Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Rosemary

These Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Rosemary are delicous as a side dish, any time of year!

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Rosemary

When I think of baked potatoes, I think of Russets wrapped in foil and baked to perfection by my mother. There’s something very special when I think about my mother growing up, apron on cooking in the kitchen, because she took cooking for her family quite seriously. She took it to heart and wanted well-balanced meals for my dad and her 3 girls.

Move forward another 40+ years, and I see myself doing as my mother taught me. Cooking for my family! (Roasted Sweet Potatoes, pork loin, sweet orange carrots, with my apron on from Ali–one of my favorite bloggers at Gimme Some Oven.)

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Fresh Rosemary

Sadly, we live in a time where people are so  busy, we opt to buy prepared meals, or eat out-on the run. Sometimes we barely get the table set. I know, because I was that busy mom for many years.

It’s love and food that keeps a family together, along with community, faith, courage, and grit. Homemaking and good old-fashioned cooking, is a way to nourish our family’s souls and hopefully keep us connected at the hip. Tight, strong, an act of love. And so much happens around the family table!

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Rosemary.

Back to baked potatoes. Wrapped in foil.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Rosemary

Lately we’ve been enjoying roasted sweet potatoes (or sometimes yams). Leaving the skins on, they are crisper on the outside, because they are rubbed with olive oil, coarse salt, and a light touch of pepper. Then the specialty is finely chopped, fresh rosemary sprinkled on top!

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Rosemary

They are so sweet and delicious, you don’t even need butter. Who needs the extra calories, anyway? But IF you do want a little something extra, our family loves brown sugar mixed with cinnamon.


I’m glad I grew up with baked potatoes. It’s a good memory, watching that butter and sour cream melt all over the potato and dinner plate, probably running in to meatloaf or a hamburger patty, or a piece of chicken.

Or, have you tried roasting them with your favorite cheese grated on top? Oh, boy!

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Fresh Rosemary


Baked Sweet Potatoes with Rosemary Recipe

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Delicious served with brown sugar and cinnamon, and butter.


  • 3-4 medium sweet potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. course salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh rosemary, finely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash and scrub the potatoes and slice them in half.
  2. Line a cookie or baking sheet with foil. Using your hands rub the potatoes completely in olive oil. Rub the potatoes in salt.
  3. Lay the potato halves skin side down on the baking sheet. Sprinkle lightly with pepper.
  4. Sprinkle lightly with finely chopped fresh rosemary.
  5. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
  6. Serve alone, or with honey, butter, or cinnamon and brown sugar (1/2 cup brown sugar + 1/2 tsp. cinnamon mixed together).


  1. LOVE sweet potatoes! I bet the rosemary is fantastic with it!

  2. YUM!! Sweet Potatoes are my favorite. These look awesome!

  3. I like oregano sprinkled on roasted sweet potatoes. I want to try your recipe with the rosemary, it sounds delicious:-)

  4. So simple, yet so very good! I bet Land O Lakes’ cinnamon sugar spread – just a touch – would be perfect on those potatoes.

    I love *any* veggies roasted that way – had bliss potatoes, carrots and onions Monday night (even on a weeknight, it’s possible to have a great dinner).

  5. Rosemary is my favorite herb for potatoes! Looks like a great recipe!

  6. Mmm, rosemary! What a great idea…the cheese too.


  7. Oh yum, these look delicious! Thanks for the reminder of how special and important home cooked meals are too!

  8. I do have to try this some time although its really hard to give up using a tad of butter on my roasted sweet potatoes and a ton of cinnamon. :)

  9. 1) These look delicious- love that first pic. 2) I agree that as a whole, our country needs to cook more.

  10. I finally had the opportunity to make these roasted sweet potatoes yesterday and they turned out perfectly! I was excited to use some of my rosemary growing in the flowerbed! I also made the roasted chicken with grapes…yummy too!

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  12. I made this tonight. My daughter recommend this recipe . She was right when she said that they were yummy. They are so good! The rosemary marries so well with the potato. Even my husband, who is not a sweet potato fan, said that this was the best sweet potato he has ever had! This is a keeper!

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  14. I found this recipe years ago and have been making my yams this way ever since! Good, and good for you.

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