Sweet Potato Wedges (Side or Main!)

These roasted sweet potato wedges are a slam dunk! Make ’em baked as a side dish or load them with chili as a tasty dinner. Here’s the recipe you didn’t know you needed: how to make the absolute best roasted Sweet Potato Wedges! Every time we make these, we can’t help but sneak bites off the pan…until they almost disappear before we sit down to a meal. Here’s how to make sweet potato wedges in the oven that are browned, tender and seasoned to perfection! You can serve them as a healthy side dish, or even better: load them with chili for a tasty dinner. Yes, these are 100% required for your regular rotation. Technique for the best sweet potato wedges Here’s how to make the very best baked sweet potato wedges on the planet (we think). You’ll want to make these roasted wedges in a very hot oven: there’s not even a need to stir! Here are our tips: Roast them at 450 degrees Fahrenheit. High heat is best for getting them browned on the outside and tender. Toss with garlic powder and oregano. Sounds overly simple, but this results in the best seasoning. No need to stir! Just […]

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These roasted sweet potato wedges are a slam dunk! Make ’em baked as a side dish or load them with chili as a tasty dinner.

Sweet potato wedges

Here’s the recipe you didn’t know you needed: how to make the absolute best roasted Sweet Potato Wedges! Every time we make these, we can’t help but sneak bites off the pan…until they almost disappear before we sit down to a meal. Here’s how to make sweet potato wedges in the oven that are browned, tender and seasoned to perfection! You can serve them as a healthy side dish, or even better: load them with chili for a tasty dinner. Yes, these are 100% required for your regular rotation.

Technique for the best sweet potato wedges

Here’s how to make the very best baked sweet potato wedges on the planet (we think). You’ll want to make these roasted wedges in a very hot oven: there’s not even a need to stir! Here are our tips:

  • Roast them at 450 degrees Fahrenheit. High heat is best for getting them browned on the outside and tender.
  • Toss with garlic powder and oregano. Sounds overly simple, but this results in the best seasoning.
  • No need to stir! Just throw them in and cook until tender. This makes for maximum caramelization.
Roasted sweet potato wedges

How to cut sweet potato wedges

Often we’ve pondered how to cut sweet potato wedges. When you’re staring at a big lumpy potato on a cutting board, it can seem dauting. Here are a few tips for cutting sweet potato wedges:

  • Use small and medium sized potatoes. You can get some monster sweet potatoes at the grocery. Here it’s better to have small and medium-sized, to get the best wedge shapes. Save the large potatoes for fries instead.
  • Cut them into half-wedges. Even with medium sweet potatoes, cutting them into wedges can result in really large and long shapes. The solution? Cut them in half! This makes for easier pieces to bite and dip: plus you get more of them.
  • Want a video on how to cut wedges? Go to How to Cut Potato Wedges (then cut those in half).

Want crispier wedges? Here’s how to do it

What to expect with this recipe? These roasted sweet potato wedges come out sweet and tender. The base recipe is not crispy. Why? Sweet potatoes have a lot of moisture. When you roast them up, they’ll get caramelized but always very tender. The only way to get sweet potatoes ultra crispy is to use a deep fryer. Or maybe an air fryer…we just don’t have one of those yet! (Interested in that? Let us know.)

Were you looking for crispy baked sweet potato wedges? Great, there’s actually a little trick you can use to make baked sweet potato wedges come out with some crispness to the edges. Toss them with 3 tablespoons cornstarch when you add the spices. It gives just a little crispness, though it’s not like a fried wedge.

Loaded sweet potato wedges

Make it a main dish: loaded sweet potato wedges!

Alright, here’s the cool thing about said sweet potato wedges. Sure, you can serve them as a side dish (yum). But you can also make them into a main dish by adding toppings (double yum!). Here’s what we like to do to make loaded sweet potato wedges:

  • Add chili. Our Quick Chili is perfect for topping these wedges and adds a healthy dose of protein to make it a filling meal.
  • Add black beans. An even easier option: add our Easy Black Beans! They’re so fast to whip up: just 10 minutes.
  • Load with toppings. Then add sliced green onion, sour cream, cheese, and any other amazing ideas you come up with.

