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Roasted sweet potato and pears

Total Time
50 min
20 min
30 min
The beautiful color and combination of roasted pears and sweet potatoes make this the ideal recipe to accompany your next roasted turkey. Serving 12 people a delicious side dish in about 50 minutes puts this dish in the winner's circle for Thanksgiving or other holiday gatherings when lots of family gathers. The sweet roasted combo becomes a touch caramelized with deep flavor that jumps when paired with the earthy richness of the blue cheese, and the zing of the sherry vinegar. Complex dishes such as this are wonderful with any roasted meat or poultry dish.


Uncooked sweet potato

4 large, sliced, or 1 lb small, cut in 1/4-in-thick slices


3 medium, Bosc, cored and cut in 1/4-in-thick slices

Unsalted butter

2 Tbsp, melted

Fresh thyme

6 sprig(s), leaves only

Kosher salt

1 tsp, coarse, or to taste

Black pepper

tsp, freshly ground, or to taste

Sherry vinegar

1 tsp

Blue cheese

2 oz, crumbled


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine potatoes and pears in a 2-quart gratin dish or ovenproof skillet. Pour butter over potatoes, sprinkle with thyme leaves, and season with salt and pepper; toss to combine.
  2. Transfer to oven; bake until potatoes are tender, gently stirring once, 25-30 minutes. Remove from oven, drizzle with vinegar and sprinkle with cheese; stir to combine. Taste and adjust for seasoning with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.
  3. Serving size: rounded 1/2 c


Consider covering the dish while baking to help potatoes cook faster. This recipe from LIGHTEN UP, Y’ALL by Virginia Willis has been modified by WeightWatchers® with permission.