Roasted Sweet Potatoes Recipe [Video]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
5 from 9 reviews

Recipes Side Dishes Thanksgiving Recipes Vegetarian

Cook time Cook time: 30 minutes

Roasted Sweet Potatoes are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside! Cooking this dish will only take 30 minutes making this a great dinner staple!

I like this type of spud as it is naturally sweet, and this recipe will leverage on that. You can pair it with almost anything. Try out our dinner must-haves like the Crack Turkey Pinwheels, Baked Crack Chicken, or Crispy Honey Sesame Chicken.

Perfectly Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Roasted Sweet Potatoes may seem simple, but they pack rich flavors. A mixture of sweet and savory flavors will burst in your mouth as you chew on them! The outer surface forms a slightly caramelized texture which makes it crispy while keeping the inside soft and moist.

This dish makes for a great side dish as it tastes good with almost anything making it highly versatile. I like to pair it with burgers, steaks, or pulled pork. I even serve it along with grains or salads. Also, this is a must-have side dish on the Thanksgiving table! This is a tradition of ours, so we never skip it at our Thanksgiving dinner.

This is a healthy way to enjoy the spuds as roasting it will not incorporate too much fat compared to buttery and deep-fried recipes. Try it now, and for sure, kids and adults alike will enjoy this!

What are sweet potatoes?

Like carrots, they are root tubers. This means that the plant’s nutrients are stored in the roots and these are what we consume.

They are usually mistaken for yams which are native to Asia and Africa, but they are of the morning glory family. Yams, on the other hand, are of the lily family.

Are sweet potatoes healthy?

Yes! They are low-calorie and nutrient-dense. Per 100 grams of the raw veggie can yield only 86 kcal as per USDA guidelines. It is also considered paleo-friendly. And since our ancestors were already eating this vegetable, it only proves how healthful they are.

In addition, they are rich in beta carotene which can benefit the eyesight. It has lots of antioxidants and important protein.

What do you need to make roasted sweet potatoes?

You will need only the following:

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Butter
  • Honey
  • Light brown sugar
  • Paprika
  • Garlic powder
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • Parsley (optional)

How do you make roasted sweet potatoes?

  1. Prepare the oven: Preheat it to 400 degrees. Put parchment paper on the baking sheet pan.
  2. Mix: Combine all the ingredients in a bowl except for the parsley. Once the glaze ingredients are combined, mix in the chunks of spuds.
  3. Bake: Put the seasoned pieces on the baking tray in a single layer, making sure that everything is properly spaced out. After 20 minutes of baking, flip the pieces and cook for another 10 minutes or so.
  4. Serve: Garnish with parsley if you please.

Is it necessary to peel sweet potatoes?

It may not be necessary to peel the spuds because you will be throwing away important nutrients from the skin, and fiber, too. But for this recipe, I like that it is peeled. And the shape itself gives it a larger surface area that makes it caramelize more.

If they are prepared as wedges, then, roasting with the skin on can be an option. It is a matter of personal preference, though.

How long should you roast them?

Cooking time may vary depending on how hot and powerful your oven is. In this recipe, cooking one side took about 20 minutes while the other side will take only 10 minutes until done.

How to store:

  • Refrigerate: Let the chunks cool completely and then, transfer to an airtight container. Refrigerate for 3 to 5 days.
  • Freeze: You can put them in a freezer bag and freeze them for about 10 to 12 months.
  • Reheat: To thaw, simply put the frozen pieces in the fridge overnight. They can last for another 4 days in the fridge until you are ready to cook them again and serve. Reheat in a pan or bake again. Don’t forget to glaze.

More Sweet Potatoe recipes:

Recipe Tips

  • In place of honey, you may use maple syrup.
  • The best varieties to use are red or orange ones like the Jewel.
  • When buying the spuds, look for those that are firm, dry, and no discoloration. Also, whenever possible try buying organic as it has less pesticides, and is healthier.
  • Check for doneness by pricking the pieces with a fork.

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5 from 9 reviews

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Roasted Sweet Potatoes are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside! Cooking this dish will only take 30 minutes making this a great dinner staple!

Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 6 servings
Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Total time: 45 mins



Nutrition information

Calories: 280 Carbohydrates: 41 Protein: 3 Fat: 12 Saturated Fat: 2 Sodium: 561 Potassium: 533 Fiber: 5 Sugar: 16 Vitamin A: 21825 Vitamin C: 4 Calcium: 60 Iron: 1
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Sarah Bailey

There is something about sweet potatoes isn't there. This sounds like such a nice way to cook them as well - I totally need to try it out.



This would be the perfect side dish to make for dinner tonight. My family is huge fans of sweet potatoes.


Amber Myers

Yes please. I just love sweet potatoes and these look wonderful. They'd make for a tasty side dish!



These look delicious and I'm bookmarking to make. We've been eating more sweet potatoes throughout the year this year and I'm always looking for ways to spice them up.



I am a huge fan of roasted sweet potatoes. I want to stop at the store so I can get some for tonight.



My husband is going to go crazy for this! A long time ago I went to a Thanksgiving where the person served sweet potato dumplings. Have you ever heard of this or know of a good recipe for it?


Chef Dennis

I am so loving this Roasted Sweet Potatoes Recipe! This is really mouthwatering. I will definitely try this one out for my family!



Roasted sweet potatoes are one of my favorite foods. You can season them so many different ways.


Ruth I

I didn't know sweet potatoes can be this appetizing! I would love to try this recipe!


Jeni Hawkins

I am so in love with this. I think having a drizzle of honey and caramel will level it up. I can't wait to try this.



I love roasted sweet potatoes, but I only add olive oil plus salt and pepper to mine. The idea of adding maple syrup sounds so good. Will try your recipe ASAP.


Lisa Favre

I am all about sweet potatoes and now you totally have me craving them. When they're roasted they're even better and I think I may do it for dinner tonight.


Kelli A

My gram is allergic to regular potatoes but loves sweet potatoes! I have been learning more and more ways to cook this for her. I think she would love this recipe.


Nikka Shae

We love sweet potato’s in our house. This is a fun way to make them too. I will try this the next time I make them.


Amy H

I've never been a fan of sweet potatoes, but I've never tried Roasted Sweet Potatoes. I may have to try this recipe


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