Perfectly Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Perfectly Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

I once had a roommate who would bake sweet potatoes and load them with butter and brown sugar. OMG, yes please. But once I started making this quinoa bowl recipe, I found a new love for roasted sweet potatoes. Ok, if I’m going to be real, my love stems from sweet potato fries dipped in ketchup. But, health and stuff. Sweet potatoes taste pretty great on their own, so I started roasting them with just a little olive oil and salt and pepper.

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Here’s a picture of a sweet potato.

sweet potato

They look so gnarly.

Here’s a picture of a peeled sweet potato.

peeled sweet potato

Peeling the skin off the sweet potato reveals a beautiful orange color. This is one reason why I love adding it to dishes.

The sweet potato has the texture of a carrot, so use a sharp knife to get the perfect dice or the potato will just break off in chunks or flake. Like this:

I guess it’s time to upgrade my knife. Personally, I’m looking this knife set.

What You’ll Need for Roasted Sweet Potatoes

1 large sweet potato
2 T olive oil
Salt & Pepper

How to Make Perfectly Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Peel sweet potato and dice into bite size pieces.

Mix sweet potato in mixing bowl with 2 T olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

Spread evenly on a baking sheet. [I don’t line the baking sheet with foil, but you can. ]

Bake in oven for 20 minutes.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Voila. That’s it! I hope you enjoyed this super easy roasted sweet potato recipe. If you love roasted veggies, try this Honey Glazed Carrots recipe.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Sweet potatoes taste pretty tasty, so I started roasting them with just a little olive oil and salt and pepper.

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 2 T olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Peel sweet potato and dice into bite size pieces.
  3. Mix sweet potato in mixing bowl with 2 T olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Spread evenly on a baking sheet. [I don't line the baking sheet with foil, but you can.]
  5. Bake in oven for 20 minutes. 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 177 Total Fat: 14g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 11g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 168mg Carbohydrates: 13g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 4g Protein: 1g
Roasted Sweet Potatoes

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