Oven-Roasted Spicy-Sweet Sweet Potatoes

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

For those who like their sweet potatoes a little less sweet.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F Line a roasting pan large enough to contain your potato pieces.
  2. Mix butter, honey, lime juice, chile powder, cumin and cayenne together.
  3. Coat sweet potatoes with butter/honey/spice mixture and season to taste with salt and pepper. Empty into prepared roasting pan.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes; give potatoes a stir to redistribute and recoat with liquid.
  5. Bake 20 minutes longer, or until potatoes are tender all the way through when pierced with the tip of a knife.
Most Helpful

These had a lovely kick to them that snuck up on us (at first, I mostly tasted the lime juice and some slight sweetness from the honey, but then the spice came out). We love sweet potatoes in my house, and this was a nice spicy change of pace from the usual baked ones I make. I used chipotle chile powder and desert mesquite honey for this, and it was perfect. Thanks for posting! Made for ZWT5 Mexico

Muffin Goddess May 16, 2009

Chomp...chomp...chomp. Where are my manners...wonderful! Made for Gluten-Free Recipe Tag.

gailanng May 15, 2011

I cut like skinny french fries and baked a little less time. YUM! I did scale the recipe back. Thanks Evelyn! Made for the Epicurean Queens, ZWT 2009.

Sharon123 June 14, 2009