Roasted sweet potatoes make a delicious side dish throughout the year and these simple are an all-time favorite!

Roasted Sweet Potatoes make a quick and easy side dish perfect the whole family loves! //

Sometimes, the simplest of recipes are the ones that are the most requested at my house. Like these humble roasted sweet potatoes. There is seemingly nothing all that special about them, but they have this amazingly crisp exterior while still having a soft and tender inside. It is like the best of all worlds between sweet potato french fries and a baked sweet potato!

To make them, I start by preheating my oven to a piping hot 500º F. This ensures they potatoes will cook quickly and give us that crispy exterior that we love in these roasted sweet potatoes.

While the oven is preheating, I scrub my potatoes clean and then dry them with paper towels. Do you prefer your potatoes peeled? At this step, you can peel your sweet potatoes if you do. But, I’m going to just go ahead and say it. I’m usually rushing against the clock to get supper on the table and I usually skip the whole peeling part.

Once I have my potatoes cleaned and dried (and peeled, if you are peeling them), I quickly cut up my sweet potatoes and toss them onto the roasting pan. Once I have all of my potatoes cut and onto the pan, I drizzle them well with olive oil and then sprinkle on my salt and pepper.

Then, I just use my hands and toss the potatoes to make sure they are well-coated in the oil and salt and pepper and distributed in an even layer on the sheet pan. I pop them into the oven and let the magic happen.

Here’s how I make my Roasted Sweet Potatoes. I think you’ll love them as much as we do!

Roasted Sweet Potatoes Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Roasted sweet potatoes make a delicious side dish throughout the year and these simple are an all-time favorite!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 2 to 3 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • ground black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 500º F.
  • Clean and dry sweet potatoes and peel, if so desired. Cut sweet potatoes into large chunks and place onto a rimmed sheet pan. Drizzle potatoes with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Toss potatoes to make sure well coated with oil, salt and pepper and place into the preheated oven to bake until fork tender, about 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven and serve.


Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 125mg | Potassium: 764mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 32176IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Robyn xo

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Recipe Review


  1. Sounds delish! Being in a hurry is a blessing in this case: lots of nutrition in those potato skins!

  2. 5 stars
    Hi Robyn, Sweet flavourful sweet potatoes. I placed the potatoes in a large storage bag then added the oil/honey mixture to make sure all the potatoes were coated. Then before placing in an oven sprinkled with a little more cinnamon and a little brown sugar. Awesome!

  3. 5 stars
    Seems like everyone who runs a food blog is cooking with sweet potatoes nowadays 🙂 I’ve seen boatloads with sauces, in stir fries, in salads etc, but I like yours as it’s very simple. Just basic sweet potatoes, cooked nicely and without a lot of fuss. Thanks 🙂

  4. I absolutely love it when sweet potatoes are served relatively plain. Nothing like a simple base flavor that really brings a dish together.

  5. Robyn, just found your site and glad to meet another Southerner who loves to cook. Our family’s favorite of late is home fries. I’ll have to give these Roasted Sweet Potatoes a try instead.

  6. Robin,

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