Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Pears

Sides, Sweet Potatoes, Pears, Winter, Fall, Sheet Pan, Quick & Easy

Sweet potatoes are high in the antioxidant beta-carotene, which is then converted into vitamin A once consumed. Pears are high in fiber, especially soluble fiber, which acts as a prebiotic to promote gut health.

  • Author: claire
  • Yield: 4-6 Servings 1x
  • Category: Sides


  • 2 lbs sweet potatoes, cubed
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 pears, cubed
  • 2 tsp lemon juice

Optional Topping

  • 3 tbsp dried cranberries
  • 1/4 c pecan halves, roughly chopped
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar


  1. Preheat oven to 450F.
  2. Place sweet potatoes in a large mixing bowl. Drizzle the oil, salt, nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon around the edge of the bowl, and toss to fully coat the sweet potatoes.
  3. Spread the sweet potatoes into a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  4. While potatoes are baking chop the pears and coat with lemon juice.
  5. Remove sweet potatoes from oven, add pears, and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until potatoes are caramelized and pears are still firm
  6. Add cranberries, pecans, and balsamic if you like, then serve!


*cook time varies based on the size of the pears

Keywords: Sides, Quick & Easy, Sweet Potatoes, Pears, Sheet Pan, Winter, Fall, Thanksgiving