Easy Side Dish: Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Rosemary Recipe

These Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Rosemary are delicious served as a side dish, or in a sweet potato bar with all the toppings! This post has been updated with new photos!

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. 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!

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 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 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

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.


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 Rosemary

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Rosemary Recipe

Delicious served with brown sugar and cinnamon, and butter.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Servings: 4 servings


  • 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.

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

15 comments on “Easy Side Dish: Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Rosemary Recipe”

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  2. 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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  4. 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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  6. 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!

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

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

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


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

  12. 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).

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

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

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

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