NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Looking for the perfect fall recipe that will compliment your meal, or be it’s own staple piece? Simply Sherri is back on Local On 2 today to share a seasonal favorite.

This week, we’re diving into a roasted pear and sweet potato recipe with candied pumpkin seeds. This dish is perfect for a Thanksgiving or Christmas family dinner or for any fall inspired occasion.

Check out her recipe below and her website for more healthy holiday recipes!


  • 2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
  • pears (very firm, cored and halved)
  • 1 lb sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • shallots, peeled and cut in half lengthwise
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 head radicchio (cut in 8th’s)
  • 2 heads butter lettuce (torn)
  • 1 cup gorgonzola cheese (crumbled)
  • 1/4 cup shelled pistachios
  • orange, peeled and segmented