Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Rosemary are a crispy, healthy, cheesy side dish. A sweet and savory potato recipe, a MUST for your Thanksgiving spread!

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Rosemary Recipe

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When I think of baked potatoes, I think of Russets wrapped in foil and baked to perfection by my mother. But when I think about Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Rosemary, my tummy does a happy dance, because this recipe is so easy, and so good!

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Rosemary Recipe

Rosemary Roasted Sweet Potatoes are a healthy and delicious side dish that is full of flavor!

So sweet and savory, a MUST for your Thanksgiving spread! You may also love these Curried Mashed Sweet Potatoes or Tahini Stuffed Sweet Potatoes.

Also delish served in a sweet potato bar with all the toppings!  Or, this Roasted Brown Sugar Pecan Sweet Potatoes Dessert!

EASY Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Rosemary Recipe

Baked sweet potatoes

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. My mom baked a lot of sweet potaotes!

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

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Food that keeps a family together

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!

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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!

DELISH Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Rosemary

They are so sweet and delicious, you don’t even need butter.


BEST Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Rosemary

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!


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Baked Sweet Potatoes with Rosemary Recipe

Delicious served with brown sugar and cinnamon, and butter.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
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  • 3-4 medium sweet potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. Sea salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • Honey, butter, cinnaon and sugar OR cheese (optional for serving)


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


Updated from OCT 2017
Cuisine: American
Course: Side Dish
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More easy sweet potato recipes: Melting Sweet Potatoes [Foodie with Family], Turkey Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes [Cookin Canuck], Greek Stuffed Sweet Potatoes [Two Peas and Their Pod], 4-ingredient Sweet Potato Meatballs [RE].

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Rosemary