Spice Roasted Sweet Potatoes

When I saw this recipe I thought could something so good be so easy??  The answer to that was an astounding YES!  I would have never thought to use faijita seasoning on sweet potatoes but trust me it works.  No it doesn’t taste like tacos, lol…but combined with the olive oil it does give the sweet potatoes a spicy crust that is delicious.  This would serve as the perfect side to a pork loin, roasted chicken or anything really.  I actually ate the whole bowl right after I took this picture!  This is a quick and easy dish to make especially if you’re cooking for a large dinner party.  Enjoy!


  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • Olive oil to coat
  • 2 tablespoons of faijita seasoning mix
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Peel the potatoes and dice them into half-inch cubes.
    3. Pour enough olive oil over the potatoes so that each cube is coated.
    4. Sprinkle seasoning over the potatoes and toss to coat each cube.
    5. Bake in a single layer until potatoes are fork-tender with a light caramelized crust on the outside, about 35-40 minutes.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    6. Serve immediately.


Source: Adapted from The Bitten Word (http://thebittenword.typepad.com/thebittenword/2009/01/fajita-sweet-potatoes.html)

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  1. Congratulations on your new site. My wife is a vegetarian and you love any recommendations for quick easy recipes. I want to expand m repertoire outside the realm of beef, chicken, and swine.


    • Thanks Wade! My classes this semester actually focus on vegetarian cooking so I will be posting a lot more veggie dishes.

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