Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes

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Perfectly Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes For Browned, Crispy Bites

Sweet potatoes are a staple healthy meal prep ingredient.

They are easy to make on a sheet pan, versatile, and provide a blast of sweetness that can sometimes be lacking in healthy diets.

Sweet potatoes are in regular rotation during my weekday meals. I treat them as a carb and use them interchangeably with healthy grains and beans.

Grain salad? How about sweet potato salad!

My favorite way to eat sweet potatoes is roasted. Roasting sweet potatoes in the oven is the easiest way to browned, crispy meal prep perfection. Plus, it is super easy.

Start picking up a few sweet potatoes each week at your grocery store and use this roasted sweet potato recipe to make them delicious!

How Long Do Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes Keep?

After roasting, let cool, cover, and store in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.

These containers are my favorite for storing leftover meal prep ingredients. They are cheap, microwave, freezer, and dishwasher safe, and all the lids are the same between each size of container. They are what the restaurants use.

Roasted Sweet Potato Pieces

How Can I Use These Roasted Sweet Potatoes for Meal Prep?

Roasted sweet potatoes are extremely versatile. Here are a few ideas to make these roasted sweet potatoes into a full meal.


Roasted Sweet Potatoes Cooking Tips

  • Don’t pack the sweet potatoes too closely on the sheet pan or they will steam rather than brown. If you scale up this recipe and the sweet potatoes don’t fit on one sheet pan, use two. The best sheet pans are these and luckily, they come in a pair.

  • Toss the sweet potatoes about every 15 minutes during roasting. This will ensure even browning.

  • Season with enough olive oil and salt as indicated by the amounts in the recipe below.

Do I Have to Peel The Sweet Potatoes?

No, you don’t have to peel the sweet potatoes before roasting. Sweet potatoes have a thin skin that is completely edible and nutritious. However, you should trim off the dry tips of the potatoes at each end.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes in Bowl

How Can I Make These Sweet Potatoes Taste More Delicious?

You’re probably thinking, just sweet potatoes, olive oil, and salt? That seems kind of boring.

Well, with the right amount of oil, salt, heat, and time, the sweet potatoes will roast and transform into brown, caramelized goodness.

But, there are surely ways to fancy up this recipe. Here are a few options:

  • Top with a tasty dressing – Make one of these 10 Healthy Homemade Dressings and pour over these sweet potatoes.

  • Smoked Paprika – Season with 2 tsp. of smoked paprika before roasting

  • Garlic and Sriracha – Toss roasted sweet potatoes while still warm with 1 clove of grated garlic and 1 tsp. of Sriracha

  • Pecans, Cinnamon, and Nutmeg – After roasting, combine with 1/2 cup toasted pecans. Season the potatoes and pecans with 1.5 tsp. cinnamon and 1/2 tsp. nutmeg.

  • Pesto – Toss roasted sweet potatoes while still warm with 1/4 cup of this kale pesto


Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Nick @ walktoeat
Simple oven roasted sweet potatoes recipe for perfectly browned and crispy sweet potatoes every time.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 218 kcal


  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes (about 2-3), cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Toss sweet potatoes, oil, and salt on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast, tossing every 15 minutes until sweet potatoes are browned and tender, 35-45 minutes.
  • Place in preheated oven and cook, tossing every 15 minutes, until sweet potatoes are browned and tender, 35-45 minutes.



Sodium: 401mgCalcium: 26mgSugar: 0.8gFiber: 6.2gPotassium: 1234mgCalories: 218kcalSaturated Fat: 0.7gFat: 4.9gProtein: 2.3gCarbohydrates: 42.2gIron: 1mg
Keyword oven roasted sweet potatoes, roasted sweet potatoes
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Roasting vegetables rules. It’s easy, hands-off, and gives you crispy, nutty, browned goodness. Plus, you can take a shower while they cook. Multi-tasking for a busy person like you is never a bad thing.

But, roasting doesn’t stop at sweet potatoes. You can roast just about any vegetable for a quick and healthy meal or side dish. It was the first cooking method I learned that gave me veggies I loved to eat.

Which is why I wrote an eBook on it. So, I can help you learn to cook vegetables you love to eat every time. Check out Roasted Veggie Mania.

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