Baked Sweet Potato Wedges

Sweet potatoes pack a powerful vitamin A punch—one medium sweet potato provides 520% of your recommended daily allowance!


  • Cooking spray.
  • 4 large sweet potatoes, scrubbed, eyes removed, cut lengthwise into
  • 3/4-inch wedges
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Dash of cayenne pepper (optional) 


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Lightly spray nonstick baking dish or cast-iron skillet with cooking spray. Spray potato wedges with cooking spray and toss together with all spices in a bowl.
  3. Place potatoes in a single layer in the baking dish or skillet. Bake for 20 minutes. Turn over and bake an additional 20 minutes.

Sweet Potatoes or Yams? Americans sometimes call dark-skinned sweet potatoes “yams,” which are actually a different plant species from the sweet potato. Neither the dark-skinned nor the light-skinned sweet potatoes widely available in the United States are yams. Yams, which may have skin ranging in color from off-white to dark brown and flesh from off-white and yellow to purple and pink, are popular in South and Central America, the West Indies, and parts of Asia and Africa.

Per Serving (approximate)

Calories 125
Total Fat 0g

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