This easy and delicious recipe will teach you how to roast sweet potatoes for mashed or cubed sweet potatoes at home in no time!
Sweet potatoes are packed full of healthy benefits and they also happen to be one of the easiest vegetables that you can roast. Learn how to roast sweet potatoes easily!
You can use roasted sweet potatoes to make everything from mashed sweet potato puree to cubed sweet potatoes for things like chili, pastas, rice bowls and more.
Luckily, we’re going to show you today just how easy it is to make it yourself at home. And you may, if you’ve never made it before, be shocked at just how easy it is to make yourself at home.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the difference between baking and roasting?
Baking and roasting can be confusing, especially if you are new to being in the kitchen. Essentially, they are somewhat the same; however, just a tad different.
Roasting refers to cooking something, usually in an open dish, at a temperature higher than 400 degrees F.
What type of sweet potatoes do you want to use for roasting?
The most common sweet potatoes that are used for roasting are orange sweet potatoes.
However, you can use white sweet potatoes or purple sweet potatoes in the same way that we are using the traditional ones in this post.
Do you peel the skin before roasting?
Yes or No.
Honestly whether or not you peel is completely dependent on what you are making.
If you are making sweet potatoes for sweet potato puree or mashed sweet potatoes, then there is no need to peel the skin first because the skin just pulls away once roasted.
However, if you want to make cubed roasted sweet potatoes, then it is best to peel and cube before you roast it in the oven.
Can I make oven roasted sweet potatoes Top 8 Allergen Free?
There are no Top Allergens when you make oven roasted sweet potatoes.
How long is oven roasted sweet potatoes good for?
Once your sweet potatoes is roasted, you can let cool and then choose an option:
- store in the fridge for 3-4 days in an air tight container
- store in the freezer for up to 3 months
Can oven roasted sweet potatoes be frozen?
Yes. No matter if you cube or puree, you can freeze sweet potatoes. You can freeze in an air tight freezer bag or container. We typically like to freeze in freezer safe bags in 2 cup portions.
Use within 3 months.
Can I make roasted sweet potatoes without oil?
Yes. You can make roasted pumpkin without oil. Just omit where it calls for it.
Can I make more than one sweet potato at a time?
Yes! You can repeat the process for however many sweet potatoes you can easily get on a baking sheet at a time. Usually 1 per person if making a dish.
Zero waste tips:
For the skins and strings, you can throw those into your compost or if you don’t have a compost, you can always just put under a little bit of dirt around any flowers you may have, the nutrients will help.
What other oven roasted vegetables can I make?
There are so many other vegetables that you can roast like:
- and more!
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How to Roast Sweet Potatoes
- 4 sweet potatoes
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
For Mashed Sweet Potatoes or Sweet Potato Puree
- Use a fork and poke hole all over the sweet potatoes.
- Place on a baking sheet. Rub with oil.
- Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a fork easily pierces through to the middle. Time dependent on how large potatoes are.
- Remove and let cool to touch.
- Peel the skin off and mash. Add seasoning if desired.
- If pureeing for pies – Add to a high powdered blender and blender.
For Roasted Cubed Sweet Potatoes
- Use a potato peeler to remove skin.
- Slice in half the cube into 1 inch pieces.
- Drizzle with oil and any optional spices. Toss to combine.
- Bake for 35-45 minutes or until easily pierced with a fork.
- Use immediately or place in an air tight container for 3-4 days.