Cajun Style Baked Sweet Potato

Cajun Style Baked Sweet Potato

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"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."
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1 h 10 m servings 229 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 229 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 2.3 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 49.1g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 4.8 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 83 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a small bowl, stir together paprika, brown sugar, black pepper, onion powder, thyme, rosemary, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper.
  3. 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.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until tender, or about 1 hour.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.


  1. 381 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

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 p...

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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.

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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 p...

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...

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 the...

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 m...

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!

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 an...

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 a...

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. Than...

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...

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