Baked Sweet Potatoes Rounds with Pecans

By: Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH

Sweet potatoes that will be used with pecansThis snack is full of antioxidants and it will make a great snack to keep you energize in the late afternoon and to balance blood sugar.


  • 1 big round sweet potato (orange meat) or yam, or 3 medium size, wash n dry.


  • 3/4 cup pecans, coarsely crushed
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/8 tsp crushed red chili
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 – 1.5 tbsp olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Slice the sweet potatoes into 1/2 inch rounds. Make 8 large rounds or 16 medium size rounds. Discard ends.
  3. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  4. Place the slices on the baking tray. Drizzle with olive oil.
  5. In a medium bowl, mix all the toppings. Add enough olive oil so the mixture stick together.
  6. Spread the topping mixture onto the sweet potato slices. Press gently.
  7. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until the sweet potato is tender and the topping is crunchy.
  8. Serve hot.

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Sweet potatoes that will be used with pecans