Spicy Sweet Potato Bites (2 servings) are an easy to make, oven-roasted side dish. Seasoned with Southwestern spices, you’ll enjoy them!
If you enjoy sweet potatoes, then I am pretty sure you’ll enjoy these yummy, oven-roasted spicy sweet potato bites! They have a tiny little “kick” from the Southwestern-inspired spices, but honestly, they are not TOO spicy for most folks.
The recipe, as written, is enough for two servings (or three, if serving a smaller portion). A medium-sized fresh sweet potato is sliced, cubed, seasoned with oil and spices, then roasted until soft and tender. It really is a simple dish to make, and tastes great, especially when paired with beef, chicken or pork! Let me show you how easy it is to make this delicious veggie side dish!
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Preparing The Sweet Potatoes
Before beginning, preheat your oven to 350°F. It doesn’t take long to prepare the sweet potatoes, and you want the oven preheated once they’re ready to go! Okay? Okay. Now let’s get the sweet potatoes ready to be roasted.
Clean the unpeeled sweet potatoes well with water to remove any dirt present, then pat dry. Carefully cut the UNPEELED sweet potato into 1″ long wedges (the length of the sweet potato). Cut each wedge into thirds, lengthwise (like a long French fry). Now cut each piece into small cubes (a width of about an inch or so). Place the sweet potato cubes into a mixing bowl.
Seasoning The Sweet Potatoes
The spicy seasoning mix is a cinch to make. Simply measure garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper into a small bowl or container. Stir to mix, then set aside. See how easy that was? Now it’s time to season the sweet potatoes before roasting.
Add 2 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil to the sweet potato cubes, then stir or toss them, to lightly coat them with the oil. Lightly coating the sweet potatoes with oil helps the spices to “stick” to the potatoes for baking.
Sprinkle the spice mix over the sweet potatoes, and then stir or toss them well, making sure all potatoes are covered with the oil and spices. Now the sweet potatoes are ready to roast in the oven.
Time To Bake!
Line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper or a Silpat liner, then add the seasoned sweet potatoes in a single layer. Bake the spicy sweet potato bites in a 350°F. preheated oven for 45-50 minutes. Your total baking time may vary slightly, due to the size of the potato cubes you’re using, or temperature variations in different ovens.
When done, the spicy sweet potato bites should be slightly crispy on the outside, yet soft and tender on the inside. You can test for doneness by inserting a knife into a piece to see if it is soft inside. If nice and tender, they’re ready to serve. If still a bit firm, place them back in the oven for 2-3 more minutes, then check again.
Who’s Ready For Some Spicy Sweet Potato Bites?
Once done, transfer the hot, roasted sweet potatoes to a serving bowl or individual plates, and serve hot. This recipe (as written below) will yield 2 good sized servings (or 3 small servings). The recipe can easily be doubled or tripled to make the quantity you need, if necessary!
I hope you enjoy this simple recipe for spicy sweet potato bites… we sure do! Thanks for stopping by this blog today, and I invite you to come back again soon for more yummy recipes! Take care, and have a GREAT day!
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Spicy Sweet Potato Bites (2 servings) are an easy to make, oven-roasted side dish. Seasoned with Southwestern spices, you'll enjoy them!
- 1 medium sweet potato unpeeled
- 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ¾ teaspoon chili powder
- ¼ teaspoon cumin
- ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper OR Silpat liner.
Clean sweet potatoes with water to remove any dirt present; pat dry. Carefully cut UNPEELED sweet potato into 1" long wedges (length of the sweet potato). Cut each wedge into thirds lengthwise (like a French fry). Now cut each piece into small cubes (width of about 1"). Place sweet potatoes in a mixing bowl.
Measure garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper into a small bowl. Stir to mix; set aside.
Add olive oil to sweet potatoes; stir or toss, to lightly coat them with oil. Sprinkle potatoes with spice mix; stir or toss well, making sure potatoes are covered with oil/spices.
Place sweet potatoes onto prepared baking sheet in a single layer. Bake at 350°F. for 45-50 minutes. When done, potatoes should be slightly crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. Test for doneness by inserting a knife into a piece. If soft inside, they're ready to serve. If still a bit firm, place back in oven for 2-3 more minutes, then check again. Serve hot.
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