Roasted Sweet Potatoes: The Easy Way

 * * Ultimate Roasted Sweet Potatoes * *

You will love this EASY & FAST Recipe!

Sweet Potatoes are wonderful – they add a delicious flavor – and color- to your meals. They team up with BBQ & perk up leftover night with their color and creamy- sweet flavor.

I love Roasted Sweet Potoates especially when I accidentally (or maybe not … ) burn them a little on the bottom- so they have a dark brown, almost black really, spot where they were sitting on the pan.  This adds a wonderful flavor to the sweet, soft potatoes that we enjoy- and think you might too….


You will love how simple & easy they are to make – and how delicious they are to eat.  These are so good even a few days later – so you can make a BIG batch today (eat half) and then take some for lunch (if there are any left …)



A Pan of Roasted Sweet Potato Chunks – Note the dark brown spots- You want that!


HOW to make the Ultimate Roasted Sweet Potatoes

You will need:

  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt

Yes- That is all you need to make the most awesome tasting sweet potatoes!

  • Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees.
  • Wash your sweet potatoes (with a brush) and dry off with a kitchen towel.
  • Now cut into the same size pieces – This means try and keep them all the same -ish thickness. This is so all the pieces will cook at the same rate.
  • Toss the potato chunks in a little bit of Olive Oil and sprinkle with salt.
  • Spread out on a cookie sheet covered with aluminum foil and pop into the oven.
  • Check every 5- 10 minutes or until they are soft and have some nice color on them.



Washed & Dried … the Sweet Potatoes await their fate …..


Cut your potatoes in half the long way, and place them cut side down (no rock-n-roll here!) then cut in half and into chunks.


Toss in Olive Oil, and sprinkle with salt


Pop them into your pre-heated oven for 30-40 minutes – checking on them frequently.


The finished product – soft on the inside and crispy on the outside – make sure to save the browned pieces for yourself! 



So there you have it!

A wonderful side dish or main for a Meatless Monday type meal (great with a big green salad).



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2 replies
  1. Deb Bennett
    Deb Bennett says:

    Hi, I just came across your site when I googled “how to cook Dover sole”. I didn’t even realize it was a site about Trader Joe’s, but it just so happened that my frozen piece of Dover sole came from Trader Joe’s about 4 months ago. My husband is very wary of frozen fish, but I’m sure it will be fine, especially with the easy recipe you gave me!
    Monday I was in Trader Joe’s and I saw a bag of roasted vegetables in the cooler (not frozen) section of the fresh vegetables. I think it was $5.99. I looked at the ingredients and thought, “Six bucks! I can do this myself!” and I set out to buy all the veggies that were in the bag. Of course I ended up with far more veggies than were in that little six dollar bag and cutting them and seasoning them was really quite time consuming! One of the veggies I used was sweet potato. The process I used was pretty much like yours, except I marinated the veggies in the olive oil, balsamic and spices for quite a while before I put them in the oven. They were delicious! I served them on a bed of Trader Joe’s riced cauliflower. YUM!
    I am bookmarking your site because I think it will be very useful and I’ll feel safe trying more of Trader Joe’s products with your advice on how to use and cook them!

  2. Delaina & Kris
    Delaina & Kris says:

    Love the marinade idea for your sweet potatoes. I will have to try that next time. Cheers! Kristin

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