Give ordinary roasted sweet potatoes a big flavor boost with this quick, Asian-inspired seasoning mix. Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2009

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  • Position rack in lower third of oven; preheat to 450 degrees F.

  • Combine oil, chile-garlic sauce, soy sauce and white pepper in a large bowl. Add sweet potatoes; toss to coat with the seasoning mixture.

  • Spread the sweet potatoes evenly on a rimmed baking sheet.

  • Roast, stirring once or twice, until the sweet potatoes are tender and browned, 20 to 25 minutes.


Note: Chile-garlic sauce (also labeled chili-garlic sauce, or paste) is a blend of ground chiles, garlic and vinegar. It can be found in the Asian section of large supermarkets and will keep for up to 1 year in the refrigerator.

Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.

People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition Facts

177 calories; 4.7 g total fat; 0.6 g saturated fat; 384 mg sodium. 583 mg potassium; 30.9 g carbohydrates; 5.4 g fiber; 9 g sugar; 2.8 g protein; 7976 IU vitamin a iu; 24 mg vitamin c; 27 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 1 mg magnesium;

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