4 Ingredient Simple Roasted Sweet Potatoes

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4 Ingredient Simple Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Simple Roasted Sweet Potatoes are simply the best!  This classic recipe only has 4 ingredients.

4 Ingredient Simple Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Hello! Hello!

Aren’t sweet potatoes just the best?  They are so classically FALL… but I honestly love them year-round.  I’m not going to lie… spuds make me happy!  I can’t be the only one, right?

Today I’m sharing a recipe that I make ALL THE TIME.  It’s 4 Ingredient Simple Roasted Sweet Potatoes.


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I just want to grab that one off the top!

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The hardest part about this recipe is cutting the sweet potatoes raw.  Invest in a sharp knife and good cutting board. <— I swear by these! (Amazon Affiliate link!)

I used to think I was too clumsy and not a good enough cook to use the “big kid knives” but now I’ve learned that it is safer to properly use the right tools than dull knives.

After cutting the simple roasted sweet potatoes you toss them in a touch of olive oil.  Coconut oil will also do the trick, but I really enjoy the olive oil flavoring here.

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I like to toss this simple version with a touch of thyme.  It works well and doesn’t overpower the spud.  Feel free to change out the herb to your favorite one though.

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Serve these little bites of simple roasted sweet potatoes goodness as a side dish, as a breakfast potato or even part of a Buddha bowl with this easy kale recipe, avocado and a hearty grain like quinoa or wheat berries.

Who’s hungry now??? I AMMMM!!!!

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Any way you serve it this a great little recipe to keep in your arsenal of foodie powers!  It’s one you will come back to again and again.


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4 Ingredient Roasted Sweet Potatoes


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4 Ingredient Simple Roast Sweet Potatoes / Running in a Skirt

4 Ingredient Simple Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Julie Wunder
A simple side dish featuring classic fall flavors.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 130 kcal


  • 2 large sweet potatoes, about 1 pound total
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon salt, adjust to taste- I like 1/2
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • cooking spray


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  • Toss all the ingredients in a bowl, making sure they are well coated. Pour on the sheet.
  • Roast for 25-30 minutes until fork tender.


Serve these Sweet Potato Bites alongside your favorite main dish like fish or chicken or as part of a buddha bowl.


Calories: 130kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 208mgPotassium: 381mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 16031IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Simple Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Tried this recipe?Mention @Julie_Wunder or tag #RunninginaSkirt!

Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I’m sharing ways personal tips to keep your skin fresh and glowing.

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By | 2018-09-20T14:57:02-04:00 October 6th, 2016|All Vegetarian, Food, Side Dishes|29 Comments


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  5. Mary Ellen @ VNutrition October 13, 2016 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    Yummm girl! These look tasty! I’m making these for sure next week!

  6. Mackenzie October 13, 2016 at 2:36 am - Reply

    5 stars
    Oh my yuummm. This looks fantastic. I always just bake them in the oven, but this truly would make a simple side dish. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

    • JulieWunder October 16, 2016 at 11:14 am - Reply

      Thanks Mackenzie! Just takes them up a notch. I hope you enjoy it.

  7. Sarah- A Whisk and Two Wands October 10, 2016 at 10:10 pm - Reply

    One of our favorites! I make HUGE batches of roasted sweet potatoes and my oldest and I are always sneaking them out of the fridge and they never last!

    • JulieWunder October 16, 2016 at 9:27 am - Reply

      How much fun! Seems like your girls are such good eaters!

  8. Kimmythevegan October 9, 2016 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    I LOVE sweet potatoes. They are just plain delicious and we totally eat them up all of the time. When we make them as a side, we typically have them as “fries”, baked in the oven, but this sounds like a really great way to enjoy them as a side. I really love your idea of having this at breakfast too. Yum!
    Thanks so much for sharing this delectable dish at Healthy Vegan Fridays – I’m pinning & sharing. Have a great day Julie!

    • JulieWunder October 10, 2016 at 8:55 pm - Reply

      Thanks Kimmy! I hope you get a chance to try them.

  9. Amber October 9, 2016 at 11:48 am - Reply

    5 stars
    These look so great! Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite ingredients!

  10. Kristy from Southern In Law October 7, 2016 at 9:11 pm - Reply

    Oooh, you can never go wrong with roasted sweet potatoes and yours look absolutely perfect!

  11. Kat October 7, 2016 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    Roasted sweet potatoes are so underrated. This recipe looks amazing – and the photos are incredible!!

    • JulieWunder October 8, 2016 at 5:21 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much Kat! It was a lot of fun to put together.

  12. Blane Sherer October 7, 2016 at 10:23 am - Reply

    Yep, Classic Fall .
    Looks like a winner.

    • JulieWunder October 8, 2016 at 5:18 pm - Reply

      Thanks Blane! Hope you are having a great weekend.

  13. Emily October 7, 2016 at 12:44 am - Reply

    How in the world did you get your cubes so perfect looking? And I totally agree with Susie; roasted sweet potatoes are like CANDY. They are so good; and they are so easy!

    • JulieWunder October 8, 2016 at 5:16 pm - Reply

      Haha! Lots of practice AND picked the most perfect ones for the top of the stack for the photo šŸ™‚ Don’t worry, real like is NOT that perfect.

  14. Mary Jean Henson October 6, 2016 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    I am making these tonight for dinner. Going to serve with kale salad an grilled pork chops.

    • JulieWunder October 8, 2016 at 5:06 pm - Reply

      Ohhhh! That sounds so good! How did they turn out?

      • Mary Jean Henson October 8, 2016 at 8:18 pm - Reply

        They were amazing. My hubby said I needed to put these on our menu rotation frequently! Thanks for sharing!!!

        • JulieWunder October 10, 2016 at 8:47 pm - Reply

          Yay! That made my day. Thanks for coming back and letting me know.

  15. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy October 6, 2016 at 11:10 am - Reply

    They look like some perfectly cooked sweet potatoes. I would happily snack on this!

    • JulieWunder October 8, 2016 at 5:04 pm - Reply

      Thanks Dannii! They are little bites of goodness!!

  16. Susie @ SuzLyfe October 6, 2016 at 6:31 am - Reply

    The only problem with roasted sweet potatoes is that I eat them like candy. OK THAT ISN”T REALLY A PROBLEM

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