These oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes are perfectly crispy and completely irresistible. Seasoned to perfection; this side dish is a crowd pleaser.
This Roasted Sweet Potato Recipe is so easy to make, you’ll be making it over and over again! They’re perfectly caramelized and crispy on the outside with a pillowy soft inside.
So make extra, because you’ll be going back for seconds!
Roasted Sweet Potatoes Recipe
Get ready to fall in LOVE! This super easy sheet pan Roasted Sweet Potato recipe is going to be a family favorite!
These potatoes are perfectly seasoned and have the most incredible flavor; bound to satisfy any potato craving.
Sweet potatoes may be very popular in the Fall however, these potatoes can be enjoyed anytime of year. They are also versatile and go with so many different proteins.
While I love a good sweet potato casserole, or mashed sweet potatoes, oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes take the cake for me. The combination of crisp and soft is one of my favorites. It’s almost like the adult version of sweet potato fries, and I’m here for it!
Oven Roasted Sweet Potato Ingredients
Potatoes: for this recipe, I used sweet potatoes (with the skin on) cut into 1/2 inch cubes.
The secret ingredient: sprinkling light brown sugar over the potatoes just before baking with gives them a delicious caramelization and crispy finish.
*For a detailed list of ingredients and measurements, please reference the recipe card down below.
How to make Roasted Sweet Potatoes
1. Prepare the seasoning. In a small bowl, mix together salt, pepper, brown sugar, chili powder, paprika, and garlic powder.
2. Slice the sweet potatoes. Slice the potato into 1/2 inch thick rounds, then into 1/2 inch equal sized cubes.
3. Season the sweet potatoes. Toss sweet potato cubes in olive oil, then add seasoning and toss to coat.
4. Roast the sweet potatoes. Place the seasoned sweet potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet with about a half-inch in between each one. Sprinkle with a pinch of brown sugar. Roast for 15 minutes, toss and continue roasting for 10-15 mins until golden brown and crispy.
Cook times may very based on size; check on your potatoes about every 5 minutes after the first 15 minutes of roasting.
How to cut a Sweet Potato For Roasting
I recommend cutting your sweet potato into cubes, however, you can cut them into whichever shape you prefer. Bite sized things are my jam, so I really enjoy the cubes!
- Peel the potato (optional).
- Start by cutting off the ends of the sweet potato.
- Thinly slice off one side of the potato to create a flat surface for sturdier cutting.
- Starting at one end, slice the potato into rounds and then cut into equal sized cubes.
I did not peel my potatoes. This is just a personal preference and won’t affect the way the potatoes cook.
How to get Crispy Sweet Potatoes
In my not so humble opinion, crispy potatoes are the BEST potatoes! To ensure you get crispy potatoes make sure you give the potatoes plenty of space on the pan.
Space will allow the outside of the potatoes to get crispy instead of steamy and mushy.
I like to roast my potatoes right on the baking sheet, without foil, because it can actually prevent your potatoes from crisping.
Questions You Might Have
It’s really a personal preference. Boiling sweet potatoes will make them soft and tender and roasting sweet potatoes will give you a tender inside with a crispy outside.
If you don’t allow enough space on the pan your potatoes will become steamy and mushy instead of caramelized and crispy. Make sure you are using a large enough pan to space out your potatoes.
It’s not necessary. If you want to you can, however, I do not because it adds additional steps, dishes, and time to the process.
This is truly personal preference. Some people like the skin and others do not. I like to leave it on because it only ends up on a few sweet potato cubes and removing it only adds an additional step.
More Potato Recipes To Try
- Air Fryer Potatoes
- Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- Crispy Smashed Potatoes Nachos
- Mushroom Hasselback Potato Gratin
- Breakfast Sweet Potato Toast
- Pesto Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
What to Serve With Sweet Potatoes
There are so many ways to serve Roasted Sweet Potatoes. Lately, I’ve been on a power bowl kick and have been adding them in, like in these Roasted Sweet Potato Bowls.
- Chimichurri Steak
- Salmon Cakes With Lemon Dill Sauce
- Air Fryer Chicken
- Blackened Shrimp
- Creamy Garlic Tuscan Salmon
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Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- Preheat the oven to 450° F. In a small bowl, mix together salt, pepper, brown sugar, chili powder, paprika, and garlic powder.
- Slice the potato into 1/2 inch thick rounds, then into 1/2 inch equal sized cubes.
- Toss sweet potatoes in olive oil, then add seasoning and toss to coat.
- Place the seasoned sweet potatoes on a baking sheet with about a half-inch in between each one. Sprinkle with a pinch of brown sugar. Roast for 15 minutes, toss and continue roasting for 10-15 mins until golden brown and crispy.