Roasted Sweet Potatoes

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes are perfectly tender inside, crisp and caramelized on the outside.

This side dish is extra easy to make. Simply peel, cube, seasoning, and roast to tender-crisp perfection.

A pan of roasted sweet potatoes with thyme

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 Side Dish

Much like our usual roasted potatoes, there is no need for fancy ingredients or cooking methods when it comes to preparing these.

These are great served hot out of the oven but I often cool them (or use leftovers) to add to my favorite fall salads, pasta salads or to add to quinoa salad!

To Prep 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 skin (or scrub well if you want to leave the skin on
  • Cut into 1″ cubes
  • Season well per the recipe below (and add olive oil to help them crisp)

Diced Sweet potatoes and a knife on a cutting board with a knife

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.

  1. Preheat: Preheat the oven.
  2. Season: Toss with olive oil and season (per recipe below).
  3. Roast: Bake in until the inside is soft and the outside is golden and crispy!


  • Parchment paper makes for easier clean-up but I find they crisp much better when cooked directly on the baking sheet!
  • If you’re cutting into larger pieces or wedges, cooking time may need to be adjusted.
  • Cook just until caramelized on the outside and fork-tender inside.

A plate of roasted sweet potatoes with a spoon

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

When you get in the “what do I serve with dinner” blues, roasted sweet potatoes are simple to prepare with minimal ingredients.

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5 from 4 votes
Review Recipe

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Sweet and savory, these tender roasted sweet potatoes are going to be a family favorite!


  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes peeled
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

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  • 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

Recipe Notes

Parchment paper makes for easier clean-up but I find they crisp much better when cooked directly on the baking sheet!
If you're cutting into larger pieces or wedges, cooking time may need to be adjusted.
Cook just until caramelized on the outside and fork-tender inside.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 258, Carbohydrates: 45g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 125mg, Potassium: 764mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 32175IU, Vitamin C: 5.4mg, Calcium: 68mg, Iron: 1.4mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

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  1. 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!5 stars

    1. 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.