Whether it is a special occasion or an early dinner before soccer practice, these gluten-free sweet potatoes are a tasty addition to your dinner.
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Gluten Free Sweet Potatoes
I like to make a big batch of these delicious gluten-free sweet potatoes and have a few days worth of leftovers for lunches.
I’m not a huge fan of baked sweet potatoes. I mean, I do like them, but they aren’t my favorite. If I’m going to bake a sweet potato, then I prefer to use the white sweet potatoes.
When I want to thoroughly enjoy sweet potatoes, however, I cut them up and sautee them in butter and spices.
Just enough to get the outer edges crispy with a tender inside. Perfection!
How to Store This Gluten Free Sweet Potato Casserole
If you don’t finish this delightful gluten-free side dish, you can store it in an airtight container in the fridge.
It should last for a minimum of 3-4 days and reheats nicely!
I don’t know what it is about root vegetables, but they are a treat for me.
Some people love to eat fruit as a treat. Not me. I’m not a fan of fruit, but eating root vegetables is my version of the “fruit treat”. And it is healthier!
Are Sweet Potatoes Gluten Free?
They most certainly are. Sweet potatoes are a delicious and nutritious root vegetable that is naturally gluten-free.
Is Ghee Paleo Friendly?
This is a hot debated topic. In general, however, ghee is considered to be paleo-friendly. The milk solids are removed and it is generally more tolerated even amongst the lactose intolerant (like my hubby).
Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes
Aside from their delicious taste, there are quite a few other awesome properties of sweet potatoes.
According to HealthLine, sweet potatoes have the following amazing health benefits:
- Very high in vitamins, minerals and and fiber. High in antioxidants as well. Antioxidants are those wonderful little things that protect our bodies from free radicals that go around causing damage.
- The fiber is great for regularity, blood sugar control and gut health.
- They think sweet potatoes might help fight against cancer. Now wouldn’t that tbe nice???
- Given the high amounts of beta-cerotene, vision is also supported.
- Last but not least, it is thought that sweet potatoes might support your immune system as well as enhance brain function.
I’m sold. What about you?
How to Make Gluten Free Sweet Potatoes
You will want to peel the sweet potatoes for this recipe. While the skins are fabulous, we really want to infuse the flavor into the sweet potatoes and give it a nice brunch on the outside with a soft center.
The chunk size is up to you, but I feel they cook the best and taste the best around 1/2 inch chunks.
Also, cut the onions.
Once they are cut, you can heat 2 tablespoons butter/ghee over medium heat in a large frying pan. Butter, ghee and olive oil will all work. If you are Paleo, I suggest ghee. If you are Vegan, I suggest olie oil. Otherwise, butter is just fine.
Add garlic powder to the butter and mix together well over the heat.
After about 1 minute, add the onions to the frying pan. Saute and stir them often for about 5 minutes or until the onions become soft. Not mushy, just soft.
Remove onions from pan and set aside in a small bowl.
Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter/ghee and melt in the frying pan. No need to clean out the pan, we want the onion and garlic flavor to remain.
Once the butter is melted, add the sweet potatoes and 1 teaspoon of cumin.
Cover for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Once the sweet potatoes are desired consistency, add remaining 1/2 teaspoon of cumin and onions to the frying pan, stir and saute for an additional minute.
- Peel sweet potatoes and cut into 1/2 inch chunks. Cut onions as well.
- Heat 2 tablespoons butter/ghee over medium heat in a large frying pan. Add garlic powder and mix together.
- After about 1 minute, add onions to the frying pan. Saute and stir often for 5 minutes or until onions are soft.
- Remove onions from pan and set aside.
- Add remaining 2 tablespoons butter/ghee and melt in the frying pan.
- Once the butter is melted, add the sweet potatoes and 1 teaspoon of cumin.
- Cover for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Once sweet potatoes are desired consistency, add remaining 1/2 teaspoon cumin and onions to the frying pan, stir and saute for an additional minute.
- Serve warm.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 164 Total Fat: 12g Saturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 26mg Sodium: 83mg Carbohydrates: 13g Net Carbohydrates: 11g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 4g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 1g