Garlic Roasted Sweet Potatoes (Makes the Best Leftovers)

By Jess

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Have I ever got something special to share with all of you paleo lovers today. If you’ve been looking for a quick, easy, and oh so tasty sweet potato paleo recipe, then you’ve come to the right place. This garlic roasted sweet potato recipe is absolutely fantastic as both a side dish with your dinner or when warmed up as leftovers. And the very best part of it is that it only requires three simple ingredients (plus a little bit of salt and pepper for seasoning) to prepare. Despite being incredibly simple to prepare, this sweet potato dish is definitely big on delicious garlicky flavor. If you’re a fan of either sweet potato or garlic dishes, this is one recipe that you’ll be coming back to again and again.

garlic roasted sweet potato recipe

Sweet potatoes and garlic roasted together makes for one definite winning combination. And this garlic roasted sweet potatoes recipe is quite possibly the best way to enjoy that winning combo yet. Taking only five minutes of your time to prepare, this dish only requires three simple ingredients in order to make a meal that is absolutely bursting with flavor.

Three Incredibly Flavorful Ingredients 

Even though this recipe only calls for three basic paleo ingredients, each one of them is an incredibly flavorful option to use. The first ingredient that you’ll be needing is obviously the sweet potatoes, which are easily my favorite paleo carb source. Unlike white potatoes and other types of starchy carbs, sweet potatoes don’t cause a sudden spike in blood sugar levels, which even makes them a viable carb option for anyone who has type 2 diabetes. They’re also a rather nutrient-dense vegetable, providing you with plenty of essential vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber.

The second ingredient that you will be using is minced garlic cloves. This is obviously what will be providing your roasted potatoes with their immense amount of flavor, but the garlic does a whole lot more than just that. Garlic has been used for centuries for a wide variety of purposes, ranging from culinary to medicinal uses. It can enhance your immune system, fight off infections, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and even help prevent cancer from developing. (1)

garlic roasted sweet potato ingredients

The third and final ingredient used is olive oil. After seasoning your sweet potatoes and garlic with a little bit of salt and pepper, you will be drizzling them in olive oil. This staple of Mediterranean cuisine is also used to great effect when following a paleo diet. It’s an extremely rich source of heart healthy monounsaturated fatty acids, it’s packed full of antioxidants, and it even has anti-inflammatory benefits as well. Rather interestingly, studies have also revealed that in individuals who regularly consume olive oil, there is a noticeably lower prevalence of many types of cancer. (2)

sweet potatoes before oven
pan roasted sweet potatoes

When you place these garlic roasted sweet potatoes in the oven, get ready for your mouth to water once the aroma begins to fill your kitchen. This dish tastes just as good as it smells as well, and I’m positive it will quickly become one of your favorites. If you really can’t get enough garlicky goodness, I recommend taking the time to make your own homemade garlic infused olive oil as well. It goes amazingly well with this recipe.

paleo roasted sweet potatoes

(You’ll also love: The Most Addictive Garlic Roasted Broccoli)

Sweet potatoes aren’t the only thing that go together with roasted garlic to make an amazing meal either. These recipes for garlic roasted Brussels sprouts and garlic roasted broccoli could probably turn even the pickiest of eaters into a healthy green lover. This smoky roasted garlic cauliflower recipe is equally as good, and if you love the taste of honey garlic, then make sure you check out these easy roasted carrots with a honey garlic glaze.


    • 4 cups cubed peeled sweet potatoes
    • 2 garlic clove, minced
    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • salt, black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. In a baking dish, combine the sweet potatoes and garlic.
  3. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
  4. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes or until tender, stirring every 10 minutes.


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