roast sweet potato wedges

These tasty taters are my current favorite side dish.  I bought at 10lb bag of yams at Costco a couple of weeks ago, and another one this week.  We are currently eating these at least three times a week!

The best part is that they are super simple!

roast sweet potato wedges

Roast Sweet Potato (or Yam) Wedges


  • Sweet Potatoes (or Yams)
  • 1-2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder 


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Decide how many potatoes you need and peel them and cut into wedges.
  3. Put wedges a bowl and coat with 1-2 Tbsp olive oil (depending how how many potatoes you have) and spices.
  4. Place in single layer on baking sheet (don't crowd them, if you have a lot, use two sheets) and roast for 30-40 minutes.  Turn them once early on during cooking (after 10-15 minutes) and then DO NOT MESS WITH THEM until they are done.  This is the key to getting them crispy on the outside.  

The last time I made them I don't think I turned them at all.  They get mushy and fall apart if you fiddle with them.  Just let them be!


Martha Rosenstein, FNP