Here’s a simple recipe for roasted sweet potatoes:
- 2 large sweet potatoes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika (optional)
- Fresh herbs (such as parsley or rosemary) for garnish (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
- Wash the sweet potatoes thoroughly under running water to remove any dirt or debris. Pat them dry with a clean kitchen towel.
- Cut the sweet potatoes into evenly sized cubes or wedges. You can leave the skin on or peel them, depending on your preference.
- In a large bowl, toss the sweet potato pieces with olive oil, salt, pepper, and paprika (if using). Make sure all the pieces are evenly coated with the seasoning.
- Spread the seasoned sweet potato pieces in a single layer on a baking sheet or roasting pan. Make sure they are not overcrowded so that they can roast evenly.
- Place the baking sheet or pan in the preheated oven and roast for about 25-30 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are tender and slightly caramelized. You can flip them once halfway through cooking for even browning.
- Once the sweet potatoes are roasted to your liking, remove them from the oven and let them cool slightly. Garnish with fresh herbs if desired.
- Serve the roasted sweet potatoes as a side dish or use them as a base for other recipes like salads or grain bowls.
Enjoy your homemade roasted sweet potatoes!