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How to Cook Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes Recipe

How to Cook Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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Make perfectly roasted sweet potatoes with this simple recipe.

Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, these roasted sweet potatoes are the ultimate side dish for any meal.

Ingredients for the Best Roasted Sweet Potatoes

The beauty of this recipe is that you can make it with the bare minimum of effort and ingredients.

The sweet, earthy flavor of the sweet potato is the real star of this recipe.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Here is what you will need:

  • Four medium sweet potatoes, washed and peeled (or unpeeled for added texture)
  • Two tablespoons of olive oil
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation: How to Make Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Start by preheating your oven to 425°F (220°C). While the oven is warming up, wash and prep your potatoes for cooking.

Washing and Peeling the Sweet Potatoes

Start by thoroughly washing the sweet potatoes to remove any dirt.

If you prefer your sweet potato with the skins off, use a vegetable peeler to peel them.

Otherwise, the skin can be left on to add texture and flavor.

Cutting the Sweet Potatoes into Uniform Pieces

Once dry, slice them into 1-inch cubes.

Remember, the key to roasting any vegetable well is uniformity – the more similar in size, the more evenly they’ll cook.

How to Season the Sweet Potatoes

Next, place your cut sweet potatoes in a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil, coating them well.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Toss the sweet potatoes around the bowl until they are evenly coated in the oil and seasonings.

Now, spread them out evenly on a baking sheet.

It’s a good idea to use parchment paper or a silicone baking mat to prevent sticking and for easy cleanup.

roasted sweet potatoes recipe

How to Roast Sweet Potatoes

Slide your sweet potatoes into the preheated oven and set a timer for 25 minutes. After the first 25 minutes, take them out, give them a good toss, and return them to the oven.

At this point, the edges should start caramelizing, and the sweet potatoes should be developing that golden finish that signifies they’re nearly done.

They are done once they are fork-tender and golden brown in spots.

roasted sweet potatoes

Serving Suggestions – Sweet Potatoes, Done Your Way

Roasted sweet potatoes are versatile – they could be a perfect side to a juicy steak, an addition to a salad, or even the foundation for a breakfast hash.

As the perfect fall and winter comfort food, their warm, sugary taste pairs well with almost any dish.

You’ll find yourself reaching for roasted sweet potatoes over and over again.

Roasted sweet potato recipe

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Yield: 6


  • 4 sweet potatoes, washed peeled
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • pepper (optional)


    • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
    • Wash and scrub the sweet potatoes, then pat them dry. Peel if you prefer.
    • Cut the sweet potatoes into cubes or wedges, about 1 inch in size.
    • In a large bowl, mix together the olive oil, salt, and pepper. Add the sweet potato cubes to the bowl and toss until evenly coated with the seasoning mixture.
    • Spread the sweet potatoes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or foil.
    • Roast in the oven for about 25 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking time. Check for doneness by piercing a fork into a sweet potato cube - it should be soft and tender. Once done, remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes before serving.

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