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Baked Sweet Potato Slices with Paprika

Quick to prep, these baked sweet potato slices are one tasty side dish or snack. Simply seasoned, this recipe is a delicious addition to any meal.
Baked sweet potato slices served in a blue bowl.

Last Updated on January 24, 2022 by Betty Davies

Seasoned with paprika and garlic, these baked sweet potato slices are a simple and tasty side dish recipe that packs a punch. Perfect to serve up with all of your favorite mains, or enjoy them as a healthier snack, these sweet potato rounds are simple to prep with just a few basic ingredients.

Overjead shot of baked sweet potato slices in a bowl with a fork.

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If you are in the market for a new vegetable side dish to add to your repertoire, these baked sweet potato slices may be just what you are looking for!

Cut into rounds, then seasoned with paprika and garlic before being baked til tender, these medallions are lightly sweet with a hint of earthy spice. Great served up as a side, but addictive enough to eat as a snack!

Be sure to try my Crispy Fried Potato Slices too!

Why you will love this recipe!

  • Easy: Just cut the sweet potatoes into rounds, season and bake! They are a great option for an easy weeknight meal, with minimal hands on cooking time.
  • Healthier: These are a great healthier alternative to potatoes. Still filling and carby, but they contain more vitamins and antioxidants.
  • Dietary info: These baked sweet potato slices are vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free. Highly nutritious, sweet potatoes are a great source of vitamins A and C and are high in fiber and low in fats.
Baked sweet potato slices in a blue bowl with a fork.

Ingredients

  • Sweet potatoes: Cut the sweet potatoes into rounds about 1/4 inch in thickness before seasoning and baking.
  • Oil: Oil helps to cook the sweet potatoes more evenly and helps the edges to crisp up a little. Any high heat neutral oil like vegetable, avocado or canola will work well.
  • Seasonings: Paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

How to make baked sweet potato slices

Be sure to scroll down for the full recipe!

  • Slice the sweet potatoes and toss in the oil and seasonings (photo 1).
  • Place in a single layer on a lined baking sheet (photo 2).
  • Bake til for tender (photo 3).
Three step by step photos to show how to make the recipe.

Recipe Variations

These sweet baked potato slices are pretty tasty and addictive as they are, but you can easily mix up the seasonings to suit the dish you are serving them with. Use some onion powder and some dried herbs for a more savory flavor, or if you like them sweeter, you can toss them in some brown sugar.

I love the hands off method of oven baking these rounds, but you could also fry them in a skillet with a little oil, in batches. This will result in a crispier bite, but will require a little more effort on your part.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you use regular potatoes or yams in this recipe?

Yes! You can make these with regular potatoes, but I recommend that you par-boil the potatoes before slicing them, seasoning and baking. Regular potatoes are more dense, so if you just bake them in the oven without par-boiling, they will still be fairly firm in the middle.

Yams can be prepared in the same way, but may require a slightly longer time to the oven to get tender.

How long do sweet potatoes take to bake?

To get nice and tender, these sweet potato rounds will take around 40 to 50 minutes at 400F / 200c to bake, depending on the thickness. I cut these around 1/4 inch thick. Use a fork to check that they are soft in the middle before removing them from the oven.

Can you make them ahead of time?

These are great to serve straight out of the oven, but they will keep well covered in the fridge for 3 to 4 days. Reheat them on a baking sheet in a single layer in a pre heated oven at 400F / 200C for 5 to 10 minutes to serve.

Do you have to peel the sweet potatoes?

When I can cut down on kitchen prep time, I will! There’s no need to peel the sweet potatoes for this recipe, just give them a good scrub under cold water and you are good to go. The skin is a great source of fiber and lots of vitamins and minerals.

If you prefer, you can peel them before slicing and baking, they’ll still turn out great.

Close up of baked sweet potato rounds.

Serving Suggestions

These baked sweet potato slices are a great veggie side dish but they also work pretty great as a tasty snack. They’ll work well with most main dishes and are a tasty alternative to potatoes. Try them with:

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • Try to slice the sweet potatoes slices at a similar thickness. This will help them to cook through evenly in the oven.
  • Ensure that the rounds are well coated in the oil and seasonings before baking.
  • Place the sliced sweet potato in a single layer on your baking sheet. If they are overlapping, they won’t cook evenly.
  • Flip halfway through cooking.
A bowl of baked sweet potato slices.

These oven baked sweet potato slices are the perfect mix of sweet, salty and savory and will work with so many favorite mains, as well as an addictive snack! So simple to prep with hands off cooking, they are a tasty addition to any dinner!

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Baked sweet potato slices served in a blue bowl.

Baked Sweet Potato Slices with Paprika

Quick to prep, these baked sweet potato slices are one tasty side dish or snack. Simply seasoned, this recipe is a delicious addition to any meal.
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Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 321kcal
Author: Betty Davies

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400F / 200c.
  • Wash the sweet potatoes and cut off the pointy ends. With a sharp knife, cut into rounds about ¼ inch thick.
  • Place the slices into a large bowl and add the oil and seasonings. Toss til well combined.
  • Line a large baking sheet with foil and add the seasoned sweet potato slices so that they are in one even layer and not overlapping.
  • Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, flipping halfway, til fork tender.

Notes

  • Try to slice the sweet potatoes slices at a similar thickness. This will help them to cook through evenly in the oven.
  • Ensure that the rounds are well coated in the oil and seasonings before baking.
  • Place the sliced sweet potato in a single layer on your baking sheet. If they are overlapping, they won’t cook evenly.
  • Flip halfway through cooking.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 to 4 days. Reheat in the oven at 400F / 200c for 5 to 10 minutes to serve.

Nutrition

Sodium: 416mg | Calcium: 69mg | Vitamin C: 7mg | Vitamin A: 32213IU | Sugar: 10g | Fiber: 7g | Potassium: 773mg | Calories: 321kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 14g | Protein: 4g | Carbohydrates: 46g | Iron: 1mg

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