Spicy Sweet Potatoes Recipe
- 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
- 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.
One serving (3/4 cup) equals 149 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 164 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.
Reviews for Spicy Sweet Potatoes
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"So easy and so delicious. I'm making this for Christmas dinner along with the fabulous Garlic Pork Roast on this site."
"LOVE this! I made it for the first time recently, and it didn't last long. I gave it to a friend who said her husband didn't like one of the ingredients (not sure which one). Anyway, he loved it too. Sweet potatoes are so good for you. Highly recommend you try this if you like sweet potatoes. I loved it and will make it frequently."
"The whole family loved this! Thanks for a healthy way of making sweet potatoes"
"Double yum! I varied the coating a little to suit us. I halved the recipe except for the brown sugar and olive oil. I kept these at 2 T each. Baked on a foil-lined pan uncovered at 350 because I had a pork roast cooking at the same time. Cooking time was about 50 minutes. Cubes were browned, crispy on the outside but tender inside. Sweet/spicy. Excellent!"
"Pretty decent for a non-sweet recipe using sweet potatoes. I'm just not fond of sweet potatoes in any form other than sweetened and in custard or pie form. Having tried a huge range of recipes to try out on my sweet potato harvest, I came to this realization since I didn't like any of them that weren't sweetened."
"We've been enjoying this dish since I found it in the magazine in 2001. I do increase the brown sugar and chili powder a little because we like highly flavored, but not extra hot, food. Thanks so much for sharing this fabulous recipe."
"These are awesome. My husband doesn't care for sweet potatoes, but this is his new favorite food. Delicious!"
"The first time I made this I inadvertently left out the brown sugar. They were still delicious! Next time I'll try them with the brown sugar."
"My husband doesn't like candied sweet potatoes so I have been looking for a different recipe and he loved this!"
"My family really enjoyed this dish, even the kids. I did cut out half of the cayenne just to make sure that my kids would eat it. It still had a little kick. I will definitely make this again."
"I found the sweet and spicy combination very appealing. Hubby didn't like it at all. I'll just make a small batch for myself from now on."
"I've only recently gotten into sweet potatoes. When I've tried them in the past I didn't care for them. This recipe has made me a fan. I'm going to be looking for more sweet potato recipe's - maybe even a sweet potato pie!"
"This was ok. My dad and sister both like this dish but my mom said it was too spicy."
"We love these sweet potatoes! We only use about 1/2 as much cayenne because we don't like spicy food. I have made these several times for Thanks Giving in place of the usual Candied Sweet Potatoes and they have been well received."
"I have been making this recipe for many years. It is so good! My husband, who only likes sweet potatoes in a very sweet casserole, also likes these."
"My family LOVES this recipe. Such a nice change from candied sweet potatoes - this goes with everything!"