Roasted Sweet Potatoes are an easy and delicious way to get a side of sweet potatoes on the table for the holidays or any night of the week! If you are looking for more delicious additions to your dinner table, make sure to check out our copycat Texas Roadhouse Rolls.

A plate of Roasted Sweet Potatoes.

Why Roasted Sweet Potatoes?

Roasted Sweet Potatoes are not only packed with an amazing savory and sweet flavor, but they are also a nutritional powerhouse. These vibrant tubers are rich in fiber, iron, calcium, and essential vitamins B and C. Additionally, they are a fantastic source of beta-carotene, a potent antioxidant that contributes to their bright orange hue and offers numerous health benefits. There are multiple ways to cook up these vegetables, too, so make sure to check out my sweet potato casserole!

Simple Ingredients, Big Flavor

With just five common ingredients, you can have a flavorful side dish ready in about 45 minutes. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Extra Virgin Olive oil: Helps in roasting and adds a rich flavor.
  • Sweet Potatoes: The star of the dish, offering natural sweetness.
  • Kosher Salt: Enhances the flavors.
  • Black Pepper: Adds a hint of spice.
  • Garlic Powder: Infuses a subtle garlic flavor.

Tips for Perfect Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Achieving perfectly roasted sweet potatoes is easy with a few simple tips:

  1. Cut Evenly: Ensure your sweet potatoes are cut into uniform 1/2-inch cubes. This ensures even cooking and perfect texture.
  2. Toss Well: Make sure the sweet potatoes are thoroughly coated with olive oil and seasonings for maximum flavor.
  3. Single Layer: Arrange the potatoes in a single, even layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Overcrowding can lead to steaming rather than roasting.
  4. Flip Midway: Flip the potatoes halfway through baking to ensure they roast evenly on all sides.
  5. Broil for Crispiness: A quick broil at the end of baking adds a delightful crispiness to the edges.
A plate of roasted sweet potatoes, a serving spoon is loaded for serving.

Storage and Make-Ahead Tips

Roasted Sweet Potatoes are great for meal prep and can be stored easily:

  • Refrigerate: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.
  • Freeze: For longer storage, freeze roasted sweet potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet. Once frozen, transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container. They can be stored for up to 3 months. Reheat directly from frozen in a 375°F oven until warm and crispy.
  • Prep in Advance: You can peel and cube the sweet potatoes a day in advance. Store them in water in the refrigerator to prevent browning. Drain and pat dry before roasting.

Whether you’re serving them for a holiday feast or a simple weeknight dinner, Roasted Sweet Potatoes are a crowd-pleaser that’s as nutritious as it is delicious. Enjoy them as a side dish or toss them into salads, grain bowls, or tacos for added flavor and texture.

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A plate of Roasted Sweet Potatoes.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 31 minutes
Total Time 41 minutes
Roasted Sweet Potatoes: A simple, delicious, and nutritious side dish perfect for any meal. Easy recipe with just five ingredients!


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, washed, peeled, and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powde


  • Preheat oven to 450°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, add oil, potatoes, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Toss to combine and then spreadinto an even layer on the bakingsheet.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, flipping the potatoes halfway through, or until golden brown.
  • Broil the potatoes for an additional 3-5 minutes, or until crispy on the outside.
  • Serve immediately.

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