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Roasted Sweet Potato Cubes

These easy roasted sweet potato cubes are made with just 5 ingredients and ready in less than 30 minutes. Perfect sweet potato side dish for any meal of the day!

roasted sweet potatoes on a baking sheet

This Roasted Sweet Potato Recipe is my go to side dish!

These easy roasted sweet potatoes are my go to sweet potato recipe. They are the perfect side dish for any meal!

Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite vegetables, and I usually buy a few every week when I’m at the grocery store.

Favorite Ways to use Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes

These cubed sweet potatoes are great for throwing in cauliflower rice burrito bowls with some fajita veggies and guacamole!

roasted sweet potatoes in a dish

From sweet potato nachos to sweet potato tacos and healthy chocolate milkshakes, sweet potatoes are so versatile and so delicious.

What you’ll need for this Roasted Cubed Sweet Potatoes recipe

  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Garlic powder

Seasoning for sweet potatoes

  • Cumin, chili powder, paprika: making a Mexican themed meal? Try these spices on your sweet potatoes.
  • Garlic powder and onion powder: these basic spices would pair well with just about any meal
  • Brown sugar and cinnamon: make a sweet side dish by adding brown sugar and cinnamon to your sweet potatoes
roasted sweet potatoes

How to roast Sweet Potatoes

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. High heat will help us get those crispy edges on the sweet potatoes!

Step 2: Peel your sweet potatoes and dice them into small cubes.

Step 3: Toss the sweet potato cubes with olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder until coated on all sides.

cubed sweet potato on a baking sheet

Step 4: Spread out the sweet potato cubes in an even layer on a baking sheet and put them in the oven.

How long to roast sweet potatoes

Step 5: Roast the sweet potato cubes until crispy, flipping every 10 minutes to avoid burning. It should take around 25 – 30 minutes total to roast sweet potatoes at 450 degrees.

How to prepare sweet potatoes

  • Peel: peel the skin off of your sweet potatoes
  • Dice: dice the sweet potatoes into evenly sized small chunks
roasted sweet potato cubes on a baking sheet

Roasted sweet potato cubes pair well with…

These baked sweet potato cubes are my go to recipe. They make a great sweet potato side dish, or an addition to most any meal.

They are great for tossing in salads, on nachos, in bowls, enchiladas, tacos, you name it!

The spices are a starting point that are mild enough to go in any recipe.

roasted sweet potatoes on a baking sheet

If I’m making a mexican dish, I will add in some chili powder or cumin.

For breakfast recipes, I might add in some onion powder or thyme.

There isn’t a meal of the day that I wouldn’t eat sweet potatoes!

roasted sweet potatoes

This recipe uses 2 large sweet potatoes.

These would be a great roasted veggie for dinner along with roasted broccoli with parmesan, garlic butter roasted mushrooms or roasted carrots.

Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes storage

  • Storing: Store leftover sweet potatoes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • Reheating: reheat leftover sweet potatoes at 350 degrees on a baking sheet until heated through. You can also use a microwave, but the texture is better in the oven.
roasted sweet potatoes cubed on a baking sheet

Roasted Sweet Potatoes FAQs

Do I need to boil sweet potatoes before roasting?

There is no need to boil sweet potatoes before roasting them.

What’s the difference between roasting and baking sweet potatoes?

When you cook sweet potatoes at a higher temperature (over 400 degrees), this is called roasting. Roasting sweet potatoes allows you to get crispier edges by utilizing a hotter oven.

More Sweet Potato Recipes

Looking for more ways to eat sweet potatoes? Here are some of our favorites!

Did you make this recipe? Be sure to leave a star rating below!

roasted sweet potato cubes on a baking sheet

Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes (Cubed)

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These easy oven roasted sweet potato cubes are made with just 5 ingredients and ready in less than 30 minutes. Perfect for salads, burrito bowls, enchiladas, as a side dish, and more!


  • 2 large sweet potatoes, diced into small chunks
  • up to ⅓ cup olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon of pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees
  2. Place the sweet potato cubes on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil to coat, then sprinkle on the salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Use your hands to toss and combine the oil and spices
  3. Spread the sweet potatoes out into an even layer on the baking sheet
  4. Roast the sweet potatoes at 450 degrees for 10 minutes, then flip and stir
  5. Roast an additional 10-20 minutes, stirring at least once, until the edges are golden brown
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 217Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 166mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g

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Wednesday 2nd of November 2022

Can these be frozen?

Joy Shull

Wednesday 16th of November 2022

I wouldn't recommend it. The texture would not be the same when reheated.


Sunday 12th of January 2020

Made these, and they're delicious! Thank you!


Wednesday 21st of August 2019

Can you make these ahead of time and use later for a recipe?

Joy Shull

Wednesday 21st of August 2019

It depends on how much later you plan to use them and what kind of recipe!


Tuesday 29th of May 2018

We make these all the time, love the recipe!


Friday 2nd of March 2018

Hi Joy, My maiden name is Shull. Is your husband by any chance related to the line of Shulls from Broadwater, Nebraska? Just curious! I never see the Shull name. Looking forward to trying your sweet potatoes tonight!! -Amy

Joy Shull

Friday 2nd of March 2018

He is not, but it's fun to hear of more Shulls! I agree it is an uncommon name. I hope you enjoy the sweet potatoes! Funny enough my husband has a sister named Amy, so her maiden name was Amy Shull!

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