These Creole sweet potatoes are a deliciously spiced roasted sweet potato, inspired by the sweet potatoes from the local food co-op.Creole sweet potatoes, from Cheap Recipe Blog

There is a co-op just a few blocks from my apartment that makes the most delicious side dish: Creole yams.

They’re oven-roasted until they’re tender on the inside with a slight crunch on the outside and the ends. They are seasoned with a variety of spices, and have just the right amount of kick.

I recently tried making creole yams at home, except that I used sweet potatoes instead. They turned out great and tasted almost exactly like the co-op creole yams.

Now that I know how to make them at home, I can save money and control the spice level too (read: add more cayenne pepper!)

Are Sweet Potatoes A Good Budget-Friendly Food Option?

Yes! Sweet potatoes are an excellent budget-friendly food option for several reasons.

First, they are often more affordable compared to other vegetables, making them accessible for individuals looking to save money.

Second, sweet potatoes are highly nutritious, packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals, offering great value for money. They are versatile and can be prepared in various ways, maximizing their usage in meals.

Additionally, sweet potatoes have a longer shelf life, reducing the risk of spoilage and minimizing food waste, which is beneficial for those on a budget.

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Creole sweet potatoes, from Cheap Recipe Blog

Creole Sweet Potatoes

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Serve with seasoned Greek yogurt or sour cream dip, sriracha mayonnaise, or your favorite dipping sauce.


  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Peel sweet potatoes and cut into bite-sized pieces. Place on a large baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil. Add spices and mix to ensure that the sweet potatoes are evenly coated.
  2. Place in oven and bake for 40 to 45 minutes, until sweet potatoes are soft on the inside and slightly crispy on the outside.

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