Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes

by Matt on September 5, 2010

Yesterday, I posted about my love for sweet potatoes. Sweet, savory, or anything in between, sweet potatoes have a special place in my heart (and my stomach).

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Since yesterday was my favorite sweet recipe for sweet potatoes, today you get my favorite savory recipe.

I’ve been making roasted sweet potatoes for years and I have tried countless combinations. I’ve tried them in fry from, disc form, and wedge form. I’ve tried them sweet, savory, spicy, and buttery. While I have loved almost every combination I’ve made, I always come  back to this recipe. And they have to be cut into discs. They get crispy, but they are still soft and gooey on the inside when you bite into them. That soft and gooey center totally makes the perfect roasted sweet potatoes.

Who knew that this simple combination of spices would make the perfect roasted sweet potato? Trust me and give it a shot. You will be making them every night for the next week ;)

Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes


  • Sweet potatoes, cut into discs
  • Olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoons ground fennel
  • 1 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoons ancho chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 425 F.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together all of the spices. You should have some leftover, depending on how much you are making. I usually get a few batches out of this mix.
  3. In a large bowl, toss together the spices, sweet potatoes, and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Spray a roasting pan with olive oil spray. Spread the sweet potatoes into a single layer (make sure you do not overcrowd the pan. Roast for 20-25 minutes per side, depending on how thick your discs are and how crispy you want them.
  5. Serve hot.

Part of a balance meal :)

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You will think that you died and went to heaven upon eating these…

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To me, this recipe just screams “Fall”. Tis the season ;)

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September 5, 2010 at 9:05 AM

i love savory sweet potatoes…match made in heaven!


September 5, 2010 at 9:20 AM

I really like your new layout! As my mom mentioned…the sweet tater recipe looks/sounds great. Pile on the ketchup!!


MattNo Gravatar September 5, 2010 at 4:50 PM

Your mom is reading my blog?


September 5, 2010 at 9:49 AM

I’m making these tonight! ;)


MattNo Gravatar September 5, 2010 at 4:49 PM

Let me know how they come out!


September 5, 2010 at 12:37 PM

Sigh, your blog is going to make me try sweet potatoes. I wonder how they taste with BBQ sauce… ;)


MattNo Gravatar September 5, 2010 at 4:51 PM

Never tried sweet potatoes? How do you live?

They are awesome with BBQ sauce :)


September 5, 2010 at 1:32 PM

I would need 10x that amount of ketchup! I LOVE ketchup! :)


MattNo Gravatar September 5, 2010 at 4:51 PM

Me too :)


September 5, 2010 at 5:04 PM

oh my – it has been too long since I made sweet potato fries – need to remedy that asap! I love your choices of spice!


September 5, 2010 at 5:24 PM

Yum! Those look so good! :D


September 5, 2010 at 6:00 PM

Hey AWESOME new layout if I didn’t already say that! This recipe looks awesome. I do not like sweet potatoes at all, but I will try this one!


September 5, 2010 at 6:52 PM

mmmm that sounds awesome. i should make this. i have been meaning to pick up paprika!


September 5, 2010 at 7:59 PM

ahhh FALL!!! I am so torn between being really excited for fall and already missing summer!…thanks for posting this recipe, i LOVE anything spicy! can’t wait to try it!
I hope youve been having a great weekend!


September 5, 2010 at 10:55 PM

love the new look! sweet potatoes are definitely one of my fave fall foods.


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