Spicy-Sweet Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Spicy-Sweet Roasted Sweet Potatoes make a healthy side dish that’s packed full of flavor. They’re coated in a spice mixture that is both sweet and spicy and then roasted in a hot oven until brown and crispy.

Sweet and Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes

 

I love the sweet taste of sweet potatoes and I love them even more in savory recipes with some spice than in straight up sweet recipes. The flavor contrast is SO good.

Sweet and Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes

 

To make these Spicy-Sweet Roasted Sweet Potatoes peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into small bite-sized pieces. I like them pretty small.

They are drizzled with olive oil and then coated in a spice mixture of chili powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, onion powder, black pepper and some brown sugar.

Spicy-Sweet Roasted Sweet Potatoes

 

Roast them in a 425 degree oven. Watch them carefully becasue you want to try to get them nice and browned but they will burn if you cook them too long.

Spicy-Sweet Roasted Sweet Potatoes make a tasty side for chicken, pork, or beef and they also taste great served with over easy eggs for breakfast. Try tossing leftovers in a green salad with some feta cheese.

Spicy-Sweet Roasted Sweet Potatoes

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Sweet and Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes
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Spicy-Sweet Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Prep Time
7 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
37 mins
 

Spicy-Sweet Roasted Sweet Potatoes are coated in a spice mixture that is both sweet and spicy and then roasted in a hot oven until brown and crispy.

Course: Side Dish
Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • 3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

  2. Place sweet potatoes in a large bowl and drizzle with oil.

  3. Add remaining ingredients and stir to coat sweet potatoes evenly.

  4. Spread sweet potatoes out on a large baking sheet.

  5. Bake 15 minutes. Stir and bake another 15 to 20 minutes.

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