Crispy Roasted Sweet Potatoes

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Crispy Roasted Sweet Potatoes - All that's Jas

Crispy Roasted Sweet Potatoes

 

When I saw these crispy roasted sweet potatoes in Victoria magazine, I could not wait to make them. Sweet potatoes were on my ‘food-I-hate’ list for a long time. Then at some party, trying not to insult the host who baked them to their crispiness, I took few bites. Since then I was hooked. Sweet potato fries with sour cream or caramel sauce are my favorite, but I’ve been known to serve them in a yummy salad as well.

Usually, I roast my sweet potatoes spread on a cookie sheet, drizzled with olive oil and seasoned with salt, pepper, and cumin. Then I roast them crispy, but sometimes they stick to the bottom of the sheet. This method of roasting gets them crispy without all the sticky mess. The only downside is that they bake longer.

Victoria magazine subscription was a gift from my sweet bloggy friend Katie. It’s about charming homes and gardens, whimsical decorations and world travel, but they also share a few recipes. This crispy roasted sweet potatoes recipe was in the latest issue. I have a few more marked and set aside to make. If they’re as good as this one, I’m excited to try them.

 

Crispy Roasted Sweet Potatoes Recipe

For this #simple and #beautiful dish #sweet #potatoes are sliced thin, brushed with butter, and #roasted until #crisp yet #tender. Click To Tweet

seasoning sweet potatoes for crispy baking - All that's Jas

 

Ingredients:
Serves 4

  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3 large sweet potatoes
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Fresh thyme

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a 9-inch baking pan with two tablespoons melted butter.
  2. Wash potatoes. Using a mandoline or knife, slice sweet potatoes into thin rounds, about 1/8 -inch thick (microwaving potatoes for 5 minutes makes them more pliable).
  3. Place slices in prepared pan. Tuck in garlic and thyme among slices. Brush sweet potato slices with remaining two tablespoons melted butter. Season the potatoes with salt and pepper.
  4. Bake until potatoes are tender and crisp, about 1 ¼ hours. Garnish with more thyme.

Serving suggestion: top potatoes with a dollop of sour cream.

preparing sweet potatoes for crispy roasting - All that's Jas

serving crispy roasted sweet potatoes - All that's Jas

sweet potatoes roasted crispy - All that's Jas

5 from 6 votes
Crispy Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 15 mins
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins
 

For this simple and beautiful dish, sweet potatoes are sliced thin, brushed with butter, and roasted until crisp yet tender.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Jas
Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons butter divided
  • 3 large sweet potatoes
  • 3 cloves garlic smashed
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Fresh thyme
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a 9-inch baking pan with two tablespoons melted butter.
  2. Wash potatoes. Using a mandoline or knife, slice sweet potatoes into thin rounds, about 1/8 -inch thick (microwaving potatoes for 5 minutes makes them more pliable). Place slices in prepared pan. Tuck in garlic and thyme among slices. Brush sweet potato slices with remaining two tablespoons melted butter. Season the potatoes with salt and pepper.
  3. Bake until potatoes are tender and crisp, about 1 ¼ hours. Garnish with more thyme.
Recipe Notes

Serving suggestion: top potatoes with a dollop of sour cream.

See this recipe featured on Tatertots & Jello, Snapshot and Snippets, The Cottage Market, Simply Sweet Home, Across the Boulevard, Shabby Art Boutique,  and Finding Silver Pennies.

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90 Comment

  1. Reply
    Michelle
    November 2, 2016 at 9:06 am

    These sound amazing!
    For years I thought I didn’t like sweet potatoes. Turns out I just didn’t like that people put sweet things on sweet potatoes.
    Yours sound amazing!
    I have one potato in the fridge and I’ll be trying your recipe tonight!
    Thanks!
    Michelle

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 2, 2016 at 6:33 pm

      Lol, same here! I hate yams 🙂 Hope you like it this way as much as I do! 😀

  2. Reply
    Mrs. A.
    November 2, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    This looks so yummy! I have food allergies, so it will be a great recipe for me to try. Love your blog!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 2, 2016 at 6:43 pm

      Thank you so much, Mrs. A. I hope this one passes the test 🙂 Have a blessed rest of the week!

