Thyme Roasted Sweet Potatoes: From Thanksgiving to Weeknights


These thyme roasted sweet potatoes were a popular side dish that I made for the first Thanksgiving we hosted. They’ve since become a weeknight favorite, too.

Thyme Roasted Sweet Potatoes Recipe - naturally healthy, dairy-free, vegan, paleo and allergy-friendly

Until I was well into my 20’s, I thought I hated sweet potatoes. My only experience with this orange-fleshed starch was via canned candied yams topped with marshmallows. But when I discovered the natural sweetness of unadulterated sweet potatoes, I was hooked!

And unlike most sweet potato casseroles, these thyme roasted sweet potatoes are a naturally delicious way to enjoy root vegetables. The higher heat baking combined with the salt and herbs actually helps to enhance the sweetness and flavor depth of the sweet potatoes.

Thyme Roasted Sweet Potatoes Recipe - naturally healthy, dairy-free, vegan, paleo and allergy-friendly

Special Diet Notes: Thyme Roasted Sweet Potatoes

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, vegetarian, paleo, and top food allergy-friendly.

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I originally adapted this recipe from Epicurious. But these days, I typically use garlic powder to keep the recipe low-FODMAP, and because minced garlic can burn more easily at higher temperatures. If you prefer a slower bake with less browning, you can bake these at 375ºF for about 40 minutes.
Serves: 6 Servings
  1. Preheat your oven to 425ºF and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. Put the sweet potatoes, oil, thyme, garlic, salt, and crushed red pepper in a large bowl and toss to evenly coat the sweet potatoes.
  3. Dump the sweet potatoes onto your prepared baking sheet and spread them into a single layer. It's best if the chunks aren't quite touching.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes. Stir the sweet potatoes and spread them back out. Bake for another 10 to 15 minutes, or until roasted to your liking.

Key Pantry Supplies: Thyme Roasted Sweet Potatoes

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. These are such a great side dish for a holiday dinner (or weeknight dinner)! Love that you’ve incorporated Thyme 🙂 So good!

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