Maple, thyme and garlic baked kumara slices

This baked kumara recipe may just be your new favourite side dish! It's gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan friendly, without requiring any fancy ingredients. Plus it goes well with...well, just about everything!

By Sophie Gray
  • 10 mins preparation
  • 40 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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  • non-stick cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoon garlic-infused olive oil
  • 3 kumara, various colours, very thinly sliced
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • several thyme sprigs or a pinch of dried thyme


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 210°C. Grease a heatproof baking dish lightly with cooking spray.
  • 2
    Rub the kumara slices gently with the garlic-infused oil and season with a pinch of salt. Gather the slices together in a stack (if using different colours, alternate them in the stack).
  • 3
    Arrange the stack to form a spiral pattern, propping in position if needed with a ball of foil, pie funnel or heatproof ramekin. Drizzle with maple syrup and sprinkle with thyme.
  • 4
    Bake for 20-25 minutes; when starting to crisp at the edges cover lightly with foil and bake for a further 10-15 minutes until tender.


  • This dish looks pretty with different colours of kumara or even a mixture of kumara and beetroot. A round or oval baking dish works best for maintaining the spiral pattern. PER SERVE Energy 295kcal, 1235kj • Protein 6g • Total Fat 7g • Saturated Fat 1g • Carbohydrate 47g • Fibre 9.4g • Sodium 70mg