Posted: Dec 05, 2012 10:00 AM
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Chili-roasted sweet potato nuggets

Serves 7 (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Hands-on Time^10 minutes

Total time^38 minutes


  • 2-3/4 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Place the sweet potato on a 17 x 12-inch baking pan. Drizzle it with oil and toss with a spatula until coated. Combine the brown sugar and remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Sprinkle the brown sugar mixture over the potato, tossing to coat.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes, then turn with a spatula. Bake an additional 5 minutes or until tender.

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