Creole Sweet Potatoes

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

Yield: 2 servings

Prep Time:10 min

Total Time:50 min

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


  • 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.
  • Place in oven and bake for 40 to 45 minutes, until sweet potatoes are soft on the inside and slightly crispy on the outside.

2 Responses to “Creole Sweet Potatoes”

  1. 1

    violet — October 3, 2014 @ 3:31 am

    The baked sweet potato fries and potato chips look sooooo good. I honestly will have to try them.

  2. 2

    sylvie — February 17, 2015 @ 4:25 am

    Much more appetizing than frozen ones I buy from time to time at store…

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