Sweet and Salty Sweet Potato Recipes

Photo by Foodism360
Photo by Foodism360

Sweet potatoes are a great alternative to white potatoes. While they're both rich in vitamins and minerals, sweet potatoes have less sugar, fewer calories, and more fiber. The only question now is how do you like 'em: sweet or salty? Check out the recipes below for our favorite ways to bake sweet potatoes.

If you like 'em sweet...

  • 2 parts cinnamon

  • 2 parts nutmeg

  • 1 part brown sugar (optional)

If you like 'em salty...

  • 2 parts Italian seasoning

  • 1 part garlic powder

  • 1 part paprika

  • salt and pepper to taste

Everything else you'll need...

  • sweet potatoes

  • parchment paper

  • cooking sheet

  • 2 bowls

To soften the sweet potatoes:

  1. About two hours before you start cooking, place your sweet potatoes in a bowl of cool water so they can begin to soften.

  2. When you're ready to begin, take them out of the water and dry them completely with a paper towel.

  3. Microwave the potatoes for two minutes and let them cool.


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Place the parchment paper on the cooking sheet.

  3. Mix your seasonings together in the first bowl.

  4. Slice the ends off of the sweet potatoes and cut them up as desired.

  5. In the second bowl, toss the potatoes in extra virgin olive oil. Be careful not to overdo it. You don't want them to be dripping with oil.

  6. Toss the potatoes in the first bowl with the seasonings.

  7. Place the potatoes on the cooking sheet.

  8. Bake