Simple Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges Recipe

Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges recipe - 1

Cook up these hot homemade spicy sweet potato wedges using this simple recipe.

These more-ish wedges are dangerously delicious and can be served alone with your favourite dips or form a side to a bigger meal.

As a very rough guide, 1 sweet potato will provide 2 servings but it all depends on how hungry you are!


To make 2 servings

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Garlic powderCould swap for onion powder
  • Oil
  • Paprika
  • Cayenne pepperCould swap for cumin powder
  • Parsley (Optional)

How to make Spicy sweet potato wedges:

  1. Preheat the oven to 220 degrees or 200 (for fan ovens)
  2. Optionally peel the potatoes. Slice each of the sweet potatoes in half length ways.
  3. Lay each half cut side down on a chopping board and cut into horizontal wedges.
  4. In a bowl (or sandwich bag) add the wedges together with a teaspoon of oil and mix.
  5. Season. Amounts will vary depending on number and size of potatoes, as well as how spicy you want it. As a guide, about 1 teaspoon of paprika, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder and a pinch of cayenne pepper per potato. We also added a sprinkling of parsley. Adjust the amounts to taste. You could also add some black pepper and/or chilli flakes if you wish.
  6. Not a fan of spice? Season with dried mixed herbs instead!
  7. Lay the wedges out in a single layer on a lightly greased baking tray (use a little oil or cooking spray).
  8. Bake for 20-30 minutes, flipping halfway. Exact cooking time will vary, put a fork through to see when they’re soft inside.
  9. Optionally season with salt to taste to serve.