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!)

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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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