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Spicy Sweet Potatoes Recipe
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Spicy Sweet Potatoes

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"The sweetness of the potatoes is offset by the spiciness of the Cajun pepper. Adjust the pepper to taste. My family absolutely loves this recipe!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Place sweet potatoes, olive oil, brown sugar, Cajun seasoning, and salt in a large resealable plastic bag; shake to coat potatoes evenly. Transfer mixture to a baking dish.
  3. Bake in preheated oven, stirring occasionally, until sweet potatoes are tender, about 1 hour.
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Nov 23, 2012

Wonderful.. I dont like sweet potatoes with a lot of sugar, but the cajun seaoning really tempered that.. was wonderful. I ate too many but it was delicious. I baked these on my silpat.. no sticking

Nov 25, 2012

Thought this was a refreshing way to eat sweet potato (this is on page 4 of search results for 'sweet potato', with the other 4 pages being sweet potato casserole recipes). It took a while longer to cook. Eased up on the brown sugar as I don't love candied sweet potatoes. Great side dish to dinner with a super healthy veggie!


11 Ratings

Nov 29, 2012

Good starting point, but it tasted a little bland to me. More Cajun seasoning is needed. I used 1 tsp. Tony Chachere's creole seasoning, but added a few shakes of garlic powder, cayenne pepper and black pepper. I baked it on a cookie sheet for 30 minutes at 375 degrees using the convection oven setting.

Aug 28, 2012

I've made a very similar version for years, omitting the brown sugar, and simply cutting the sweet potatoes in half, rubbing with a little oil and sprinkling on the Cajun seasoning. It's a more diabetic friendly version and absolutely delicious. I'm sure the brown sugar in this recipe would work well also.

Nov 14, 2014

My husband loved this (so did I!). Normally I make sweet potatoes very sweet - with maple syrup, brown sugar, etc. This was a very nice change from that. I was trying it out to see if we should do this for Thanksgiving this year and he said "YES"! Thanks for the recipe.

Apr 16, 2014

Yum yum!! So good, I could eat this on it's own for a meal!

Feb 20, 2014

I loved this recipe. Like the others, I omitted the brown sugar altogether and it was amazing. I put the potatoes on a low broil setting in the last 2 minutes to crisp them up. They were a HUGE hit!!!

Jun 30, 2013

This recipe was pretty darn good! I added marshmallows on top, it helped with the kick! Definitely recommend A+++++


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  • Calories
  • 402 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 52.6 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 20.4 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 6.9 g
  • 27%
  • Protein
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 346 mg
  • 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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