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Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Simple to make and delicious to eat, these honey roasted sweet potatoes are a delicious veggie side dish that's the perfect balance of sweet and salt.
Close up of honey roasted sweet potato cubes.

Last Updated on December 16, 2021 by Betty Davies

With the perfect balance of sweet and salty, this honey roasted sweet potatoes are a quick and easy vegetable side dish that can be served along side all of your favorite main meals. Cubed and roasted with honey, chili powder and garlic, they are simple to prep and delicious to eat.

Roasted sweet potatoes garnished with fresh parsley.

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Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite veggies, and when roasted they are extra delicious!

This simple sweet potato recipe is sweet and salty and crazy easy to make. Naturally sweetened with honey, a touch of chili powder brings a hint of spice for one tasty bite.

These honey roasted sweet potatoes are fork tender with caramelized edges, they are simple enough to make to enjoy as part of a weeknight meal, but wouldn’t be out of place at your Thanksgiving or Christmas table.

Be sure to try my Fondant Sweet Potatoes and Whipped Sweet Potatoes too!

Why you will love this recipe!

  • Easy: Just peel and chop the sweet potatoes, toss them in the seasonings and roast to perfection.
  • Simple ingredients: You don’t need a long list of ingredients to make the sweet potato side dish, I’m betting you’ll have most things to hand already in your pantry.
  • Dietary info: Loaded with vitamins and minerals, these honey roasted sweet potatoes are gluten-free, vegetarian and dairy-free. They are also easy to make vegan.
Roasted sweet potatoes on a white swerving plate garnished with parsley.

Ingredients

  • Sweet potatoes: Peel and cube the sweet potatoes before combining with the other ingredients.
  • Oil: You can use any neutral high heat oil like canola or vegetable. The oil helps the sweet potato cubes to cook more evenly.
  • Honey: Use a natural honey for the best health benefits. It should be a runny honey so that it coats the sweet potatoes well.
  • Seasonings: Chili powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. These savory seasonings compliment the honey so well and gives that delicious sweet and salty flavor with a hint of spice.

How to make honey roasted sweet potatoes

Be sure to scroll down for the full recipe!

  • Peel and chop the sweet potatoes and toss in the honey, oil and seasonings (photo 1).
  • Place in a single layer on a lined baking sheet (photo 2).
  • Roast til tender and the edges are crispy (photo 3).
Three step by step photos to show how to make the recipe.

Recipe Variations

These honey roasted sweet potatoes are pretty delicious as they are, but you can easily mix thins up to suit your tastes. Make them vegan by swapping the honey with maple syrup and you can easily mix up the seasonings. The chili powder adds a little bit of heat, but paprika would work great in place of it.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you make this recipe with yams?

Yams are often mixed up with sweet potatoes, they are more potato like in texture and less sweet, so while they can be used in this recipe, they will result in a different finished dish. Yams have a denser texture so would require and extra 5 to 10 minutes of roasting time.

Do you have to peel the sweet potatoes?

Whilst the skin of sweet potatoes is perfectly edible, I do prefer to peel them for this recipe. If you prefer to skip the peeling, just give them a good wash and scrub under running water to remove and loose dirt and then chop them.

Can you make them ahead of time?

This side dish is best served on the same day it is roasted, as the sweet potatoes can start to get a little soggy of they sit. You can peel and dice them ahead of time, store them in a bowl of water in the fridge to prevent browning for up to 24 hours before roasting, and pat dry before tossing in the seasonings.

Close of of roasted sweet potato cubes on a plate.

Serving Suggestions

These honey roasted sweet potatoes are a great addition to a weeknight meal, and perfect to serve up as part of your Thanksgiving or Christmas feast. Try them with:

However you decide to serve these, they are a welcome addition to everyone’s plate, and a tasty way to eat your veggies!

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • Try and cut the sweet potato as evenly as you can so that the cubes cook evenly. I prefer to use longer and thinner sweet potatoes that I then cut in half lengthways and then cube.
  • Be sure to line your baking sheet. As we use honey in this recipe it can make a bit of a mess on your baking sheet otherwise. If you don’t line it, remove the potatoes from the sheet as soon as they are cooked so that they honey doesn’t have time to cool and harden.
  • Bake the sweet potatoes in an even layer so that they roast evenly and flip halfway through cooking.
  • if you do have leftovers, they will keep well for a couple of days in the fridge and can be reheated at 400F / 200c for 10 minutes to warm through and crisp up.
Overhead shot of honey roasted sweet potatoes in a white plate.

These honey roasted sweet potatoes are a great way to add a hint of sweetness to your plate. Easy to prep and cook, this is one vegetable side dish that will disappear quickly!

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Close up of honey roasted sweet potato cubes.

Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Simple to make and delicious to eat, these honey roasted sweet potatoes are a delicious veggie side dish that's the perfect balance of sweet and salt.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 259kcal
Author: Betty Davies

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400F / 200c and line a baking sheet with foil.
  • Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into cubes using a sharp knife.
  • Add the sweet potato cubes to a large bowl along with the rest of the ingredients. Toss well to combine.
  • Lay the sweet potatoes on the lined baking sheet in an even layer.
  • Roast for 30 to 35 minutes, flipping halfway, til fork tender.

Notes

  • Cut the potatoes as evenly as you can.
  • Be sure to line your baking sheet. As we use honey in this recipe it can make a bit of a mess on your baking sheet otherwise. If you don’t line it, remove the potatoes from the sheet as soon as they are cooked so that they honey doesn’t have time to cool and harden.
  • Bake the sweet potatoes in an even layer so that they roast evenly and flip halfway through cooking.
  • if you do have leftovers, they will keep well for a couple of days in the fridge and can be reheated at 400F / 200c for 10 minutes to warm through and crisp up.

Nutrition

Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 187mg | Potassium: 533mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 21474IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg

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