Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes (with Honey!)

Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes – perfectly roasted, seasoned with garlic powder + smoked paprika, and glazed with honey.

Oven roasted sweet potatoes on a baking sheet

These oven roasted sweet potatoes are literally perfect

I have lots of sweet potatoes recipes on the blog. This is the recipe you should use if you want a whole baked sweet potato but don’t want to wait an hour and a half for it to bake in the oven. And here’s an even faster version if you want them in 15 minutes. I make both of those methods all the time for lunches or quick dinners.

I also have an amazing oven baked sweet potato fry recipe.

But these are perfect if you want a fancy looking sweet potato side dish to serve to a crowd this fall. It’s is my new favorite way to make sweet potatoes. I am obsessed. And I have served them with almost every single fall meal I have made this year.

They are slightly charred, seasoned with smoked paprika, and glazed with honey. Something about finishing the potatoes with honey gives the best flavor.

Adding the honey…

You can definitely add the honey at the beginning of the recipe. Just make sure you watch them. The honey caramelizes pretty quick. So you have to turn them every so often to even out the caramelization. But the crispy parts are the best anyways.

Can you make these ahead of time?

You can prep the sweet potatoes ahead of time. Peel and cut them into cubes. Then place in the fridge for a couple hours until ready to use.

But I wouldn’t toss them in the oil/seasoning until just before baking.

What to serve with these oven roasted potatoes?

I love serving these sweet potatoes with our barbecue chip chicken nuggets! Dip both in Chick-Fil-A sauce (!!!!)

Or serve this with a rotisserie chicken and our fuji apple salad. That’s perfect fall weeknight meal right there.

Watch the recipe video here:

Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes (with Honey!)

Perfectly roasted, seasoned with garlic powder + smoked paprika, and caramelized with honey.
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Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 2 large (~200 gram) sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 3-4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 4 Tablespoons honey


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add the sweet potatoes to the baking sheet. Don’t overcrowd pan – use two baking sheets if needed!
  • Drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and smoked paprika. Toss and arrange in a single layer.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, drizzle with 3 Tablespoons of honey. Shake the potatoes around to coat in honey and flip the potatoes. Bake for 15-20 more minutes or until you can stick a fork through the potatoes and the edges are caramelized.
  • Finish with a drizzle of more honey and season with extra salt, pepper, garlic powder, and smoked paprika.


Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g
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