you and your friends love it, and you should totally keep the yoga pants on. #1) Yoga pants are total mac n cheese attire. #2) It’s Friday. #3) Your friends will love you no matter what you are wearing!

    • Rachel Gurk — November 1st, 2013 @ 1:59 pm

      We loved it! I made some adaptations (although I’m sure they weren’t needed, I just have a problem with following recipes) and I might post it as well! Everyone loved it. And I wore skinny jeans.

      Because I had no clean yoga pants. Minor details. ;)

      • Erin | The Law Student's Wife — November 1st, 2013 @ 3:29 pm

        I don’t think you’d be a true food blogger if you were able to resist adaptations, lol. I’m much the same way. Mac and Cheese AND skinny jeans? You are really getting the best of both worlds! I’m so happy to hear that you all enjoyed it.
        (Don’t tell but one time I used the fact that all my yoga pants were dirty to rationalize buying a new pair. Minor details ;-) )

  4. Melanie @ Carmel Moments — November 1, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Mmm. I love sweet potatoes. They look perfect!

  5. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — November 1, 2013 at 10:22 am

    I’m totally intrigued by the maple and mustard combo!

  6. Taylor @ greens & chocolate — November 1, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    LOVE this idea for cooking sweet potatoes – definitely giving it a try soon since I make sweet potatoes no less than 3 times a week!

  7. Christina — November 1, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Sounds and looks great! I’ll definitely have to give these a try as the last tray of roasted veggies burned…oops.

  8. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — November 2, 2013 at 1:11 am

    I’m already thinking about Thanksgiving recipes too and this looks fabulous!

  9. Mackenzie {SusieFreakingHomemaker} — November 4, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Holy cow. You are killing me with these!! I need to make these ASAP. Roasted onions are the best!

  10. carrie@bakeaholicmama — November 4, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    I will never be sick of roasted vegetables. Especially sweet potatoes! These look great.

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