Thyme Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Sliced oven roasted sweet potatoes with fresh thyme and garlic and red pepper flakes for a flavorful and healthy side dish.

These thyme roasted sweet potatoes have a deliciously earthy and herby flavor that perfectly complements the natural sweetness of the potatoes. The thyme leaves provide a savory depth of flavor that is enhanced by the garlic and red pepper flakes. The roasting process creates a slightly crispy exterior while the inside remains soft and creamy. This dish is the perfect side for any meal, providing a flavorful and healthy option that is easy to prepare.



Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

45 minutes

Total Time

60 minutes


  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • 1/3 cup fresh thyme leaves
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes



  • Begin by preheating your oven to 450°F (232°C).
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Preparing Sweet Potatoes:

  • Peel the sweet potatoes and slice them into approximately 1-inch thick rounds.


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine minced garlic, fresh thyme leaves, olive oil, salt, and red pepper flakes. Mix until well combined.


  • Add the sliced sweet potatoes to the bowl and toss them thoroughly, ensuring they’re well coated with the seasoning mix.

Arranging on the Baking Sheet:

  • Lay the seasoned sweet potato slices on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer, making sure they don’t overlap.


  • Place the baking sheet on the top rack of the preheated oven. Roast the sweet potatoes for approximately 40 minutes or until they’re tender and have a slight golden-brown color.


  • Once done, remove from the oven and transfer to a serving dish. Enjoy hot!

Tip: For an added touch of flavor, sprinkle with a bit of fresh thyme or feta cheese before serving.

Use about 4 potatoes to fill a large baking sheet.

Peel the skin from the potatoes.

Slice into about 1 inch thick pieces.

Chop 1/3 cup of fresh thyme leaves.

In a large bowl, combine the potato slices with olive oil, garlic, thyme, salt, and red pepper flakes.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and arrange the coated sweet potato slices in a single layer.

Place baking sheet on the top rack of a 450 degree oven and roast until tender and slightly browned in about 40 minutes.

Let cool a few minutes and serve.