How to Make Caribbean Spiced Sweet Potatoes

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  • Total: 55 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
258 Calories
5g Fat
52g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 258
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 82mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 7g 23%
Protein 5g
Calcium 108mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Bring a taste of the islands to your table with these Caribbean spiced sweet potatoes. Enhanced with lime, honey, and a spice blend that includes garlic, ginger, allspice, and chili, this recipe works well year-round. You can eat them on their own or pair them with one of your favorite dishes. Friends and family will surely be asking you for the recipe once they try a bite!


  • 2 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes (peeled, trimmed, and cut into 1-inch chunks)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Juice of 1 lime (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 4 cloves of garlic (peeled and finely chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 F.

  2. Lightly oil a large roasting pan or foil-lined rimmed baking sheet.

  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, honey, lime juice, garlic, and spices.

  4. Add the sweet potatoes and toss to coat.

  5. Pour the potatoes and seasonings into the roasting pan or baking sheet, and spread them out into a single layer.

  6. Roast the potatoes in the preheated oven, stirring occasionally, for about 40 minutes, or until they are tender and caramelized.

  7. Serve with your dish of choice and enjoy!