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roasted sweet potato cut in half

Sweet and Spicy Roast Sweet Potatoes

marni | simplegraytshirt
These sweet and spicy sweet potatoes are roasted until caramelized and soft and make a great addition to any meal.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 291 kcal


  • sheet pan


  • 4 sweet potatoes try to find potatoes that about the same size
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • ½ Tablespoon kosher salt
  • ½ tablespoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne optional


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a sheet pan with aluminum foil.
  • Wash the sweet potatoes and dry well. Cut the sweet potatoes in half lengthwise and set aside. On the foil line pan, drizzle the olive oil followed by the honey. Then sprinkle the spices and seasonings over the oil and honey and schmear together with a pastry brush.
    spices and olive oil on a sheet pan with a black pastry brush
  • Place the sweet potatoes cut side DOWN on the baking pan and nudge around a bit to make sure the cut side is covered in the oil, honey and spices. Using your pastry brush, brush the skin side with any residual oil and spices from the pan.
    sweet potatos on a baking sheet ready to roast
  • Put into the preheated oven and roast at 400 degrees from 30-40 minutes. You want the sweet potatoes to be soft inside and caramelized on the bottom.
  • As soon as your remove the pan from the oven, use as spatula to turn over the sweet potatoes so that they don't stick to the foil pan. Cool a bit and enjoy!
    sweet and spicy potato caramelized side up on sheet pan.


These sweet potatoes can be made ahead of time and served at room temperature.  Additionally, they reheat really well in the microwave, so make a big batch at the beginning of the week to add to lunches or to snack on as needed.


Calories: 291kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 4gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 998mgPotassium: 782mgFiber: 7gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 32598IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 68mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Dairy Free, gluten free, roasted vegetable, vegetarian
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