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Roasted Sweet Potatoes

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Olena Osipov
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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with simple warm spices, soft inside and crispy outside are perfect as a side dish, in a wrap or salad.

These sweet potatoes cubes melt in your mouth and satisfy a serious savory craving in a healthy way.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Roasted sweet potatoes appear on our menu as soon as local summer produce is done. Alternating between roasted brussels sprouts and roasted cauliflower.

Our children are not fans of sweet potato (air fryer sweet potato fries being the exception!). And not of any roasted squash or root vegetables, to be honest. So between me and Alex we share this entire recipe in one sitting.

Oven roasting is the easiest way to reap the most health benefits from magical sweet potato. Let’ do it!

Roasted Sweet Potatoes in a bowl

Ingredients for Roasted Sweet Potatoes

  • Sweet potatoes: Red and orange skinned sweet potatoes often have “yams” label at the store. Also can be light skinned. Pick firm, dry, without soft and dark spots sweet potatoes.
  • Oil: Avocado oil, melted coconut oil, grapeseed oil or olive oil are the best for high cooking temperature in the oven.
  • Garlic powder: It makes for an easy rub. You can use freshly grated garlic if you have time.
  • Smoked paprika: Makes potatoes extra special. You can use regular but smoky sweet potatoes are to die for!
  • Salt and pepper

ingredients for roasted sweet potatoes

How to Roast Sweet Potatoes

There is a full recipe card below.

  • Prep: Skin contains a lot of nutrients and vitamins. I buy organic sweet potatoes, rinse and do not peel. You can peel, if you wish.
  • Cube into 1/2 inch pieces. It is hard to get uniform 1/2 inch pieces when cutting long potato. Don’t worry, just try your best. Small chunks caramelize and burn a little bit on the edges. And who doesn’t love that?! cubed sweet potatoes
  • Drizzle with oil and season. I just drizzle oil evenly over 2 baking sheets. Then sprinkle smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper evenly. I like to use a flat spatula for tossing sweet potatoes. tossing sweet potatoes cubes
  • Spread in a single layer. After tossing, you want to spread potatoes evenly all around both baking sheets. This will help to get the more crispy outside. sweet potato chunks on sheet pans
  • Bake at 425 F for 30 mins. Place both sheets on top and bottom racks. If your oven can fit both on the bottom rack – great. Toss once after 15 minutes.

Tip: Use 2 baking sheets. Do not be tempted to overcrowd 1 baking sheet. Your potatoes will steam rather than roast. I use 2 of these half sheets.

Serving and Storage Tips

Storing and Reheating: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Reheat in a microwave, in 375 degrees F oven or a non-stick ceramic skillet with a dab of oil. So easy!

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes recipe

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with simple warm spices, soft inside and crispy outside are perfect as a side dish, in a wrap or salad.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: North American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 260kcal
Author: Olena Osipov



  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and line 2 aluminum baking half sheets with unbleached parchment paper or silicone mats.
  • Divide potatoes evenly between 2 sheets. Do not overcrowd 1 baking sheet as potatoes will steam.
  • Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • Using a spoon or spatula, toss potatoes to coat and spread in a single layer evenly.
  • Bake for 30 minutes on both racks, stirring once at half time mark.
  • Remove from the oven and enjoy!

Store: Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Do not freeze.


    Serving: 1cup | Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 416mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 10g

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    1. Love roasted veggies!!!! Favorites are sweet potato, butternut squash, zucchini, yellow squash, and asparagus

      I am thinking about trying pumpkin

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