Need an easy side dish that’s family friendly? These Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes deliver! They’re addictively tender and caramelized, with the flavors of rosemary and parmesan. They take just a few minutes of prep and can be customized with your favorite herbs and spices!

Roasted sweet potatoes in a white bowl with rosemary

When I was growing up, the only exposure that I had to sweet potatoes was in sweet potato casserole on Thanksgiving.

The one I grew up on was made with canned sweet potato, which had a soft, mushy texture that I dreaded.

I revisited them many years ago, and now they’re a staple in my kitchen.

I love incorporating them into my recipes, but I serve them as a side dish the majority of the time because they’re so versatile.

My air fryer sweet potato fries are crispy and addictive, and my hasselback sweet potatoes are a fun addition to any meal!

These Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes have been in the regular rotation for years because they’re caramelized to perfection, they have a wonderful blend of savory flavor, and they’re easy enough for weeknights and elegant enough for holidays.

This recipe simply never gets old. 🙂

Roasted sweet potatoes on a baking sheet

Why you’ll love this recipe:

  • The roasted sweet potato cubes are caramelized to perfection and have the flavors of rosemary and parmesan.
  • It’s super easy and there’s just 10 minutes of prep involved.
  • Any variety of sweet potato will work wonderfully, and you can use your favorite herbs and spices.
  • It’s a family-friendly side dish that’s gluten-free and it can be made dairy-free by omitting the parmesan.

Recipe ingredients

There are only 5 ingredients in this recipe, and it can easily be customized with your favorite herbs and spices.

Ingredient notes

  • Sweet potatoes. There are several varieties of sweet potatoes, including Jewel, Garnet, Japanese, Hannah, Stokes Purple and so many more. They each have their own special flavor and texture, but any variety will work in this recipe. You can also use more than one variety!
  • Oil. I prefer olive oil for roasting, but use whatever type you have on hand. Use enough oil to coat the sweet potato cubes.
  • Rosemary. If you’re not a fan of rosemary, use your favorite herbs such as thyme, herbs de provence, etc.
  • Garlic powder. The garlic powder adds a nice savory flavor to the sweet potatoes. It can be subbed with your favorite spices or rubs.
  • Parmesan cheese. Omit the parmesan to make these vegan roasted sweet potatoes.

How to make roasted sweet potatoes

This recipe is super simple, and requires just 10 minutes of prep.

Pro tip: Cut the sweet potato into uniform sized cubes and spread them in a single layer to ensure even cooking and perfect caramelization.

See the recipe card below for full instructions.

How to make roasted sweet potatoes
  • Toss the sweet potato cubes in the oil, rosemary, garlic powder, salt and pepper on a large rimmed baking sheet until well coated.
  • Spread in a single layer and roast at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until tender and caramelized. Toss with the parmesan before serving.
Oven roasted sweet potatoes in a white serving bowl

Serving suggestions

These roasted sweet potatoes are extremely versatile and may be served as follows:

Recipe notes

  • Pro tipCut the sweet potato into uniform sized cubes ( about 1″) and spread them in a single layer to ensure even cooking and perfect caramelization.
  • This recipe can easily be scaled to feed a crowd.  If doubled, use (2) baking sheets and position the oven racks in the top and lower thirds of the oven and roast as directed (cooking time may be 5 – 10 minutes longer).
  • You can substitute dried rosemary for fresh, but fresh rosemary adds so much more flavor.  If using dried, crumble it between your fingers to release more flavor before tossing it with the sweet potatoes.
  • The sweet potatoes may be prepped in advance to make this dish even go even faster.
Wooden spoonful of roasted sweet potatoes on baking sheet

More sweet potato recipes you’ll love:

Did you try this recipe?  If so, be sure to leave a review below and tag me @flavorthemoments on Facebook and Instagram!

Roasted sweet potatoes in a white bowl with rosemary

Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes are tender and caramelized with the flavors of rosemary and grated parmesan. They're an easy, gluten-free side dish that takes just 10 minutes of prep!
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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. sweet potatoes about 2 large, peeled and cut into 1″ cubes
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese omit to make this recipe dairy-free and vegan

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place the sweet potatoes on a large rimmed baking sheet.  Toss with the olive oil, garlic powder, rosemary, salt and pepper until well combined. 
    2 lbs. sweet potatoes, 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 tablespoon freshly chopped rosemary, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Spread in a single layer and bake for 25-30 minutes until tender and the bottoms of the potatoes are golden brown and caramelized.
  • Remove from heat and cool for about 5 minutes.  Toss gently with the parmesan and more salt and pepper as needed. Enjoy!
    1/3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese

Notes

  • Pro tip:  Cut the sweet potato into uniform sized cubes ( about 1″) and spread them in a single layer to ensure even cooking and perfect caramelization.
  • This recipe can easily be scaled to feed a crowd.  If doubled, use (2) baking sheets and position the oven racks in the top and lower thirds of the oven and roast as directed (cooking time may be 5 – 10 minutes longer).
  • You can substitute dried rosemary for fresh, but fresh rosemary adds so much more flavor.  If using dried, crumble it between your fingers to release more flavor before tossing it with the sweet potatoes.
  • The sweet potatoes may be prepped in advance to make this dish even go even faster.

Nutrition

Calories: 191kcal, Carbohydrates: 31g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 4mg, Sodium: 147mg, Potassium: 510mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 21497IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 96mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

Did you try this recipe?Be sure to tag @flavorthemoments with the hashtag #flavorthemoments on Instagram so I can see what you made!

**This post was originally published in October 2018. The text has been modified to increase readability and include more recipe information.

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