Roasted Sweet Potatoes

These Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes are the perfect healthy side dish you can make year-round. Crispy and caramelized on the outside with a soft tender center, this sweet potato recipe is simply the best! Seasoned to your liking, and can be made in less than an hour!

image of ingredients for roasted sweet potatoes; sweet potatoes, salt, pepper, garlic, and oil.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes have always been my go-to side dish because they are easy to make and oh-so-delicious. They are versatile enough to go with almost any meal by adjusting the seasonings. Our favorite seasonings to use are garlic powder, salt, pepper, and chili powder. The hint of spice takes this recipe to a whole other level. We love serving roasted sweet potatoes with any main dishes including homemade hamburgers, fish, and my Spicy Italian Herb Chicken Thighs.

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Ingredients in Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Easy recipes are the best! There are only 6 ingredients in the entire recipe. Free to adjust the seasonings to your personal preference.

  • Sweet Potatoes: You will need two pounds of sweet potatoes for this recipe, which comes out to 2-3 medium-sized sweet potatoes. My favorite kind to use is Garnet Red Sweet Potatoes, which have a rich natural sweetness. They are the best sweet potatoes for this recipe.
  • Oil: Coconut Oil or Olive Oil works well in this recipe. You can even add a little butter for flavor.
  • Garlic Powder: I love the garlicky taste that comes through when the garlic powder is attached to the potatoes
  • Salt: Add sea salt or Himalayan salt for flavor and adjust the amount to your liking.
  • Black Pepper: Gives a little punch in flavor.
  • Chili Powder: This seasoning is optional, but provides the best spicy smoky flavor. It’s our favorite way to make roasted sweet potatoes.

roasted sweet potatoes fully cooked in a white bowl

How to Make Roasted Sweet Potatoes

There are different ways to cook and season roasted sweet potatoes. We like to roast them at 400 F for the best results.

  1. Preheat the oven to 400° F. Line a large sheet pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper, and set it aside.
  2. Peel the potatoes using a vegetable peeler then cut the potatoes into 1-inch cubes.
  3. Toss the potatoes in oil and spice them on the lined baking sheet. (I find using a pastry brush helps add the oil evenly) but you can use your hands to toss everything together until it’s well mixed.
  4. Arrange the sweet potatoes in a single layer, evenly spaced apart. Place the baking sheet in the oven for 35-40 minutes until tender and browned, flipping halfway through. Serve immediately.

zoomed out look at roasted sweet potatoes in white bowl on granite top

What to Serve Roasted Sweet Potatoes With?

This recipe can be used served with most main meals and side dishes. Here are some great choices that pair well with roasted sweet potatoes.

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Are Sweet Potatoes Gluten-Free?

Yes, all sweet potatoes are naturally gluten-free.

Are sweet potatoes healthy?

Sweet potatoes contain a high amount of dietary fiber and are rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Potassium, and other minerals. They are also rich in vitamins and minerals. The darker-colored sweet potatoes have healthy anti-oxidants. They can be used with most healthy meal plans as a delicious side option.

Can you make Roasted Sweet Potatoes in Advance?

The best way to serve roasted sweet potatoes is straight out of the oven. It is not a good idea to make these ahead and serve the next day, and they can easily become soft and mushy. To cut down on time, feel free to peel and cut the potatoes in advance, and then roast them prior to serving.

Looking For a Sweet Alternative?

Next time for are opting for a sweeter flavor, try adding a tablespoon of honey or maple syrup to the tops of the sweet potatoes, prior to roasting. You can even add a little cayenne pepper to bring up the heat.

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Recipe Author : Rebecca Taig
These Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes are the perfect healthy side dish you can make year-round. Crispy and caramelized on the outside with a soft tender center, this sweet potato recipe is simply the best! Seasoned to your liking, and can be made in less than an hour!
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Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

  • 2-2.5 pounds sweet potatoes 2-3 medium-sized
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil or olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, or more to your liking
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400° F. Line a large sheet pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper, and set it aside.
  • Peel the potatoes using a vegetable peeler and cut the potatoes into 1-inch cubes.
  • Toss the potatoes in oil and spice them on the lined baking sheet. (I find using a pastry brush helps add the oil evenly) but you can use your hands to toss everything together until it's well mixed.
  • Arrange the sweet potatoes in a single layer, evenly spaced apart. Place the baking sheet in the oven for 35-40 minutes until tender and browned, flipping halfway through. Serve immediately.
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