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Roasted Sweet Potatoes

These roasted sweet potatoes have a crispy caramelized exterior and a soft irresistible interior. The seasoning blend adds a perfect accent to these potatoes without masking their natural sweetness or flavor.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 -8 servings as a side
Calories 110 kcal
Author Chelsea

Ingredients

Roasted Sweet Potatoes (Plain)

  • 2 pounds (~3 large) sweet potatoes (I like Red Garnet OR Jewel sweet potatoes best), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt (kosher salt; use less if using table salt)
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar, lightly packed

Seasoned Roasted Sweet Potatoes

  • 2 pounds (~3 large) sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt (kosher salt; use less if using table salt)
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground chili powder*
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  1. PLAIN ROASTED SWEET POTATOES: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Peel and cube the sweet potatoes into 1/2 inch pieces. Add to your largest sheet pan and add the melted coconut oil, salt, and brown sugar on top. Toss to coat all the sweet potatoes and then spread out to arrange in an even layer. You don't want any potatoes overlapping or you'll end up with steamed potatoes instead of roasted potatoes. Flip every 10-15 minutes cooking for a total of 27-35 minutes. (I flip every 10 minutes and bake around 30 minutes)

  2. SEASONED ROASTED SWEET POTATOES: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Peel and cube the sweet potatoes into 1/2 inch pieces. Add to your largest sheet pan and add the olive oil, salt, pepper, chili powder, paprika, cumin, and garlic powder on top. Toss to coat all the sweet potatoes and then spread out to arrange in an even layer. You don't want any potatoes overlapping or you'll end up with steamed potatoes instead of roasted potatoes. Flip every 10-15 minutes cooking for a total of 27-35 minutes. (I flip every 10 minutes and bake around 30 minutes)

Recipe Notes

*Use chipotle chili powder and/or smoked paprika for a smokey flavor. If you want to make your sweet potatoes even spicier, add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper.