Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Roasted Sweet Potatoes anyone? I have been wanting to bring you this recipe since I started this blog. It is one of my favorite side dishes to serve and it takes only minutes to throw together. I always have sweet potatoes on hand, so this is a GO TO for me. All you do is toss cubed sweet potatoes in olive oil and the seasoning mix and pop them in the oven. Yep that’s it. Too simple to be so delicious you say? It’s what’s in the rub that makes these bad boys so irresistable.
The first time I tried this seasoning on sweet potatoes I almost fainted. It’s amazing you guys! Completely, totally, amazing! The seasoning is equal parts chili powder, garlic powder, salt, and cumin. Since these potatoes are naturally sweet (hence their name) these spices add a smoky flavor which plays really well with their natural sweetness. It is SO good! Can you tell I am excited about this one? I love it so much I have a jar labeled “Sweet Potato Seasoning” so I can be ready at all times to make them.
I always tend to cut the potatoes into small cubes (and not very evenly because for some reason I just can’t) but you can do rounds or even sweet potato fries. The small cubes help them bake really fast and since this is usually a last minute type of side dish for me, I always go for that option. They bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes and you flip them over half way through. I have also added pieces of uncooked bacon on top of the potatoes before putting it in the oven and let me tell you….there is nothing better! Just a thought :). I hope you will give this simple recipe for Roasted Sweet Potatoes a try!
- 2 large sweet potatoes
- 2 tbls. olive oil
- 2 tbls. chili powder
- 2 tbls. garlic powder
- 2 tbls. salt
- 2 tbls. cumin
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- In a small bowl, combine the chili powder, garlic powder, salt, and cumin.
- Peel and cut the sweet potatoes into small cubes. Place them on a baking sheet and drizzle with enough olive oil to coat. Sprinkle on enough of the seasoning mixture to coat. You can use as much or as little as you like.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until they are soft and golden brown. Turn them over once about half way through.
Source for the seasoning: Perry's Plate