How to Roast Sweet Potatoes

Looking for a root vegetable to add to your meal prep or buddha bowl? Look no further! Here’s an easy video tutorial on how to roast sweet potatoes! In this post, we’ll show you how to roast sweet potatoes in the oven of all shapes and sizes. Best part? You only need sweet potatoes, olive oil, and your favorite seasonings.

How to Roast Sweet Potatoes

ROASTED SWEET POTATOES.

Talk about a staple food at Fit Foodie HQ. Sweet potatoes, in general, are the one vegetable I ALWAYS HAVE in my kitchen! I even have a cute little basket they sit in underneath my sink because the best place to store them is in a dark, cool place. They stay good longer that way! Why do I always have them? Because I pretty much add them to any and all bowls I eat during the week. And anyone who follows me on social media knows bowls are my go-to meal-prep recipes! Shredded chicken + quinoa + roasted sweet potatoes…DONE. Brown rice + salmon + roasted sweet potatoes…DONE. They really are the cherry on top to every savory meal I make!

I’m excited to be partnering with the NC Sweet Potato Commission today to talk about a very important topic. How to roast sweet potatoes! I know some of you out there are seasoned vegetable roasters…but we can’t forget about the newbie cooks. We’ve all been there.

Looking for a root vegetable to add to your meal prep or buddha bowl? Look no further! Here's an easy tutorial on how to roast sweet potatoes!

First things first, you need to figure out how you want to flavor your roasted sweet potatoes. I like to keep things basic with olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper because you can’t go wrong with this combo. However- sometimes I like to add fajita seasoning, chili powder, or a general all-purpose seasoning.

Next up, you need to slice those suckers! I always start off by cutting off the ends because it gives me a flat, safe surface to cut with. Here are my favorite ways to slice:

Ways to Slice Sweet Potatoes

  1. Rounds
  2. Wedges
  3. Fries
  4. Cubes

My go-to is the cube…don’t ask me why :) The key to perfectly slicing and roasting sweet potatoes is 1. A SUPER SHARP KNIFE (sweet taters are tough suckers and I’m a proud new owner of a 6-Inch Wusthof Chef Knife) and 2. Cutting them all relatively the same thickness so that they will bake evenly. I know there are some people out there that are anti-skin, but guys- the skin has so many nutrients you’re missing out on! We’re talking, more fiber and more potassium. So you have the choice here to peel or keep the skin on.

Once you’ve properly sliced everything it’s time to coat them in olive oil and the spices you chose. When it comes to roasting…I always set my oven to 400ºF. The bake time, however, will vary depending on how thin you sliced your potatoes! The thinner the tater, the less cook-time there will be.

Bada-Bing-Bada-Boom. So, without further adieux, here’s an easy tutorial on how to roast sweet potatoes in the oven!

Looking for a root vegetable to add to your meal prep or buddha bowl? Look no further! Here's an easy tutorial on how to roast sweet potatoes!

 

Looking for a root vegetable to add to your meal prep or buddha bowl? Look no further! Here's an easy tutorial on how to roast sweet potatoes!
Recipe

How to Roast Sweet Potatoes

Looking for a root vegetable to add to your meal prep or buddha bowl? Look no further! Here’s an easy video tutorial on how to roast sweet potatoes! In this post, we’ll show you how to roast sweet potatoes of all shapes and sizes. Best part? You only need sweet potatoes, olive oil, and your favorite seasonings.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 2

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. First, preheat oven to 400ºF. Then, prep your sweet potato by first cutting off the ends and slicing in your preferred method (see video). Once sliced, drizzle with olive oil and season with garlic powder, sea salt, and pepper. Then, toss with your hands.

Cubes

  1. Roast at 400ºF for 25 minutes.

Rounds

  1. Roast at 400ºF for 20 minutes or until the edges begin to brown.

Fries

  1. Roast at 400ºF for 20 minutes.

Wedges

  1. Roast at 400ºF for 25 minutes.

Notes

The thinner you cut your sweet potato, the less baking time they will need!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2
  • Calories: 215
  • Sugar: 6
  • Fat: 14
  • Carbohydrates: 22
  • Fiber: 3
  • Protein: 3

Before we let you go, here are some of our favorite Fit Foodie Finds recipes that include roasted sweet potatoes!

Recipes with Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Looking for a root vegetable to add to your meal prep or buddha bowl? Look no further! Here's an easy tutorial on how to roast sweet potatoes!

And there you have it! That’s how you roast sweet potatoes. I hope you loved my tutorial. If you make a batch of roasted sweet potatoes, don’t forget to tag #FitFoodieFinds on social media. I love seeing your creations!

This post is sponsored by the NC Sweet Potato Commission. Thank you for supporting Fit Foodie Finds and making this website possible!

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