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roasted sweet potatoes with brown sugar cinnamon cayenne pepper chili powder gluten free dairy free butter

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar

Not a fan of overly sweet potato casserole with marshmallows? These roasted sweet potatoes will quickly become a favorite with fresh sweet potatoes, a hint of brown sugar and spices. (Gluten free, dairy free, vegan, vegetarian, egg free, soy free, nut free)
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • 4 sweet potatoes, cubed
  • 8 tablespoon melted butter can substitute dairy free
  • 4 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ΒΌ-1/2 teaspoon chili powder or cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Lightly grease then set aside.
  • Melt the butter in the microwave or on the stovetop.
  • Place the brown sugar, cinnamon, salt and chili or cayenne in a ziploc bag.
  • Toss the potatoes in the butter than place the potatoes inside the Ziploc bag and toss in the coating. Arrange potatoes on the baking sheet.
  • Bake at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes, flipping once halfway through. Potatoes are done when lightly browned and fork tender.


What Is Sweet Potato Casserole?

The south is known for the origination of the sweet potato casserole. It has changed a little into the meal that it has become known today. Often sweet potato casserole contains mashed sweet potatoes, butter, brown sugar and marshmallows.


This sweet potatoes only need a few ingredients and include less sugar that it's traditional sweet potato casserole friend.
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Chili or cayenne powder


This recipe makes preparation much simpler by dicing the sweet potatoes and then roasting them on a pan in the oven for 20-25 minutes.


Storing the sweet potatoes is simple too! You can place them in an airtight container for several days. They taste amazing as leftovers!
Keyword dairy free, egg free, gluten free, main dish, nut free, side dish, thanksgiving, vegan, vegetarian