Or, serve as a side with dipping sauces!

Of course, these roasted sweet potato wedges are fabulous as a side dish too! Add a tasty dipping sauce to take them over the top. Actually, we’re not huge ketchup fans over here: we like to get a little creative! Here are some top picks:

  • Pesto Aioli Our favorite flavored aioli tastes just like a creamy pesto!
  • Honey Mustard Sweet and tangy, it takes only 1 minute to make.
  • Sour Cream with Ranch Seasoning That’s actually what we did in the photos above, and it was mighty tasty (add kosher salt to taste).
  • Cilantro Sauce or Cilantro Lime Ranch A creamy cilantro sauce is spot on with the sweetness of the potatoes.
Sweet potato wedges oven

Parchment paper helps for cleanup

In most of our roasted vegetables recipes, we call for using parchment paper. Why? It helps make cleanup easy! Use it to line a pan and there’s no risk of anything getting stuck. Parchment paper is silicone coated paper that’s both non-stick and heat resistant. What’s a parchment paper substitute if you don’t have it?

  • Oil your baking sheet. Simply brush it with oil before you roast these wedges.
  • Use a silicon baking mat — but be forewarned. In our experience we’ve found that baking mats and cause roasted vegetables to be less crispy. If you’re going for super crispy, we don’t recommend it. But it should work fine with these roasted sweet potato wedges.

That’s it! We hope you love these as much as we do: let us know in the comments below!

This sweet potato wedges recipe is…

Vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free and gluten-free.

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Sweet potato wedges

Sweet Potato Wedges (Perfectly Roasted!)


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

These roasted sweet potato wedges are a slam dunk! Make ’em baked as a side dish or load them with chili as a tasty dinner.


Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, small to medium sized (size is important!*)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • To serve as a main dish: 4 cups Quick Chili, sliced green onions, sour cream, and hot sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F. 
  2. In a small bowl, mix the spices and salt together. (Variation: If you want a crispier sweet potato wedge, add 3 tablespoons cornstarch here.) Wash the sweet potatoes, keeping the skins on. Slice the potatoes into short wedges by doing the following: slice each potato in half crosswise, then in half lengthwise. Place each piece cut side down and slice it in half. Then flip them over and cut that piece down the center into two wedges (see this video, but cut them in half). In a large bowl, mix the potatoes with the olive oil and spices. 
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and spread the potatoes on the sheet in a single layer. Roast the potatoes for 30 to 35 minutes until tender and starting to become crisped and brown (no need to stir). 

Notes

*For wedges it’s best to have small to medium sized sweet potatoes. Large potatoes tend to turn out large and awkward shaped (make those into fries instead!).

  • Category: Side Dish or Main Dish
  • Method: Roasted
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Sweet potato wedges, Roasted sweet potato wedges, Baked sweet potato wedges

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Parmesan Potatoes

Imagine: roasted potatoes that are crispy outside, tender inside, and covered in crunchy Parmesan cheese. Yes, you need these Parmesan potatoes stat. Hello there. Looking for the world’s most perfect food? OK we jest, but these Parmesan potatoes are truly extraordinary. There’s the crunchy exterior, oven roasted to perfection. Of course the interior is velvety and tender. And you know how Parmesan cheese gets all crunchy and savory when you heat it up? Yeah, those little crunchy bits are all over these potatoes, making them all the more irresistible. These babies work as a side dish for just about anything, from salmon to a veggie burger to a Swiss melt. Want to know how to make them? Related: Baked Potato Wedges (sans Parmesan, still amazing!) Ingredients for these Parmesan potatoes As the name might imply, there are only a handful of ingredients needed for these simple Parmesan potatoes: Small, waxy potatoes, about 2 to 3 inches long (thin-skinned varieties like red potatoes, fingerling, and so forth) Salted butter Spices: Garlic powder, dried basil Shredded Parmesan cheese Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper The only thing you’ll need to watch for is the type of potato that you buy. For this […]

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Imagine: roasted potatoes that are crispy outside, tender inside, and covered in crunchy Parmesan cheese. Yes, you need these Parmesan potatoes stat.

