Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

Tired of the same old baked sweet potato? Great for picnics and barbecues, these sweet potatoes are seasoned with a homemade herb and spice mix.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF (190ºC).
  2. In a small bowl, stir together paprika, brown sugar, black pepper, onion powder, thyme, rosemary, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper.
  3. Slice the sweet potatoes in half lengthwise. Brush each half with olive oil. Rub the season mix over the cut surface of each half. Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet, or in a shallow pan.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until tender, or about 1 hour.


Most Helpful

What a lovely way to jazz up a sweet potato ! Definitely some heat here (though I may tend to be liberal with the cayenne). DH & I really enjoyed this. With some ground lamb it made a delicious work lunch for me and just on it's own for a quick lunch at home. Sorry I forgot to take a picture, I'll be making this again and will then for sure. Thanks so much for posting, EK ! Made during ZWT#9 for my team, Tasty Testers :)

Just_Ducky!! July 27, 2013

I loved this potato! The spice mixture was great and the recipe is super easy. I have to admit that I put about 1/2 teaspoon of butter on each half when they were done. They went great with Recipe #503663 and Recipe #503410. Made for my fellow Tasty Tester for ZWT9. Thanks EK! :)

Nif July 18, 2013

I thought these sweet potatoes held great promise. They were extremely easy to prepare, which made for a hassle-free side dish to shrimp po boys. The spices used were ones I typically had on hand. DH, myself, and my dinner guest, however, didn't overly care for the combination of flavors once prepared. Made for ZWT9.

Dr. Jenny July 18, 2013

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