Tired of the same old baked sweet potato? Great for picnics and barbecues, these sweet potatoes are seasoned with a homemade herb and spice mix.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • In a small bowl, stir together paprika, brown sugar, black pepper, onion powder, thyme, rosemary, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper.

  • Slice the sweet potatoes in half lengthwise. Brush each half with olive oil. Rub the seasoning mix over the cut surface of each half. Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet, or in a shallow pan.

  • Bake in preheated oven until tender, or about 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

229 calories; protein 4.8g 10% DV; carbohydrates 49.1g 16% DV; fat 2.3g 4% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 82.6mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2004
Using some of the suggestions from other reviewers, I cubed the sweet potatoes and put them in a large ziplock plastic bag. Then I added the olive oil, using about 4 teaspoons, and rolled the potatoes around to coat before adding the spices. A couple of quick shakes of the bag and they were coated to perfection. I microwaved this dish, using 1/3 of the recommended cooking time. We loved the results! The spice list struck us as a similar to Emeril's Essence so I'll probably fool around with that plus the brown sugar next time. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/07/2011
I think the herbs overwhelmed the sweet potatoes... It's great if you don't want the sweet potato taste but if you do this isn't the sweet potato recipe you want. Read More
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  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2004
Using some of the suggestions from other reviewers, I cubed the sweet potatoes and put them in a large ziplock plastic bag. Then I added the olive oil, using about 4 teaspoons, and rolled the potatoes around to coat before adding the spices. A couple of quick shakes of the bag and they were coated to perfection. I microwaved this dish, using 1/3 of the recommended cooking time. We loved the results! The spice list struck us as a similar to Emeril's Essence so I'll probably fool around with that plus the brown sugar next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2006
This recipe is awesome. I did not have brown sugar or onion powder but it still came out great. I cut my sweet potatoes into thin fry shapes and tossed them in a bag with everything else. I did increase the red pepper black pepper and salt too. I cooked them at 400 degrees on a cookie sheet for 15 minutes stired them another 15 minutes at 400 and then I broiled them for a few minutes to brown them slightly. After about 5 minutes of cooling time my "non-sweet potato eating" family had already eaten a forth of them right from the cookie sheet. I served these with Mac and cheese (my families' favorite) and the sweet potatoes were gone before anyone even ate a bite of anything else!! I was informed by my 10 year old daughter that she wants me to make these for her friends at her birthday party! If that doesn't convince you to try this I do not know what will! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2005
A great recipe- definite winner! I was looking for a new way to include sweet potatoes in our family's diet because of how nutritious they are. I never liked them before but we have eaten them twice a week since I found this recipe! I altered it a little- decreased the brown sugar to 1/2 t added a favorite cajun spice blend sliced the potatoes in 1/4 inch rounds and coated with olive oil cooking spray the sprinkled w/ seasonings. Bake @ 400 for 20-30 min. Delicious! Thanks for sharing this!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/08/2005
I cut these into "fries" and shook them up in a lidded bowl with the olive oil and the seasonings. I baked for about 30-35 minutes as directed and then turned on the broiler for the last 10-15 minutes of cooking to crisp them up. They were good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/02/2005
Now I know why my spicy sweet potato recipe was never published!!! My recipe is a little simpler. 2 Tablespoons of brown sugar to 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper tossed in a bag with olive oil and cubed sweet potatoes. Excellent variation to a recipe I thought I had created! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2006
Sweet potatoes with a kick - yum. Mixed some of the dry spice mixture into f/f mayo and used as a dipping sauce. The whole family loved it. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2005
A My family loves these! I have a picky 4 year old who will even eat them! I cut them up into fries usually I use three yams/sweet potatoes and double the recipe! Bake in pan 400 for an hour and they are perfect! THANKS SO MUCH YUMMY! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/08/2009
I cut the sweet potatoes into fries. Put the fries & oil in a bag & tossed then added the spices & tossed again. Baked on a cookie sheet at 400 for 45 mins. Served with Cajun Style Burgers. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2003
These are the greatest! I had a large sweet potato and decided to cut it in half across and then cut each half lenghtwise. These halves I cut into 3 wedges. After mixing seasonings I put into zip lock bag. Each wedge was rolled all over with oil and then dropped in bag. Even though the oven was being used at a lower temp these baked just fine. These are great hot or warm. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/07/2011
I think the herbs overwhelmed the sweet potatoes... It's great if you don't want the sweet potato taste but if you do this isn't the sweet potato recipe you want. Read More
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