Oven roasted sweet potato cubes

Our favorite way to eat sweet potatoes!


  • Sweet potatoes (about 8 oz per serving)
  • Your favorite high temperature oil (I like bacon grease or safflower oil and a bit of coconut oil)
  • Spices: smoked paprika, salt and pepper (you can try other spices like cumin, dill or curry powder but I like to keep it simple to let the sweet potato flavor shine through)


  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. Cut sweet potatoes into 1-2″ cubes.
  3. Pour enough oil into a baking pan to thinly cover the bottom (stainless or enamel will give a better crust on the potatoes than glass). Use a pan big enough so the potatoes can be in one layer.
  4. Put diced sweet potatoes in baking dish and toss to coat with oil (add more oil if needed).
  5. Sprinkle potatoes with seasoning to taste and give them another shake. Then spread them out until they are in one layer on the bottom of the pan.
  6. Bake for 30-45 minutes, stirring every 10-15 minutes, adding a little more oil if the bottom of the pan is getting dry.
  7. Potatoes are done when a fork pierces them easily and the outsides are crispy brown. If they are starting to brown too fast before they are soft, reduce oven temperature to 400F.