  3. Reply
    Hollie
    November 4, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Oh, boy! That sounds and looks amazing!!!
    Hollie @ http://www.quirkybohemianmama.com/

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 4, 2016 at 1:08 pm

      Thank you, Hollie! Simple yet tasty recipes are the best 🙂

  4. Reply
    Ann
    November 4, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    So simple and so yummy! Back in Singapore, the sweet potatoes are dipped in batter and then deep fried (of course right! the best way to eat. :p) much like banana fritters. Yum, yum. Yours is way healthier! LOL

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 5, 2016 at 3:13 pm

      Oh, my! I bet that tastes great but gives you a heart attack, lol. Never heard of deep frying them before… I learn so much from you, Ann! 🙂

  5. Reply
    Maria
    November 4, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    You are such a talented cook! I love this recipe, since I love potatoes.
    Maria

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 5, 2016 at 3:14 pm

      Aw, thank you, Maria! Hope your weekend is full of

  6. Reply
    Nicole | The Professional Mom Project
    November 5, 2016 at 11:39 am

    I love sweet potatoes! I usually bake them or make them into french fries. This looks like a great idea – I’ll definitely have to give it a try

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 5, 2016 at 3:15 pm

      You won’t regret it, Nicole, I promise! 😀 Thanks for stopping in!

  7. Reply
    Bam's Kitchen
    November 5, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    Gorgeous shots! Pinned!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 7, 2016 at 6:32 pm

      Thank you bunches! 😀

  8. Reply
    Skipah
    November 8, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    Looks delicious! I added it to my Food Blogger site on Flipboard. I’ve found a fellow Hoosier in blogger land!!!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 8, 2016 at 3:29 pm

      Thank you and hi, fellow Hoosier! So glad you stopped in. I will be “stalking” your blog for sure. Hope you’re enjoying this warm Indiana weather 😀

  9. Reply
    FLORENCE @ VintageSouthernPicks
    November 9, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Jas, those look wonderful! I love sweet potatoes & the taste of garlic. So glad these weren’t made sweet with sugar. I like the sound of this recipe.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 9, 2016 at 7:48 pm

      Thank you, Florence! I do not like my potatoes with sugar either. 🙂 Thanks for stopping in!!!

  10. Reply
    Jan Garon
    November 9, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Looks so yummy! Your photography is beautiful!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 9, 2016 at 7:47 pm

      Thank you, Jan! It always makes me happy to hear someone likes my food and photography! Have a blessed evening! 🙂

  11. Reply
    Debrashoppeno5
    November 9, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Oh this recipe looks so good. I think I will be adding this to the Thanksgiving menu.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 9, 2016 at 8:51 pm

      I highly recommend it! 😀

  12. Reply
    Kimm at Reinvented
    November 10, 2016 at 8:48 am

    Oh my goodness, those look amazing! I love roasted sweet potatoes, and this recipe definitely looks like one to try! Thanks for linking up to Funtastic Friday!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 10, 2016 at 10:10 am

      Hi, Kimm! Thanks for stopping in. These potatoes are pretty awesome if I may say so myself 🙂

  13. Reply
    Maria
    November 10, 2016 at 9:28 am

    Thanks for this recipe! I love sweet potatoes and love learning different ways to cook them.
    Maria

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 10, 2016 at 10:12 am

      Maria, thank you so much! Nothing fancy, but sometimes that’s the best way to go 🙂

  14. Reply
    Keri
    November 10, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    Jas, these sweet potato crisps sound awesome!! I’ll definitely have to try making a batch. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 10, 2016 at 8:57 pm

      I hope you’ll make them, Keri! They are awesome! Thanks for visiting 😀

  15. Reply
    Theresa
    November 11, 2016 at 12:36 am

    Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Shared

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 11, 2016 at 10:41 am

      Thanks for hosting, Theresa! Have a great weekend.

