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Spicy Sweet Potatoes

My family fell in love with the combination of sweet and spicy in this potato side dish the very first time they tried it. It goes great with poultry...and looks so pretty on the dinner table. I try to serve it often. —Lynn Thomas London, Ontario
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes (about 6 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • In a large resealable plastic bag, combine sweet potatoes and oil. Add remaining ingredients; toss to coat.
  • Transfer to a greased 11x7-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 40-45 minutes or until potatoes are tender, stirring every 15 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 149 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 164mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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  • JoanieK53
    Jun 16, 2016

    Really good and easy.

  • seasons4
    Nov 21, 2015

    I've been making these tasty sweet potatoes since the recipe was first published in '01. They are a favorite side dish, & I don't change anything but the amount of cayenne pepper, depending on who is at my table.

  • sdipiazza
    Apr 6, 2015

    Delicious. Made this for Easter dinner yesterday and only two of us ate it but we almost finished the whole dish by ourselves. Just the right amount of sweet and heat. I only had 1 large and 1 small potato but used the same amount of seasonings. Really good....have just a spoonful left...lunch tomorrow!

  • karynsfam
    Jul 20, 2014

    Love it!!

  • hraffington
    Jan 11, 2014

    I don't really like sweet potatoes but I wanted to find a healthy recipe I would like. This is easy and delicious. Even the kids liked this recipe.

  • Summy
    Dec 24, 2013

    So easy and so delicious. I'm making this for Christmas dinner along with the fabulous Garlic Pork Roast on this site.

  • deej0619
    Dec 6, 2013

    LOVE this! I made it for the first time recently, and it didn't last long. I gave it to a friend who said her husband didn't like one of the ingredients (not sure which one). Anyway, he loved it too. Sweet potatoes are so good for you. Highly recommend you try this if you like sweet potatoes. I loved it and will make it frequently.

  • gmakookin
    Oct 12, 2013

    The whole family loved this! Thanks for a healthy way of making sweet potatoes

  • memmiw
    Sep 5, 2013

    No comment left

  • howdu
    May 14, 2013

    Double yum! I varied the coating a little to suit us. I halved the recipe except for the brown sugar and olive oil. I kept these at 2 T each. Baked on a foil-lined pan uncovered at 350 because I had a pork roast cooking at the same time. Cooking time was about 50 minutes. Cubes were browned, crispy on the outside but tender inside. Sweet/spicy. Excellent!