Roasted Sweet Potato Discs

The other day I was preparing my Lemon Dijon Herb Marinated Pork Tenderloin recipe for dinner and while the pork was an obvious and easy choice to serve, I couldn't figure out what sides would be best.  I ended up settling on Organic Steamed Green Beans, because well quite frankly the ability to prepare them in a microwavable steam bag is super easy, virtually mess free and very healthy (**They taste great plain or dressed up with a little salt, pepper & fresh squeezed lemon).  

While the the green beans were an easy choice, I couldn't figure out what starch to pair with this entree.    I really wasn't in the mood to cook a rice pilaf or cous-cous.  Finally it dawned on me to make my roasted sweet potato discs.  Easy to prepare, virtually no mess associated with cooking these discs, they are a healthy option and taste delicious!   Here is how i make them: 

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 Sweet Potatoes (Cleaned and Dried)
  • Olive Oil or Spray Canola Oil (ex. Pam or equivalent)
  • Kosher Salt and Fresh Cracked Pepper

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit
  2. Slice 1-2 Sweet Potatoes that have been cleaned and dried, into 1/4 inch discs. 
  3. Lay sweet potato discs on a cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper
  4. Brush sweet potato discs with Olive Oil or spray discs with a quick mist of the spray canola oil (ex. Pam or equivalent)
  5. Lightly sprinkle discs with Salt and Pepper (or to taste)
  6. Bake discs for approximately 40 minutes, or until the tops start to turn a light golden brown.

**Note- These sweet potato discs are great hot or cold!**

  Lemon Dijon Herb Pork Tenderloin, Steamed Green Beans and Roasted Sweet Potato Discs.  Healthy dinner menu that is packed with loads of flavor.    

Lemon Dijon Herb Pork Tenderloin, Steamed Green Beans and Roasted Sweet Potato Discs.  Healthy dinner menu that is packed with loads of flavor.