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Chili + Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes

These chili + cinnamon roasted sweet potatoes pack a punch of flavor. Unique enough for the holiday table, easy enough for everyday meals!

Close up view of roasted sweet potato cubes on a baking sheet

I love sweet potatoes. They are one of the most versatile foods, a great source of healthy, high density carbs for workouts, and so easy to make and keep on hand. I cook a batch in my Instant Pot weekly.

I probably have more recipes with sweet potato on my site than any other ingredient, to be honest.

Overhead view of a baking sheet with cinnamon roasted sweet potatoes and onions

These chili cinnamon roasted sweet potatoes were one of my very first sweet potato recipe experiments. Often times when you find a cinnamon roasted sweet potato recipe, they’re often more sweet than savory.

Cinnamon pairs well with sugar or brown sugar, and this seems to be the go-to when it comes to roasting sweet potatoes. (If you’re looking for a recipe on the sweeter side, check out these Cinnamon Sugar Sweet Potatoes from PaleOMG!)

For me, sweet potatoes are sweet enough on their own. Their sugars caramelize a bit when roasted and they are tender and sweet on their own.

I prefer to counter their sweetness with a bit of savory, which is where our chili seasoning comes in! The combination of chili and cinnamon gives a savory, flavorful addition to the existing sweetness of the potatoes.

This recipe is easy enough to make for a quick weeknight meal side dish, and unique enough to bring to the Thanksgiving table.

Side view of baking sheet full of cinnamon roasted sweet potatoes with onions

Need some other Thanksgiving recipe ideas? Check out my Paleo Thanksgiving Menu and my Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup!

Chili-Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes |

Chili-Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Oven roasted sweet potatoes get a punch of flavor with a chili-cinnamon seasoning. Makes a unique Thanksgiving side dish!


  • 1 pound of sweet potatoes, diced
  • 1/2 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the chili powder, cinnamon, cumin, paprika, salt, and cayenne pepper.
  3. Toss the diced sweet potatoes and onions with the melted coconut oil.
  4. Sprinkle with the spice mixture, tossing to combine and making sure everything is well coated.
  5. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes, until onions are tender and potatoes are cooked through.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 6 servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 110Saturated Fat: 3gSodium: 257mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g
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