Honey Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes are both sweet and savory, made from cubed sweet potatoes tossed in a mixture of honey, olive oil, and cinnamon. They’re perfect for the holidays, and ready in 40 minutes!

I love having a lot of different options for holiday side dishes, and if you need more ideas check out my Parmesan Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce, Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes, and Gluten Free Cranberry Stuffing!

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Honey Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Honey Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes are one of my all-time favorite holiday side dishes, because they’re quick and easy to make! You can prep them way ahead of time, and they have the perfect combination of sweet and savory. I also add a dash of cayenne pepper to add a little heat, but that is optional. You can also try adding dried cranberries, maple syrup, or a dash of allspice for some variation. I’ve also thrown some cubed butternut squash in the mix before, to cut down on some of the carbs.

Do you have to peel sweet potato?

You do not have to peel sweet potatoes before you eat them. But this is a personal preference, because the skin can be a little bitter compared to the meat of the potato. Make sure you scrub your potatoes clean if you plan to eat them, because they can have dirt on them. Here’s a great video on how to clean potatoes! Sweet potato skins do contain some good nutrients and fiber, if you do choose to leave them on.

Do you need to parboil sweet potatoes before roasting?

You don’t have to parboil sweet potatoes before roasting, because they’ll soften on their own. If you’ve already parboiled them, you can still roast them, but cut the time down by about half so they don’t over cook.

Is it better to roast or boil sweet potatoes?

I prefer to roast sweet potatoes because it gives them a totally different flavor. When you roast a sweet potato, the naturally occurring sugars in the potato caramelize and take on a really nice sweet note. If you turn on the broiler at the end, you can add a slight char to the potatoes that brings them to a whole new level! With boiling, all you are doing is softening the potato. Boiling is great for recipes like mashed sweet potatoes, where you’re going to be adding other ingredients later.

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How to make crispy roasted sweet potatoes

The trick to crispy roasted sweet potatoes is to cut your potatoes into smaller pieces, and soak the pieces in a bowl of cold water for about 30 minutes. When they’re done soaking, pat them dry with a paper towel and spread them out on a baking sheet. Lightly spray with olive oil and add any seasoning you want to, then bake until crispy. You can also try making air fryer sweet potato fries using a similar method!

Tips for How to Make Honey Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes

  • You can also make roasted sweet potatoes with brown sugar by sprinkling a few tablespoons of sugar on top of the potatoes just before roasting.
  • You can make these roasted sweet potatoes savory by adding a sprinkle of garlic and rosemary instead of the other spices.
  • If you want to prep your roasted sweet potatoes ahead of time, you can peel and cut your potatoes the day before. Store them in the refrigerator tightly sealed in an airtight container until you’re reading to use them.
  • Add a pinch of cayenne to your honey roasted sweet potatoes to add some extra heat!

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honey roasted sweet potatoes

Honey Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Honey Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes are both sweet and savory, made from cubed sweet potatoes tossed in a mixture of honey, olive oil, and cinnamon. They're perfect for the holidays, and ready in 40 minutes!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Author: DishingDelish.com
Yield: 5 servings

Ingredients
 
 

  • 5 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Add sweet potatoes to a large bowl. Drizzle with honey, olive oil, and spices. Stir until potatoes are coated evenly.
  • Spread sweet potatoes out on a large sheet pan. Bake for 25 minutes, then turn the broiler on for 2-3 minutes, or until potatoes look slightly charred.

Notes

Click on the time in the instructions to start a timer!

Nutrition

Calories: 313kcal (16%)Carbohydrates: 55g (18%)Protein: 2g (4%)Fat: 11g (17%)Saturated Fat: 2g (13%)Sodium: 538mg (23%)Potassium: 456mg (13%)Fiber: 4g (17%)Sugar: 33g (37%)Vitamin A: 18443IU (369%)Vitamin C: 3mg (4%)Calcium: 49mg (5%)Iron: 1mg (6%)
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