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Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Orange & Honey

Amy Albert

Servings: four.

There’s just a little bit of spice kick in these simple roasted sweet potatoes. Be sure to choose a baking dish large enough to roast the potatoes in a single layer.


  • 3 Tbs. unsalted butter; more for the pan
  • 3 Tbs. honey
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne
  • 4 medium sweet potatoes (2 lb. total), preferably the same size and shape, peeled, halved crosswise, and quartered lengthwise
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 400
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 90
  • Fat (g): 10
  • Saturated Fat (g): 6
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 3
  • Cholesterol (mg): 25
  • Sodium (mg): 380
  • Carbohydrates (g): 80
  • Fiber (g): 8
  • Protein (g): 4


  • Heat the oven to 400°F. Lightly butter a large Pyrex or ceramic baking dish. In a small saucepan, melt the butter. Whisk in the honey, orange juice, and cayenne. Put the sweet potatoes in the buttered baking dish, add the honey mixture, and toss the pieces well to coat them thoroughly. Arrange the sweet potatoes in a single layer; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast until the potatoes are browned and tender and the juices are bubbly and thickened, 45 to 55 minutes. To ensure even roasting, stir and baste several times with the pan juices, doing so more frequently toward the end of roasting. Serve at once.


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Reviews (9 reviews)

  • SeeBeth | 11/27/2015

    Delicious, easy. Can even be made ahead and reheated. My daughter does not like food too spicy, so I substituted a scant 1/4 teaspoon of chipotle powder for the cayenne.

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    CandG | 11/20/2015

    Instead of 'fries' I baked, peeled, and mashed the sweet potatoes the day before and then refrigerated them overnight (plastic wrap directly against the potatoes so a skin wouldn't form). The next day I mixed in the honey, OJ, etc. and baked it at 350F for 30-45 minutes and served it right away. Worked like a charm!

  • grlup | 01/07/2015

    Excellent! Easy to prep. Then hands off while baking. Will be making again.

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