Spicy & Sweet [Sweet] Potatoes

26 Nov

For Thanksgiving this year, I had all the veggie side dishes, since well, turning vegetarian doesn’t deem me the best turkey cook! I wanted to use all the veggies I had readily available and one was sweet potatoes. I don’t like mushy sweet potatoes with marshmallows on top so I did some research and modified what I found to suit our tastes and the spices I can tell go well together. Here’s what I came up with. & just to vouch for their amazingness, Geoff’s dad despises sweet potatoes- he had seconds and even asked the recipe! Weee, here’s to you, Poppa!


  • Enough sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed, to fill your baking sheet.
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2-3 cloves of minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper

You can add more/less depending on your taste!


  1. Preheat an oven to 425 degrees F
  2. Place the sweet potato chunks into a large mixing bowl. Drizzle with the olive oil, then sprinkle the brown sugar, paprika, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, cinnamon and cayenne pepper over them. Toss until the potatoes are evenly coated with the seasoning. They should look dark and seasoned now. Spread onto a baking sheet.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, then turn the potatoes over with a spatula, and continue baking until the sweet potatoes are golden and tender, 10 to 15 minutes more.

One Response to “Spicy & Sweet [Sweet] Potatoes”

  1. Glenn November 29, 2010 at 6:33 am #

    Spicy & Sweet Potatoes were delicious!!!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: