Spicy Sweet Potatoes Recipe
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Spicy Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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My family fell in love with the combination of sweet and spicy in this potato side dish the very first time they tried it. It goes great with poultry...and looks so pretty on the dinner table. I try to serve it often. —Lynn Thomas London, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes (about 6 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 149 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 164mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine sweet potatoes and oil. Add remaining ingredients; toss to coat.
  2. Transfer to a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 40-45 minutes or until potatoes are tender, stirring every 15 minutes. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Spicy Sweet Potatoes in Taste of Home October/November 2001, p39

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Reviewed Jun. 16, 2016

"Delicious! This is the recipe I always seem to make when wanting sweet potatoes."

Reviewed Nov. 21, 2015

"I've been making these tasty sweet potatoes since the recipe was first published in '01. They are a favorite side dish, & I don't change anything but the amount of cayenne pepper, depending on who is at my table."

Reviewed Apr. 6, 2015

"Delicious. Made this for Easter dinner yesterday and only two of us ate it but we almost finished the whole dish by ourselves. Just the right amount of sweet and heat. I only had 1 large and 1 small potato but used the same amount of seasonings. Really good....have just a spoonful left...lunch tomorrow!"

Reviewed Jul. 20, 2014

"Love it!!"

Reviewed Jan. 11, 2014

"I don't really like sweet potatoes but I wanted to find a healthy recipe I would like. This is easy and delicious. Even the kids liked this recipe."

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