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roasted sweet potatoes

a recipe by
Beth Pierce
Old Monroe, MO

These Roasted Sweet Potatoes are so tasty and easy. They are made with common pantry ingredients and savory spices like cumin, paprika, and just a touch of cayenne pepper. Wake up those taste buds with this perfect complementary combination of seasoning and spice to bring out the natural sweetness.

serves 6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Roast

Ingredients For roasted sweet potatoes

  • 3
    large sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • ¼ c
    olive oil
  • ½ tsp
    kosher salt
  • ½ tsp
    freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp
    ground cumin
  • ½ tsp
    garlic powder
  • ½ tsp
  • 1/8 tsp
    cayenne pepper (see notes)

How To Make roasted sweet potatoes

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cover a sheet pan with parchment paper (see notes below on top temperatures for parchment paper)
  • 2
    Add the peeled and cubed sweet potatoes to a large bowl.
  • 3
    In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, ground cumin, garlic powder, paprika, and cayenne pepper. Drizzle the olive oil mixture over the sweet potato chunks and stir to coat.
  • 4
    Scatter the potatoes over the parchment paper with space between the potatoes for the hot air to roast them. Roast for 20 minutes, then flip them and cook an additional 15 minutes or until fork tender. Season with more salt and pepper to taste.