Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Pepper Strips Smashed With Butter & Fresh Herbs
"Simply roasted baby yams smashed with butter, salt & fresh ground pepper, then tossed with fresh herbs & pepper strips. So easy, so delicious!"
-- @lorindabreeze
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Prep time 10mins
Cook time 33mins
Serves or Makes: 4


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 bell peppers, assorted colors
  • 3 fresh herbs, (rosemary, thyme and sage)
  • Salt
  • Black pepper, freshly ground
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  • Step 1

    Wash the baby yams and dry them. Then cut each yam in half lengthwise.  Rub the yams on the cut side and skins well with the olive oil.

  • Step 2

    Cut the peppers into thin slices and rub with some of the oil.

  • Step 3

    Place the yams and peppers on a cookie sheet with the yams face down. 

  • Step 4

    Bake at 375 degrees until lightly browned and fork tender (about 20 - 30 minutes)

  • Step 5

    When they are soft and golden brown place the yams on a platter. Spread the pepper strips around them. Using a fork smash each yam half with the fork and little pats of butter.

  • Step 6

    Sprinkle everything with salt & fresh ground pepper, then toss the chopped fresh herbs on top.