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Cajun Sweet Potatoes

 Cajun Sweet Potatoes
If you like a sweet and spicy flavor profile, you'll get a kick out of Stacy Cox's sweet potatoes. The Palestine, Texas cook uses Cajun seasoning and cayenne pepper to season nutrient-rich sweet potatoes.
6 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.


  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • In a large bowl, toss the sweet potatoes and oil. Arrange potatoes in
  • a single layer in two 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans coated
  • with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 450° for 20 minutes.
  • Combine the brown sugar, Cajun seasoning, salt and cayenne; sprinkle
  • over potatoes. Bake 5-6 minutes longer or until tender. Yield: 6
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 208 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 324 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 2 g protein.