After reading how good sweet potatoes are for us, I set out to find a fast, easy recipe that was also delicious. My sister and I developed this tasty side dish. The cayenne pepper can be increased to taste. I have found these wedges are even better reheated the next day, so make a bunch!


Recipe Summary

10 mins
30 mins
40 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.

  • Place potatoes into a bowl and drizzle with oil.

  • Mix brown sugar, cumin, and cayenne pepper together in a small bowl with a fork. Sprinkle mixture over potatoes to coat. Lay out wedges on the prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and turn the potatoes. Increase the heat to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Continue to cook until fork-tender, about 20 minutes. Serve.

Cook's Note:

You can use vegetable oil instead of olive oil, if preferred.

Nutrition Facts

239 calories; protein 3.1g; carbohydrates 47.2g; fat 4.7g; sodium 107.4mg. Full Nutrition

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Very good flavor, however they definitely need some salt so sprinkle some on at the end, to taste. They also don't need 30 minutes in the oven, especially at 400F. I cooked mine for 10 at 350F, then another 10 at 400F and they were already getting overdone for my tastes. Also at such a high heat, the sugars will burn, so keep a close eye on them. Next time I would probably cook them 16-17 minutes total. Thankfully I used parchment paper to prevent them from sticking. Read More