Roasted Sweet Potatoes are so easy and delicious! They taste better than regular French fries and are a great healthy lunch, snack or side dish. Whole30 compliant, too!
I’ve enjoyed potatoes my entire life, but it wasn’t until recently that I discovered my favorite way to enjoy them. There is something about roasting potatoes, especially sweet potatoes, that is so irresistibly delicious. I tell my boys all the time that roasted sweet potatoes taste better than candy (they don’t agree. yet.). And they’re so easy to make. Every time I roast a batch I make it a big one because they go well with just about everything. I add some to recipes like this Sweet Potato Quinoa Bowl and enjoy the rest as a snack or a side with any meal. Roasted sweet potatoes do not last long in my fridge. My husband and I never allow them to exist for long.
Watch this quick video tutorial to see how make roasted sweet potatoes!
How to cook sweet potatoes in the oven:
Peel 3 sweet potatoes and cut them into cubes. Add them to a parchment- or foil-lined baking sheet in a single layer.
Drizzle olive oil over top and toss to coat. Top with salt and pepper. Bake at 425 degrees for 30-35 minutes, tossing every 10 minutes.
How do you make roasted sweet potatoes crispy?
This is the magic your oven does all on its own when the temperature is high. Whenever I roast anything (potatoes or veggies), I never go below 400 degrees F. The potatoes will get crispy quickly, so always keep a close eye on them and flip a few times throughout so they cook evenly.
Do you have to peel sweet potatoes before roasting them?
The peel of a sweet potato is edible, so peeling isn’t necessary. However, I always peel sweet potatoes before roasting because the peel adds a rough texture that not everyone enjoys. Use a vegetable or potato peeler to easily remove the peel. It’ll only take a couple minutes!
How do you roast sweet potatoes quickly?
There’s really no way to speed up the process of roasting, but by limiting the number of times you open your oven they will roast as quickly as possible. I also recommend never roasting above 425 degrees F, as burning is likely to occur.
These Roasted Sweet Potatoes are soooo delicious. This is one of those super simple everyday and holiday recipes that you will fall in love with and make again and again. If you are looking for a crowd-pleasing sweet-potato side, check out my popular Sweet Potato Casserole!