When the hunger pangs hit and I’m craving a flavour-packed kick, these spicy sweet potato wedges swoop in to save the day! Coated in smoked paprika, red chilli powder, and black pepper, with sprigs of fresh thyme, they’re an oven-baked delight that’ll never disappoint!

A close-up photo featuring golden-brown sweet potato wedges, garnished with fresh thyme sprigs, accompanied by two dipping sauces nearby.
They’re an absolute delight nestled on a bed of fresh greens, generously coated in your favorite dressing! Tempted?

Each bite is a tantalizing dance of heat and sweetness, leaving you craving more with every mouthful. But what truly sets these wedges apart is their oven-baked perfection. No deep frying here – just wholesome goodness crisped to perfection in the comforting embrace of your oven.

As an all-foods-fit dietitian, I’ve always championed the idea that no food should be off-limits. And let me tell you, my love for spuds runs deep. Despite what others in the diabetes space say, I’ve always believed in celebrating the versatility and nutritional value of potatoes in all their forms.

Let’s talk nutrition!

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Nutrition highlights

These spicy wedges are brimming with nutrition! Just look:

  • Loaded with beta-carotene, a precursor to vitamin A, courtesy of the sweet potatoes.
  • Source of vitamins B and C, thanks to the addition of fresh thyme.
  • Infused with anti-inflammatory antioxidants, thanks to the paprika and red chilli powder!

Fire up the oven and let’s whip them up together!

Step 1: Preheat and Prep

Preheat your oven to 450°F.

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Grab those spuds and give them a good scrub and wash. Once they’re clean, slice them into thick wedges.
Raw sweet potato wedges neatly arranged on a wooden board.
Go for evenly sized wedges! And remember, keeping the skin on adds a nutritious boost!

Step 2: Mix & Coat

Uncooked sweet potato wedges with oil and powdered spices on top on a lined baking tray.
In a spacious lined baking tray, combine your potato wedges with olive oil, pepper, and don’t forget the star players – smoked paprika and red chilli powder.
Uncooked sweet potato wedges coated in oil and spices topped with fresh thymes leaves on a lined baking tray.
And don’t forget fresh thyme. Get your hands in there and give it all a good toss until every wedge is coated in spice and oil.

Step 3: Roast to Perfection – With an Extra Char

Charred roasted sweet potato wedges on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
Bake on the top oven shelf for about 28 minutes, or until the potatoes are golden and fork-tender. Then, switch to broil and let them sizzle for an additional 2 minutes until nicely charred. Finish by sprinkling with salt.

Dip, Bite, Repeat

Hot out of the oven, these spicy sweet potato wedges are ready to steal the show. Grab your favourite dipping sauce, head for the couch with your beloved and dive into a plateful of deliciousness.

Talking of dipping sauce, my favourite is this Vegan Ranch Dressing – yes, I know it says dressing, but that creaminess is super delicious with these. And if you’re into herbi-licious, this avocado-lime concoction has me making all sorts of yummy noises…

Spice swaps for spud lovers

Experiment with combinations like cinnamon and cumin for a warm twist, or try a sprinkle of curry powder for a Desi flavour burst. The possibilities are endless, so get creative!

Potato lovers, this is your perfect side for fish and chicken! If you give this recipe a try, consider rating it! And hey, if you’re snapping pics for Instagram, share your creations and tag me!

Desi~liciously Yours, Shahzadi
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Bold & Spicy Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Wedges

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Yield: 3 people
When the hunger pangs hit and I'm craving a flavour-packed kick, these spicy sweet potato wedges swoop in to save the day! Coated in smoked paprika, red chilli powder, and black pepper, with sprigs of fresh thyme, they're an oven-baked delight that'll never disappoint!

Ingredients
  

  • 3 sweet potatoes, medium, washed and dried, skin on and cut into thick wedges
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder, hot
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 7 stems thyme, fresh, washed
  • ¼ tsp sea salt

Instructions
 

  • Start by preheating your oven to 450°F.
  • In a large lined baking tray (or two if needed), generously coat the potato wedges with olive oil, red chilli powder, black pepper, and smoked paprika.
  • Arrange the seasoned potato wedges in a single layer on the baking sheet/s. Make sure they're not overcrowded to ensure even cooking. Lay thyme leaves from sprigs all over.
  • Bake on the top oven shelf for about 28 minutes, or until the potatoes are golden and fork-tender. Then, switch to broil and let them sizzle for an additional 2 minutes until nicely charred.
  • Once done, remove the potato wedges from the oven and sprinkle with salt before serving. Enjoy them warm with your favourite dipping sauce, or serve them as a delicious side dish alongside fish or chicken to create a balanced plate!

Notes

Spice swaps for spud lovers

  • Experiment with combinations like cinnamon and cumin for a warm twist, or try a sprinkle of curry powder for a Desi flavour burst. The possibilities are endless, so get creative!
  • Potato lovers, this is your perfect side for fish and chicken! If you give this recipe a try, consider rating it! And hey, if you’re snapping pics for the ‘gram, share your creations and tag me in them!

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 211kcal (11%)Carbohydrates: 35g (12%)Protein: 3g (6%)Fat: 7g (11%)Saturated Fat: 1g (5%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 239mg (10%)Potassium: 591mg (17%)Fiber: 5g (20%)Sugar: 7g (8%)Vitamin A: 24255IU (485%)Vitamin C: 7mg (8%)Calcium: 60mg (6%)Iron: 1mg (6%)

Keep in mind that the nutritional values provided are approximations and suggestions, and might fluctuate depending on ingredient variations, portion sizes, and recipe adjustments. This nutrition facts table cannot account for your individual needs. Your body — including your hunger and satiety cues — change daily. It’s perfectly fine to eat more or less on different days. Instead of letting food guilt take over, consider mindful eating.

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Cuisine: American
Course: Appetizer, Side, Snack
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