Sweet and Spicy Sweet Potatoes

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Have you ever had chipolte chiles in adobo sauce?  I had never experienced their spicy, smoky goodness before.  After trying them this weekend in these sweet potatoes, I can’t wait to add them to an omlet!  I have no idea why eggs came to mind when I tried these chiles but they did and it’s now on my menu for dinner tonight!

I love my sweet potatoes to be savory.  In this dish the sweet and spicy flavors mingle beautiful together.  I love how the small brown sugar adds just the right amount of rich sweetness that blends perfectly with the smoky flavors of the chilies and cumin.

After a fun, busy weekend with my family these were a comforting way to end the weekend.  A perfect Sunday night addition.

Hopefully, you all are having a lovely long weekend.  If you aren’t fortunate to have an extra day off this weekend treat yourself to a fun treat before you have to get back to the grind.

Sweet and Spicy Sweet Potatoes


  • 3 medium sweet potatoes cleaned and diced
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 2-3 chiles in adobo sauce minced


  • cilantro
  • sour cream


  • Preheat oven 400*
  • On a medium baking sheet place diced sweet potatoes. Drizzle olive oil over potatoes, season with salt and pepper and coat evenly.
  • Bake for 30-45 minutes, until potatoes are crispy on the outside.
  • Sprinkle potatoes with cumin, brown sugar and chiles.
  • Toss until sugar is melted and chiles are dispersed evenly.
  • Place potatoes on plates and garish with cilantro and sour cream, if you choose.

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