Basic Roasted Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Basic Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Difficulty: Easy | Total Time: | Active Time: | Makes: 8 servings

Sweet potatoes need nothing more than a little seasoning and some time in the oven to be transformed into a satisfying side dish. Try them with our Honey-Mustard Glazed Ham for a tasty sweet-savory combination.

This recipe was featured as part of our Thanksgiving for Beginners menu.

  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  1. Heat the oven to 450°F and arrange a rack in the upper third.
  2. Wash and scrub the sweet potatoes. Cut them into 1-1/4-inch chunks and place in a large bowl.
  3. Add the brown sugar, a few tablespoons of oil (just enough to coat), a few large pinches of salt, and a couple of pinches of pepper and mix until the sweet potatoes are evenly coated. Spread on a baking sheet in an even layer. Bake, stirring occasionally, until the sweet potatoes are lightly browned and roasted, about 30 minutes.