Chile-Garlic Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Chile-Garlic Roasted Sweet Potatoes

12 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2009

Give ordinary roasted sweet potatoes a big flavor boost with this quick, Asian-inspired seasoning mix.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1½ pounds sweet potatoes, scrubbed (and peeled, if desired), cut into 1-inch wedges or pieces
  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil or canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon chile-garlic sauce (see Note)
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground white pepper


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  1. Position rack in lower third of oven; preheat to 450°F.
  2. Combine oil, chile-garlic sauce, soy sauce and white pepper in a large bowl. Add sweet potatoes; toss to coat with the seasoning mixture.
  3. Spread the sweet potatoes evenly on a rimmed baking sheet.
  4. Roast, stirring once or twice, until the sweet potatoes are tender and browned, 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Note: Chile-garlic sauce (also labeled chili-garlic sauce, or paste) is a blend of ground chiles, garlic and vinegar. It can be found in the Asian section of large supermarkets and will keep for up to 1 year in the refrigerator.
  • Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.
  • People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about ¾ cup
  • Per serving: 177 calories; 5 g fat(1 g sat); 5 g fiber; 31 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 0 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 9 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 7,976 IU vitamin A; 24 mg vitamin C; 27 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 384 mg sodium; 583 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (160% daily value), Vitamin C (40% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat

Reviews 12

March 08, 2015
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By: pakizerb
Yummy! I love these and make them all the time!
November 27, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
WOW! I just made these for thanksgiving and they turned out great. Made my own chili-garlic sauce for the first and definitely not last time and I'm already addicted. I'm a man and I know how to cook! Try the sauce on hamburgers or even raw cabbage, fantastic stuff.
September 26, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
I have to say these were fantastic! Though I didn't make them exactly as posted. I didn't have the chili garlic sauce, so I took some salsa, red wine vinegar, cayenne pepper, and minced garlic, added the soy sauce and olive oil and ran it through a blender. Probably wasn't quite as hot as some of the other reviews here, but the were absolutely delicious!
February 07, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
HOT, HOT, HOT! Mine didn't stick but man were they spicy!!! I would definitely cut back on the chili garlic sauce. 1/2 Tbsp. would be more than enough I'm sure.
June 05, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
These were a snap to make. (Wash, chop, toss, roast...done.) Paired this with some wilted spinach and soy-garlic-marinated steak tips. I added an extra 1/2 tablespoon of chile-garlic sauce to please my other diner, who's a spicy food aficionado, and I'm glad I did. Easy, tasty...will definitely make again. Pros: easy
September 14, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
These turned out great! They were definitely spicy, but not too bad--I personally probably wouldn't use any less chili garlic sauce, but if you don't like that much spiciness then you might want to use 1/2 or 3/4 of a tablespoon instead of the full amount.
August 31, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
This is a great, really filling side dish. I like sweet potatoes much more with salty/spicy flavors than with the typical sweet. I found that they cooked much more evenly when I cut them into 1.5 inch cubes. Also, I would recommend lining your baking pan with tin foil, as the first time I made this, I didn't, and they all stuck to the pan.
August 17, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
These are fantastic! We absolutely love these sweet potatoes. They go well with baked fish or chicken dishes and are super easy to prepare!
March 28, 2010
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By: Chris I.
Wow! This easy sweet potato recipe really perks up a meal. It is great with baked fish or chicken. I have made it a couple of times and have substituted chili paste when I don't have chili garlic sauce.
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