  16. Reply
    Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    November 21, 2016 at 10:04 am

    I saw a butternut squash done like this – hassleback – in a gourmet magazine – Looks delicious Jas! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner Link up! And Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 22, 2016 at 9:47 am

      Oh, I bet that’s tasty too! Thank you, Helen, and happy Thanksgiving!

  17. Reply
    Leanna
    November 22, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    These look modern, fun and delicious. This would be easy enough for an everyday meal. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 23, 2016 at 8:18 am

      Hi, Leanna! Yes, these are very easy to make. Thanks for stopping in. Wishing you wonderful holidays ahead!

  18. Reply
    Kat (The Baking Explorer)
    October 23, 2017 at 8:06 am

    Oh they look so good!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 23, 2017 at 9:13 am

      Glad you like them, Kat! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  19. Reply
    Ann
    October 23, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    I have been looking for new sweet potato recipes so I can convince my family that they really do like sweet potatoes. I think this might do the trick.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 23, 2017 at 10:28 pm

      Ha ha, it took me trying crispy sweet potatoes to convince me I like them too. I wasn’t always a fan, just in the last few years if you can believe that. 🙂

  20. Reply
    Katie
    October 24, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    I LOVE sweet potatoes!! These looks delicious!!!!! <3

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 25, 2017 at 7:09 pm

      Thanks, Katie! I love them when they’re crispy 🙂

  21. Reply
    Gillian Kent
    October 25, 2017 at 12:35 am

    Thes look delicious. I love sweet potatoes any way I can get them.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 25, 2017 at 7:13 pm

      Thanks, Gillian! Hope you’ll add this recipe to your rotation 🙂

  22. Reply
    Ashley Tukiainen
    October 25, 2017 at 12:49 am

    These looks so simple and delicious! Sweet potatoes are a favorite in our house!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 25, 2017 at 7:13 pm

      They really are simple and delicious. Hope you’ll give them a try!!!

  23. Reply
    Rheagan
    October 25, 2017 at 1:29 am

    With all the sweet potato we eat, I’ll definitely be giving these a try!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 25, 2017 at 7:15 pm

      Yes! Come back and let me know how you like these, please!

  24. Reply
    Randi Tisdall
    October 25, 2017 at 9:41 am

    Those photos are excellent, and I love sweet potatoes!!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 25, 2017 at 7:15 pm

      Aw, thank you, Randi! Means a lot 😀

  25. Reply
    Mother of 3
    October 25, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    This sounds so good and so easy too! Pinned.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 25, 2017 at 9:35 pm

      It can’t get any easier than this 🙂 Thanks for pinning!

  26. Reply
    Chas
    October 26, 2017 at 9:04 am

    Great share, thanks!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 26, 2017 at 8:01 pm

      You’re welcome!

  27. Reply
    Snap
    October 26, 2017 at 10:35 am

    I love sweet potatoes and this sounds delicious and different from my “usual”. Thanks! I’ve printed out your recipe.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 26, 2017 at 8:03 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by and pinning! 😀

  28. Reply
    Sandra L Garth
    October 26, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    I’ll take a sweet potato over a russet any day! These are going to be so good.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 26, 2017 at 8:05 pm

      They are good and good for you. 🙂

  29. Reply
    Sheri
    October 26, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    These look so good! Thanks so much for joining us at the To Grandma’s House We Go link party. Your link has been pinned! Please join us again next Wednesday! Cheers!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 26, 2017 at 8:06 pm

      Thank you much!

  30. Reply
    Leslie
    October 26, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    We made a recipe very similar to this last Thanksgiving, and it was incredible…so pretty and so tasty at the same time! Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 27, 2017 at 10:35 am

      And so simple! Can’t beat that 😀

  31. Reply
    Jann Olson
    October 26, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    I’ve got some sweet potatoes in the pantry. I’m going to try this tomorrow night. Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 27, 2017 at 10:37 am

      Hope you like this dish as much as we do!

