A Healthier And AMAZING Thanksgiving Hack

This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for my family, good health, friends, and the yummy food we will be indulging in at Thanksgiving dinner!

My Thanksgiving menu will consist of a variety of options.  We will have traditional items like stuffing and turkey, healthy items like pumpkin soup and salad, and of course  indulgences like apple pie and buttery mashed potatoes.  But one thing I like to swap out is sweet potatoes with marshmallow topping.  In my opinion, it’s better to save the sugar for dessert!  If your family will not be disappointed in this change, try this amazing savory side dish instead!  Roasted Spicy Sweet Potatoes with Red Onion and Feta Cheese.

I think this hack will be a hit!!  (Courtesy of Kalyn’s Kitchen). Here’s to a happy and healthy holiday to all of you!

Roasted Spicy Sweet Potatoes with Red Onion and Feta Cheese

A savory and healthy swap for your Thanksgiving sweet potato side

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Vegetarian and Vegan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Author Kalyn's Kitchen


Sweet Potato Dish

  • 2 large orange-fleshed sweet potatoes cubed and unpeeled
  • 2 small red onions diced
  • 2-3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbled

Spicy Seasoning

  • 2 tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp ground fennel
  • 1 tbsp Greek oregano
  • 1/2 tbsp cayenne pepper use less or more to your liking
  • 2 tbsp kosher salt


  1. Preheat oven to 450F.

  2. Cut sweet potatoes into cubes about 1 inch square.

  3. Peel red onions and cut into pieces slightly over 1 inch square.

  4. Put sweet potatoes and onions into a bowl and toss with 2 tablespoons olive oil (or slightly more if you need it to get all the veggies coated with olive oil).

  5. Sprinkle 1-2 tablespoons Spicy Seasoning over the veggie mixture and toss until all the vegetables are coated with the seasoning mix. Save the rest for another time.

  6. Spray a large baking sheet with non-stick spray or line with tinfoil. Spread the vegetables out on the baking sheet (use two baking sheets if they’re even slightly crowded.)

  7. Roast about 15 minutes, then flip them over with a turner, roast 15 minutes more, then flip them over again.

  8. Roast 10-20 minutes more, or until the sweet potatoes and onions are both nicely browned and sweet potatoes are soft.  (They don’t get very crisp, but there should be some browning on the edges.)Total roasting time will be 40-50 minutes, depending on the size of the sweet potatoes, your pan, and the oven.

  9. Season with salt and fresh-ground black pepper as desired, sprinkle with crumbled Feta, and serve hot!

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