Roasted Sweet Potatoes

The key to this recipe is roasting the sweet potatoes at a very high temperature and tossing them a few times while roasting. The brown sugar really brings out their natural sweetness and adds a caramel-like quality to them. We never have any leftover no matter how many I make.

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into thick wedges
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Lime wedges (optional)

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • On a rimmed baking sheet, spread cut sweet potato wedges in a single layer. Drizzle olive oil evenly over the potatoes, then sprinkle with sugar, cinnamon, salt and pepper. Toss well, then set in middle rack of oven. Toss every 15 minutes. Total roasting time will be about 35-40 minutes. Sweet potatoes will be nicely browned with a few crispy edges. Serve hot with a lime wedge, if desired.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 40 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 4

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