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

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2009


Recipe Summary

30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Position rack in lower third of oven; preheat to 450 degrees F.

  • Combine oil, chile-garlic sauce, soy sauce and white pepper in a large bowl. Add sweet potatoes; toss to coat with the seasoning mixture.

  • Spread the sweet potatoes evenly on a rimmed baking sheet.

  • 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 Facts

177 calories; protein 2.8g; carbohydrates 30.9g; dietary fiber 5.4g; sugars 9.2g; fat 4.7g; saturated fat 0.6g; vitamin a iu 7975.6IU; vitamin c 24mg; calcium 27mg; iron 1.2mg; magnesium 1.4mg; potassium 583mg; sodium 383.7mg.

Reviews (3)

Read More Reviews
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
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 Read More
Rating: 2 stars
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. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
These are AMAZING! I had never really liked sweet potatoes until trying this recipe. My boyfriend requests them all the time too. The spiciness of the sauce brings out the sweetness of the vegetable more than does say adding brown sugar as I've usually seen them prepared. I'll be making these for years to come.:0) Read More
Rating: 4 stars
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! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This recipe meets all my requirements for a dish I will serve: healthy tasty attractive and very fast and easy to make and clean up. As soon as the original batch was gone family members asked me to make more. We love spicy food but if you prefer less spiciness you might want to modify the amount of chile-garlic sauce you use. For us it's just right. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
These are fantastic! We absolutely love these sweet potatoes. They go well with baked fish or chicken dishes and are super easy to prepare! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Yummy! I love these and make them all the time! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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. Read More