This is a great, tasty dish with satisfying, savory flavors.
Leave out the butter for a more healthful alternative.
Created by: Emily Wilson
Tags: American, Vegetables, Dinner Party, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Easy, Southern, Side Dish, Onion, Weeknight, Kid Friendly
- Fresh Thyme
- Sweet Potato, Large
- White Onion
- Butter, Unsalted, Optional
- Black Pepper
- Kosher Salt
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Aluminum Foil
- 1 Stove Top
- Chef’s Knife
- Cutting Board
- Measuring Cups
- Measuring Spoons
- 1 Mixing Bowl, Medium
- 1 Saute Pan, Large
- Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into 1/4 inch cubes. Place in a medium mixing bowl.
- Peel parsnips and cut into a 1/4 inch dice. Add to the sweet potatoes.
- Cut an onion into 1/4 inch dice to measure the indicated amount.
- Pick thyme leaves off the stems and finely chop to measure the indicated amount.
- Heat a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and warm.
- Once oil is hot, add the onion and cook until slightly caramelized.
- Add parsnips, sweet potatoes and chopped thyme to the onions. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until potatoes and parsnips are softened and caramelized, about 8-12 minutes. Stir often.
- Once potatoes and parsnips are caramelized, add the butter. Toss to coat as the butter melts. Remove pan from heat and cover loosely with foil.
- Transfer potatoes to a serving dish or dinner plates. Serve warm.