Your Thanksgiving guests will love these citrus and herb sweet potatoes more than turkey

OLIVIA SMITH

Your Thanksgiving guests will love these citrus and herb sweet potatoes more than turkey originally appeared on goodmorningamerica.com

Spice up your side dishes this Thanksgiving by giving your sweet potatoes a twist.

Celebrity chef, author and restaurateur Cat Cora showed "GMA" how to make sweet potatoes with citrus, thyme and herbs.

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"I'm always trying to reinvent sweet potatoes because even though they're delicious just roasted and plain with maybe a little butter on them or olive oil, I actually really love adding different things," Cora said.

PHOTO: Cat Cora makes a Thanksgiving dish of caramelized sweet potatoes in Santa Barbara, Nov. 4, 2019. (Olivia Smith/ABC News)

"This one is just with orange juice, Key lime - or you can use regular lime juice - butter, a little bit of olive oil and some allspice and thyme," Cora said. "It gives it that real yummy, delicious, citrus [flavor]."

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Get the full recipe below.

Serves: 4 to 6

Ingredients:

3 large sweet potatoes

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon melted butter

1 teaspoon thyme, chopped fine

2/3 cup fresh orange juice

2 tablespoons fresh Key lime juice or regular lime can be used

1/2 teaspoon allspice

PHOTO: A dish of caramelized sweet potatoes is pictured as a Thanksgiving dinner option. (Olivia Smith/ABC News)

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

2. Wrap the sweet potatoes in foil and bake them for 30 minutes.

3. Remove the foil, wait until the potatoes are cool enough to be handled, then slice them into 1/2 inch slices.

4. Use the vegetable oil to coat a 9 by 13-inch ovenproof baking pan (preferably glass).

5. Layer the potato slices in the pan. Mix the remaining ingredients in a small bowl and drizzle over the potatoes.

6. Cover the potatoes with foil and bake them in a 350-degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes, until they are barely tender.

7. Remove the foil and bake the potatoes for an additional 10 to 15 minutes, until the coating starts to crisp up.

8. Remove from oven and let cool.

For babies, puree the potatoes until smooth and serve. For toddlers, cut the potatoes into small bites and serve.