Easy Roasted Sweet Potatoes – made 2 ways! A simple side that everyone always loves. The perfect accompaniment for so many meals!

Roasted sweet potatoes are a staple at our house! We can’t get enough of them as a side for so many meals.

Over the years I’ve narrowed down my 2 favorite ways to make sweet potatoes – Cinnamon Coconut Sugar Sweet Potatoes and Chili-Cumin Sweet Potatoes. Sweet potatoes always taste delicious with just a touch of sweetness and cinnamon. Their naturally sweet flavor also pairs amazingly well with a little bit of spice!

How to Roast Sweet Potatoes

When picking out sweet potatoes I like to select the variety that is orange on the inside. These are often called jewel or garnet sweet potatoes or yams. Sometimes grocery stores label the long, red-skinned sweet potatoes as yams – but they are actually just one of the many kinds of sweet potatoes. Look for sweet potatoes that feel firm and have unwrinkled flesh.

The method for making both of these sweet potatoes is the same. You peel and chop the sweet potatoes into the desired shape, then toss with some kind of fat, spices and salt and roast at 400F for about 30 minutes. Be sure to chop the sweet potatoes in roughly the same size so they bake evenly.

I love cutting sweet potatoes into medallion shapes when I’m making Cinnamon Coconut Sugar Sweet Potatoes. They are known as “magic sweet potatoes” at our house. Something about the medallion shape makes them magically extra delicious. These sweet potatoes are delicious alongside turkey, chicken, Thanksgiving dinner or even if you just want a healthy sweet treat.

And if you’ve never tried pairing savory spices with sweet potatoes you must! The Chili Cumin Sweet Potatoes have such a delicious smoky, garlicky flavor. These sweet potatoes are delicious with bacon and a fried egg for breakfast, alongside salmon, or in meal-prep lunch bowls.

I like using silplat liners on my baking sheets when I make roasted vegetables.

Easy Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Look for sweet potatoes that feel firm and have unwrinkled flesh.

Chop the sweet potatoes in roughly the same size so they bake evenly.

Toss with some kind of fat, salt and spices.

Bake on a silplat liner or high-quality baking sheet.

Enjoy with so many different meals!

 

Other favorite sweet potato recipes:

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Praline Topping

 

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Easy, Roasted Sweet Potatoes


  • Author: Erin Collins
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings

Description

Easy Roasted Sweet Potatoes – made 2 ways! A simple side that everyone always loves. The perfect accompaniment for so many meals!


Ingredients

Cinnamon Coconut Sugar Sweet Potatoes:

  • 2-3lbs sweet potatoes, sliced into medallions
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Chili-Cumin Sweet Potatoes:

  • 2-3lbs sweet potatoes, cut into chunks
  • 2 tablespoons ghee or avocado oil
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  2. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut the sweet potatoes into the desired shape.
  3. Place the slices in a mound on a baking baking sheet, pour over remaining ingredients then mix every thing together with your hands to evenly coat the slices. Spread the sweet potatoes into an even, single layer.
  4. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until the sweet potatoes are fork tender. Enjoy!