Published On: Wed, Nov 25th, 2015

Yexenia’s Sabor: Roasted Confetti Corn With Sweet Potatoes & Parsnips

My friend… Yexenia (Yexenia’s Sabor) has gifted us a last minute recipe for those of you that are struggling to add something new and sweet to your holiday feast.

This is a super quick, easy, and tasty side dish for Thanksgiving. I took a Latin inspired corn recipe, and added sweet potatoes, parsnips, and a dash of cinnamon. You will not believe what this spice does to savory dishes! The natural sweetness of all vegetables combine well, and you can enjoy seconds–guilt free.


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Servings: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes


What You’ll Need: 

1 medium bowl

1 spatula

1 9×9 baking pan

Aluminum foil



1 lb of frozen corn, thawed
1 cup of sweet potatoes, small dice

1 cup of parsnips, small dice

2 tbsp of unsalted butter, chopped into small squares

2 tbsp of red pepper, small dice

2 tbsp of green pepper, small dice

2 tbsp of red onion, small dice

1 tsp of extra virgin olive oil

1/2 tsp of cinnamon

Salt and pepper


  • If corn is still frozen, thaw corn in the bag under running water. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.


  • In a bowl, mix corn, onions, green and red pepper, sweet potatoes, and parsnips. Add olive oil, cinnamon, and season with enough salt and pepper to taste.


  • Spread the mix evenly on the baking pan. Spread the butter chunks evenly over the mixture. Cover with aluminum foil, and place in over for 10-15 minutes to soften the sweet potatoes.


  • Check it for softness of the sweet potatoes. Remove the foil. Mix well with spatula, and spread out once again. Roast for another 15-20 minutes. Take out once the vegetables have that roasted brown color. You may need to mix once more.

Yexenia’s Sabor: Roasted Confetti Corn With Sweet Potatoes & Parsnips