Parmesan potatoes

Hello there. Looking for the world’s most perfect food? OK we jest, but these Parmesan potatoes are truly extraordinary. There’s the crunchy exterior, oven roasted to perfection. Of course the interior is velvety and tender. And you know how Parmesan cheese gets all crunchy and savory when you heat it up? Yeah, those little crunchy bits are all over these potatoes, making them all the more irresistible. These babies work as a side dish for just about anything, from salmon to a veggie burger to a Swiss melt. Want to know how to make them?

Related: Baked Potato Wedges (sans Parmesan, still amazing!)

Parmesan potatoes

Ingredients for these Parmesan potatoes

As the name might imply, there are only a handful of ingredients needed for these simple Parmesan potatoes:

  • Small, waxy potatoes, about 2 to 3 inches long (thin-skinned varieties like red potatoes, fingerling, and so forth)
  • Salted butter
  • Spices: Garlic powder, dried basil
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper

The only thing you’ll need to watch for is the type of potato that you buy. For this recipe you’ll need a waxy potato, like a red potato or even fingerling potato. A waxy potato has less starch content than a starchy potato (a Russet potato, for example), which is fluffier and holds its shape less than a waxy potato. How to tell if a potato is waxy potato? Waxy potatoes have thin skin: if it feels thin and like you could scratch off a piece with your finger, it’s probably a waxy potato.

The size of potato is also important: you’ll need small potatoes for this recipe, or potatoes that are 2 to 3 inches long. This makes for the perfect oven roasted Parmesan potatoes in terms of size of the wedges and also bake time. (You could certainly use larger potatoes, you’d just have to bake them longer than specified in the recipe below!)

Parmesan potatoes

How to make Parmesan potatoes

There are lots of ways to make Parmesan potatoes; some are a little labor intensive, and others require simply roasting potatoes with Parmesan on them. Since we’re all about pretty simple cooking (hey, we wrote a book about it!), we developed this recipe to balance big flavor with the most simple cooking method possible.

Here’s how to make these Parmesan potatoes (see the full recipe below):

  • Cut the potatoes into wedges.
  • Mix together with melted salted butter, garlic powder, dried basil, salt, pepper, and Parmesan cheese.
  • Place on a parchment lined baking sheet at bake at 425 degrees for 18 minutes, then flip and bake another 10 minutes. Serve immediately.
Parmesan potatoes

How to cut potato wedges

The only piece of technique needed in these Parmesan potatoes is how to cut potato wedges! It’s fairly simple, but you also might blank out when you get to the cutting board (we have!). You’ll simply place the potato on its side and cut it in half lengthwise, then cut it in half again into quarters. Then place each potato quarter cut side up and slice it in half to make a wedge.

This is easiest to see by watching: so we made you a video! Here I am cutting potato wedges in our kitchen:

This Parmesan potatoes recipe is…

Vegetarian and gluten-free. For vegan, use the vegan variation in our Baked Potato Wedges recipe.

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Parmesan potatoes

Parmesan Potatoes


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 3 to 4

Description

Imagine: roasted potatoes that are crispy outside, tender inside, and covered in crunchy Parmesan cheese. Yes, you need these Parmesan potatoes stat.


Ingredients

  • 1 pound yellow or red waxy potatoes, 2 to 3 inches long (about 6 to 7 potatoes)
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Chopped flat-leaf parsley, as a garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cut the potatoes into wedges (see the video below!). Place all ingredients into a bowl and mix until fully coated.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the wedges onto the sheet in a single layer, using your fingers to place some of the Parmesan cheese that falls off onto the top of the wedges (it doesn’t have to be perfect, just take a minute or so to do this).
  4. Bake the potatoes for 18 minutes. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and flip the potatoes.
  5. Reverse the baking sheet in the oven, and bake another 10 minutes until browned and crispy. Enjoy immediately!

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Roasted
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: Parmesan Potatoes, Parmesan Potatoes Recipe, Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

Looking for more roasted recipes?

Outside of these Parmesan roasted potatoes, here are a few more roasted veggies we love to serve as side dishes:

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