Perfect Roasted Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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Bob Published: December 8, 2020 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Perfect Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Roast up a healthy side dish of roasted sweet potatoes for dinner! It’s got simple seasonings, and pairs deliciously with any hearty meal.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • 2lbssweet potatoes,3 to 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2tbspextra-virgin olive oil
  • 1tspchili powder,or freshly ground black pepper, optional, to taste
  • ¼tspfine sea salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F, then line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper/

  2. Either scrub the sweet potatoes clean and pat dry, or peel them.

  3. Use a sharp chef’s knife to cut the potatoes into 1-inch thick rounds. Cut up each round to make 1-inch cubes.

  4. Place the sweet potatoes on the prepared baking sheet, then drizzle the olive oil on top.

  5. Sprinkle the chili pepper on top, followed by the salt.

  6. Toss until the sweet potatoes are all evenly coated in oil. Arrange them in a single layer.

  7. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, tossing halfway, until the sweet potatoes are tender and caramelizing at the edges.

  8. Serve warm, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 256.62kcal
  • Fat: 6.96g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.99g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.95g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.80g
  • Carbohydrates: 45.97g
  • Fiber: 7.04g
  • Sugar: 9.53g
  • Protein: 3.65g
  • Sodium: 289.57mg
  • Calcium: 70.42mg
  • Potassium: 777.56mg
  • Iron: 1.54mg
  • Vitamin A: 1618.00µg
  • Vitamin C: 5.45mg
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