Sweet, savory, healthy, and perfectly delicious!
Roasted Sweet Potatoes are a simple side. Cubes of sweet potato are tossed with olive oil and a few simple seasonings before being roasted to perfection.
Tender inside with a crisp and caramelized outside, this side dish is extra easy to make. Simply peel, cube, season, and roast.
Super easy to prepare, healthy and full of flavor, sweet potatoes are a great choice to serve alongside your favorite Oven Baked Chicken Breasts or with turkey dinner!
An Easy Sweet Potato Side
Much like our usual roasted potatoes, there is no need for fancy ingredients or cooking methods when it comes to preparing these.
- Season these to be sweet or savory.
- Prep can be done days ahead of time, before serving simply toss them in the oven.
- These are great served hot out but leftovers are amazing added to salads (like Kale salad), pasta salads or to add to quinoa salad.
How to Prepare Sweet Potatoes
To Peel or Not to Peel? I do eat the skins of baked sweet potatoes and the skins would be fine in this recipe too. While there is no need to peel them before roasting I usually do.
- Peel the skin or scrub well if you want to leave the skin on.
- Cut into 1-inch cubes
- Season well per the recipe below (and add olive oil to help them crisp)
How to Make Roasted Sweet Potatoes
If you want to make roasted sweet potato wedges or fries, then simply cut them into the appropriate shapes and place on a baking sheet.
- Preheat: Preheat the oven.
- Season: Toss with olive oil and season (per recipe below).
- Roast: Bake in until the inside is soft and the outside is golden and crispy!
While sweet potato casserole is usually on the sweeter side (with marshmallows or pecans), I more often season roasted sweet potatoes on the savory side.
- Savory: Thyme or cumin and chili powder pair well with sweet potato. If using savory spices, enjoy leftover chunks as sweet potato tacos!
- Sweet: Add a dash of brown sugar, honey, or maple syrup. Orange zest, lemon zest, or warm spices (like cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice) can be added.
How Long to Roast Sweet Potatoes
Roast cubed sweet potato cubes for 35-40 minutes in a 400˚F oven. If you are preparing roasted sweet potato fries or wedges, cook about 25-35 minutes in a 400˚F oven (depending on how thick they are cut).
Sweet Potatoes can be cubed and baked at a lower temperature. Note that times can vary slightly based on the size/shape potatoes are cut.
- Bake at 350°F for 50-60 minutes
- Bake at 375°F for 40-50 minutes
- Bake at 400°F for 35-40-50 minutes
- Parchment paper makes for easier clean-up but I find they crisp much better when cooked directly on the sheet pan.
- If you’re cutting into larger pieces or wedges, cooking time may need to be adjusted.
- To prepare ahead of time, toss with seasonings in a bowl and refrigerate.
- Cook just until caramelized on the outside and fork-tender inside.
More Sweet Potato Recipes
- Sweet Potato Soup
- Mashed Sweet Potatoes
- Sweet Potato and Apple Casserole
- Sweet Potato and Apple Casserole
- Sweet Potato Salad
- Sweet Potato Casserole
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Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- 2 pounds sweet potatoes peeled
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Cut potatoes into 1" cubes and toss with olive oil and seasonings.
- Roast on a baking sheet for 35-40 minutes or until tender, stirring after the first 20 minutes.
- Serve hot with sour cream or cool and add to salad
Bake at 375°F for 40-50 minutes
Bake at 400°F for 35-40-50 minutes
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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I have made these frequently and they are delicious. I noticed for the first time (even though I have made these numerous times) that there’s a discrepancy in the size the the cube for the potatoes. In the ‘How to Prep’ section it says to do a 1/2 inch dice but in step#2 of the actual recipe the sweet potatoes are described as 1 inch cubes. Since the size of the dice affects cooking time, I wanted to bring it to your attention. One of the things I really appreciate about your ou side dish recipes is how you offer different times for different temperatures- so, so helpful depending on what I am pairing it with. Just love your site and your recipes!
Hi LuAnn, so glad you love these sweet potatoes! We typically use a 1 inch cube.
Hi! Can you use frozen?
Yes, this should work just fine. They may not brown quite as much but should still taste delicious.
I find cutting sweet potatoes a bit difficult. Do you have any tips to make cutting them easier?
Sweet Potatoes can definitely be hard to cut! When choosing sweet potatoes, try to choose the smallest ones you can as they’re more tender. Our produce section has pre-cut sweet potatoes as well.
I use a very large knife, like the one shown in the recipe photo, cut it in half, then quarters, then cube. The first cut is the most difficult, but the large, heavy knife sure helps.