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spicy roasted sweet potatoes

★★★★★ 19
a recipe by
Carol White
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Candied Sweet Potatoes is another family recipe that I needed to make healthier. I took away the sugar and butter that made up a heavy syrup. Instead I added agave nectar and olive oil in its place. Enjoy!

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The perfect combination of sweet and savory, you'll fall in love with every bite of these yummy potatoes! We adore the slight kick of chili powder coupled with the zingy lime juice.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 19
serves 4 - 6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For spicy roasted sweet potatoes

  • 2 1/2 lb
    sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 Tbsp
    extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp
    agave nectar
  • 1
    juice of 1 lime (about 1 tbsp)
  • 4 clove
    garlic (minced)
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    fresh scallions (chopped) for garnish

How To Make spicy roasted sweet potatoes

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray cooking spray lightly on a large foil-lined baking sheet. In a large bowl, combine olive oil, agave nectar, lime juice, garlic, fresh ginger and spices. Then add sweet potatoes and coat.
  • 2
    Pour sweet potatoes and seasonings on to roasting pan and spread them out into an even layer. Season with a little salt and pepper to taste.
  • 3
    Roast sweet potatoes in oven, stirring occasionally, for about 40 minutes or until they are golden brown, tender and caramelized. Remove from oven and place in serving dish. Garnish with fresh scallions.