  32. Reply
    Barrie
    October 27, 2017 at 11:19 am

    I love this recipe- so pretty and simplified!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 27, 2017 at 2:50 pm

      Thanks, Barrie! I think so too 🙂

  33. Reply
    Cathy Lawdanski
    October 27, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    Sweet potatoes are my favorite and these look so good. Can’t wait to try them!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 28, 2017 at 12:06 pm

      Thanks, I know you’ll like these, Cathy!

  34. Reply
    Claire
    October 28, 2017 at 3:55 am

    Sweet potatoes are my husbands favourite, I’m going to have to try these. They look so delicious

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 28, 2017 at 12:10 pm

      Thank you, Claire! They are so simple to make and tasty!

  35. Reply
    Teresa - Aging Like a Fine Wine
    October 28, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    I never thought I like sweet potatoes either, never liked them at Thanksgiving, etc. Now I realize I love sweet potato fries! So I’m dying to try this recipe! Thanks so much for sharing it on Party in Your PJ’s. I’ve pinned and shared!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 29, 2017 at 12:10 am

      Sweet potato fries are the best! Thanks for stopping in, Teresa!

  36. Reply
    Itzybellababy
    October 29, 2017 at 10:03 am

    oooh I love this- I have some sweet taters in the fridge right now. Feels like dinner!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 29, 2017 at 9:40 pm

      Great! Hope you liked them 😀

  37. Reply
    Menaka Bharathi
    October 30, 2017 at 3:35 am

    Im a great seat potato lover. i have tried many recipes of it. your looks delicious, ill definitely try it.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 30, 2017 at 11:33 am

      Thank you, Menaka! I hope you’ll love these 🙂

  38. Reply
    Miz Helen
    October 30, 2017 at 10:07 am

    We love Sweet Potatoes and this will be a great side dish for any occasion. Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday! Have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 30, 2017 at 3:30 pm

      Happy you like it! Thanks for visiting!

  39. Reply
    Leanna
    October 30, 2017 at 10:48 am

    Yum, these look delicious. What a gorgeous side dish. Pinning.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 30, 2017 at 3:31 pm

      Thank you much, Lanna!

  40. Reply
    Amber Harrop
    October 30, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    These look delicious Jas I am going to try these as sweet potatoes are being harvested in the garden

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 30, 2017 at 3:34 pm

      Oh wow, you grow your own? How cool! Hope you’ll like this method of preparing them.

  41. Reply
    Jelica
    October 30, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    I’ve always loved sweet potatoes and especially love them as fries. Glad you finally converted! This recipe looks terrific!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 30, 2017 at 3:33 pm

      Me too, Jelice! Better late than never, lol.

  42. Reply
    Carrie @ Carrie's Home Cooking
    October 31, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    This looks delicious! thank you so much for sharing with us at Whisk It Wednesday link party! Pinned and shared!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 31, 2017 at 7:51 pm

      Thank you, Carrie! Really appreciate it.

  43. Reply
    Super Mom - No Cape!
    November 2, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    I’m going to have to try this… it looks delicious!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 2, 2017 at 8:09 pm

      Try it and let me know how you liked it! 😀

  44. Reply
    Beverly
    November 4, 2017 at 9:34 am

    I love just about any sweet potato recipe and roasting them in one of my favorite ways to have them. Your recipe looks delicious, Jas. This was our Most Clicked from last week’s Snickerdoodle Party. All of the co-host will be featuring at today’s party. It will also be featured in our party reminder email. Thanks for sharing with us!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 4, 2017 at 12:25 pm

      Well, that just made my day, Beverly! Thank you so much for the honor 😀

  45. Reply
    Kerryanne
    August 25, 2018 at 11:55 pm

    Hi Jas,
    Just wanted to stop by and let you know that this post was featured in the Create, Bake, Grow & Gather link party Fall Feature magazine at https://issuu.com/shabbyartboutique/docs/create__bake__grow___gather_party_f
    I thank you for your contributions to the party.
    Hugs, Kerryanne

    1. Reply
      Jas
      August 26, 2018 at 9:36 pm

      Thank you so much, Kerryanne for including two of my recipes in your Fall Feature Magazine! What an honor, I am truly humbled! Have a fabulous week! X

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