Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A and can be served in many different ways. In this simple Italian-inspired side dish, they're combined with peppers, onions, stewed tomatoes, and parsley.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a covered large saucepan cook sweet potatoes in enough boiling water to cover for 10 to 12 minutes or until tender.

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  • Meanwhile, in an extra-large nonstick skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onions; cook for 5 minutes. Add sweet pepper; cook about 3 minutes more or until crisp-tender. Add tomatoes, brown sugar (if using), salt and black pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 5 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated.

  • Drain the hot, cooked sweet potatoes completely. Stir sweet potatoes into the tomato mixture. To serve, sprinkle with parsley leaves.

Nutrition Facts

80 calories; protein 1.7g 3% DV; carbohydrates 16.2g 5% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 2.6g 10% DV; sugars 7g; fat 1.2g 2% DV; saturated fat 0.2g 1% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 6751IU 135% DV; vitamin c 25.1mg 42% DV; folate 12.3mcg 3% DV; calcium 43.9mg 4% DV; iron 0.9mg 5% DV; magnesium 15.6mg 6% DV; potassium 218.5mg 6% DV; sodium 220.9mg 9% DV.