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Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes

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Sweet and a bit spicy, these spicy honey sweet potatoes are oven-baked and glazed with a touch of honey, Italian seasonings and red pepper flakes. This simple and flavorful sweet potato side is ready in under an hour!

cubed sweet potatoes on a fork with pepper flakes as seasoning

roasted sweet potato slices are the best side dish

Spicy honey sweet potatoes are simply amazing. I make this healthy, oven-baked recipe for my family at least once a week with meatloaf or chicken . And, I admit, I tend to eat this delicious sweet potato side dish by itself on occasion. Here’s why this recipe is the best:

  • a bit sweet and a bit spicy
  • they’re crisp like fries, but healthier and baked
  • chop and bake- that’s it. This recipe is SO easy!


ingredients for spicy roasted potatoes including honey, seasoning and red pepper flakes
just a few ingredients for this flavorful sweet potato side dish

To make roasted, diced spicy sweet potatoes, you’ll only need a few ingredients, including the potatoes, red pepper flakes, honey and an Italian seasoning blend.


Bake these spicy sweet potatoes easily in the oven with a sheet pan. I recommend a silicone non-stick baking mat or parchment paper to prevent sticking.

expert tips

Follow these expert tips for the best baked sweet potato bites!

  • don’t skip the olive oil– it’s necessary for crispiness
  • like your sweet potatoes extra crispy? toss in a bowl with 2 tbsp cornstarch before adding to the pan, then season according to recipe instructions.
crisp sweet potato cubes with red pepper and ground black pepper on top
season the potatoes to your liking


how long to bake sweet potatoes at 350

Bake your sweet potato bites at 350 degrees F for approximately 40-45 minutes or until crispy. The preferred temperature is 400 degrees F, reducing your cook time to 35-40 minutes total.

recipe substitutions

  • honey– maple syrup will also work
  • red pepper flakes– ground red pepper (be careful to not add too much spice)
  • Italian seasoning blend– any blend of your favorite spices work well here
roasted sweet potato cubes next to red pepper flakes and honey

how long do sweet potatoes last in fridge

  • store leftover sweet potatoes in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.
  • I do not recommend freezing sweet potatoes, as they typically thaw and become mushy.

reheating sweet potatoes

  • reheat sweet potatoes in a skillet with olive oil, oven, or air fryer until nice and crisp again.
  • microwaving leftover sweet potatoes is ok as long as you don’t mind a softer texture.
drizzling honey on roasted sweet potato bites
add extra honey or red pepper flakes according to your taste

what goes with sweet potatoes

Serve this sweet and spicy sweet potato side dish with a protein or even by itself. I often serve these flavorful sweet potatoes with pork chops, meatloaf, or chicken.

honey red pepper sweet potatoes on a fork

Spicy Sweet Potatoes

Sweet and spicy baked sweet potatoes baked and seasoned with honey, Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes. Crispy, yet healthier than fried!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 42 minutes
Servings: 5
Calories: 210kcal
Author: Amber



  • Prepare pan with a silicone or parchment baking sheet and pre-heat oven to 400°F.
  • Wash and peel sweet potatoes.
  • Dice sweet potatoes into ½- inch cubes.
  • Drizzle the potatoes with olive oil.
  • Add honey, red pepper flakes and Italian seasoning. Toss.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes or until crispy.


store leftover sweet potatoes in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 2-3 days
reheating sweet potatoes
reheat in the oven, air fryer or skillet for crispy leftovers
you may also reheat in the microwave


Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 126mg | Potassium: 645mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 26124IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1mg

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