Spicy Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Spicy Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes is just the perfect side dish for the Thanksgiving meal or any fall gathering. This recipe is a perfect balance of sweet and spicy. 

Spicy Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Fall recipes are not complete without cooking with sweet potatoes. Fall or not, sweet potato is one of our favorite vegetables and any day my boys prefer this over any other vegetable. The next best part is my boys love roasted vegetables. That is when I thought why not make Spicy Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes over the weekend. As soon as the aroma of the sweet potatoes roasting in the oven started filling the house, the boys were behind me asking when will it be done.

The minute it came out of the oven, they pounced on it right away asking me if they can taste test it. One piece became two and then three and so on. At that point, I had to force them to not touch it until I was done with photographing it. This was a great hit in the house and the only sad part was they wanted more. I promised my little one that I will make him some for his school on Monday.


This recipe for the Spicy Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes cannot be any simpler. All it needs is a little bit of tossing and then baking. I used spices that my family would prefer. You could alter it or add more or less of any spice that you like. Sweet potato paratha is one of our favorite recipes that I make with the vegetable. But now after making this Spicy Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes, it appears that this might just become our new favorite.

Spicy Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Preparation time – 10 minutes
Baking time – 25 to 30 minutes
Difficulty level – easy

Ingredients to make Spicy Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes – Serves 4

  • Sweet potatoes – 3 medium or 2 large (about 4 cups chopped)
  • Oil – 2 TBSP
  • Salt – to taste
  • Black pepper – to taste
  • Red chili powder – 1 tsp (adjust based on your spice preference)
  • Roasted cumin powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic powder – 1/2 tsp

Spicy Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Procedure to make Spicy Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes –

  • Preheat the oven to 425 F. Grease a baking sheet with oil and keep it aside.
  • Peel and clean the sweet potatoes. Chop it into 1 inch cube pieces and place it in a large bowl.
  • Add the oil, salt, pepper, chili powder, garlic powder and roasted cumin powder to the bowl and toss the sweet potatoes to mix them up.

Spicy Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes

  • Place the sweet potatoes on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer.
  • Bake the sweet potatoes in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes. Remove it from the oven and then flip the pieces a few times and return to the oven and bake further for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown and well roasted.

Spicy Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes

  • Let it cool a bit and then serve!

Spicy Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Spicy Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes
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Spicy Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Spicy Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes is just the perfect side dish for the Thanksgiving meal or any fall gathering. This recipe is a perfect balance of sweet and spicy. 

Course Baking, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword appetizer, roasted sweet potato, roasted vegetable, sweet potato recipe, thanksgiving recipes, thanksgiving sides
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 4 Servings

Ingredients

  • Sweet potatoes - 3 medium or 2 large about 4 cups chopped
  • Oil - 2 TBSP
  • Salt - to taste
  • Black pepper - to taste
  • Red chili powder - 1 tsp adjust based on your spice preference
  • Roasted cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic powder - 1/2 tsp

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 F. Grease a baking sheet with oil and keep it aside.
  2. Peel and clean the sweet potatoes. Chop it into 1 inch cube pieces and place it in a large bowl.
  3. Add the oil, salt, pepper, chili powder, garlic powder and roasted cumin powder to the bowl and toss the sweet potatoes to mix them up.
  4. Place the sweet potatoes on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer.
  5. Bake the sweet potatoes in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes. Remove it from the oven and then flip the pieces a few times and return to the oven and bake further for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown and well roasted.
  6. Let it cool a bit and then serve!

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16 thoughts on “Spicy Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes

  1. What a fabulous recipe Sandhya…I have made sweet potato roast with spices and it tastes great..so I can imagine how this oven roasted must have been..very nice share!

  2. I love any roasted vegetable and these roasted sweet potatoes look very addictive. I would probably eat the whole plate in the name of ‘tasting’ 🙂

  3. awesome, you reminded me my chat with sweet potato. with oven roasted sweet potato it looks so delicious and m again feeling like having one right now.

  4. Your post has just reminded me that I have sweet potatoes lying in my fridge that I bought during navratri and forgot to use. Not those are surely going into the oven to make these crisp roasted sweet potatoes.

  5. Love these roasted sweet potatoes Sandhya. The image of the kids clamoring for the roasted sweet potato is so good. It brings a happy smile to my face. I have just picked up sweet potato will try it not that kiddo will eat it but hubby and FIL will enjoy it.

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