Sweet and Spicy Mexican Roasted Sweet Potatoes

  • Author: Nyssa Tanner
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Sweet and spicy Mexican roasted sweet potatoes! The perfect easy-to-make sweet potato side dish to pair with all of your Mexican themed dinners. Made with pantry friendly sweet potatoes, a few simple spices, a short blast in a hot oven, and a generous drizzle of sticky sweet honey. Easy, healthy, delicious, gluten free, paleo, and vegetarian!



  • 3 medium or 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil or olive oil 
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder 
  • pinch of chili flakes (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin 
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 
  • black pepper – to taste
  • about 1 tablespoon honey


  • lime
  • cilantro 
  • chili flakes
  • pumpkin seeds
  • thinly sliced red onion


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 
  2. Wash and cut sweet potatoes into equal sized rounds – about 1/2 inch thick.
  3. Toss sweet potatoes with oil, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, sea salt, and black pepper. 
  4. Roast on a sheet pan, flat side down, flipping halfway through, for about 22-26 minutes, until tender all the way through and caramelized on both sides. 
  5. Serve topped with about a 1 tablespoon drizzle of honey and your favorite mexican garnishes – cilantro, lime, and extra chili flakes.


  • Cut sweet potatoes into mostly equal sized pieces to make sure that they cook evenly! The smaller the pieces, the fast they will roast.
  • If the sweet potatoes are organic, leave the skins on! This boosts nutrients and fiber content. If they are not organic, you may want to peel them to reduce pesticides.
  • Garnish finished sweet potatoes with any mix of ingredients that sound good to you – lime, cilantro, pumpkin seeds, or thinly sliced red onion would all be delicious!
  • Make extra sweet potatoes to save for your meal prep. Pair with a big salad, a hearty breakfast bowl, or rice, beans, and salsa!
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Oven roasted
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: oven roasted, mexican, southwest, sweet potatoes, easy, healthy, spicy, cinco de mayo, tacos, breakfast