Cajun Sweet Potatoes with text

Cajun Sweet Potatoes

Side Dish

These Cajun Sweet Potatoes are ridiculously simple and so delish. We’ve got spicy sweet potato rounds plus a garlicky yogurt for dipping. Just five ingredients gets you a flavorful veggie side dish that’s almost good enough to be dinner on its own.

Cajun Sweet Potatoes with text

I think I’m definitely wearing a groove into this couch that has become my office. I’m thankful for modern technology that reminds me to stop typing and get my butt up and walk in a circle around my living room. Here in Scotland, we’re staying at home until at least the end of February, so that path is becoming well-worn.

At least now we have Golden Globe nominations to keep us busy. Do you follow the movie awards season? I’m slightly obsessed with the Golden Globes and the Oscars. Not the actual award shows, though. Just trying to watch as many of the films and series as possible. It’s an obsessive list maker’s dream. Of everything nominated, I’ve only watched The Mandalorian, Schitt’s Creek, and The Queen’s Gambit, so I’ve got a lot of work to do. I’m going to start growing into the couch any minute now.

Cajun Sweet Potatoes on a white plate

What makes Cajun Sweet Potatoes so awesome?

At least our other new obsession is a bit healthier. My husband can’t stop eating sweet potatoes, and I’m not mad at it. We’ve made these Cajun Sweet Potatoes probably five times in the past couple months. I’m going to suggest you serve it with some nice grilled chicken or fish, but I’m also going to confess that we just have the sweet potatoes for dinner all on their own.

Sweet potatoes are heavenly enough to begin with, so these ones are treated very simply to enhance their natural flavor. Garlic oil and cajun seasoning heighten the flavor of the roasted sweet potatoes. Stir a little more garlic oil in some creamy Greek yogurt to bring a punch of acid. A scattering of green onions add a bit of crunch.

Cajun Sweet Potatoes cut rounds stacked on a plate

How to make Cajun Sweet Potatoes

This recipe has very few ingredients. Chop your sweet potatoes into quarter-inch rounds, skin on. Drizzle this with garlic-infused olive oil, a bit of red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, and cajun seasoning. Give it all a good toss, then arrange your sweet potatoes in a single layer in a roasting pan and cook them on high heat for about an hour until tender and sweet.

All that’s left to do is stir together a bit of Greek yogurt with a splash of garlic oil, and maybe another sprinkling of cajun seasoning. Chop some green onions to scatter over the top. You can spread the yogurt onto the bottom of the plate or just put it in a container for drizzling or dipping. That’s it.

Make it magical

Olive oil is so ubiquitous in Europe that, naturally, it’s been used for magical purposes basically forever. Olive oil can be used for anointing in a ritual, and it’s also a great carrier oil for a variety of aromatherapy applications. Bring it’s fiery sun energy to your kitchen witchcraft by calling in olive oil’s properties of healing, peace, fertility, and protection. (Source:

Cajun Sweet Potatoes with garlic yogurt

We may be stuck inside, but it’s our choice whether or not we get bored. Spice things up with Cajun Sweet Potatoes. Just remember to get off the couch every now and then. It’s gonna be awesome.

Looking for more awesome ways to eat sweet potatoes? Try these Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Spiced Maple Butter or a Vegetarian Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie.


Cajun Sweet Potatoes

Cajun Sweet Potatoes with chopped scallions

These Cajun Sweet Potatoes are ridiculously simple and so delish. We’ve got spicy sweet potato rounds plus a garlicky yogurt for dipping. Just five ingredients gets you a flavorful veggie side dish that’s almost good enough to be dinner on its own.

  • Author: Renee Rendall
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 60
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings as a side dish 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Roasted
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 2  tablespoons garlic-infused olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 2 green onions


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F (180C).
  2. Give your sweet potatoes a good scrub. We’re going to cook them with the skin on, so you want them to be nice and clean. Chop the sweet potatoes into rounds about a quarter-inch to a half-inch thick. Add them to a large roasting pan that will hopefullly allow you to arrange the slices in a single layer.
  3. Drizzle over one tablespoon of garlic oil, plus the red wine vinegar. Then sprinkle on the cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper. Honestly, I don’t measure any of this because you’ll have a slightly different amount of sweet potato slices every time. Let the measurements be a guide, but go with your gut. Use your hands to toss the sweet potatoes in the oil and seasonings to get everything coated, then arrange the sweet potatoes in a single layer in the roasting pan.
  4. Pop this in the oven and roast for about an hour until the sweet potatoes are soft all the way through. Test one with a fork to make sure you can easily pierce it.
  5. While your sweet potatoes are roasting, scoop your Greek yogurt into a bowl, and add the remaining tablespoon of garlic oil. If another pinch of cajun seasoning feel right to you, sprinkle that over as well. Give this a quick stir to combine. 
  6. Chop your green onions and set those aside as well.
  7. When the sweet potatoes come out of the oven, transfer them to a serving plate or straight onto your dinner plates. Sprinkle them with the chopped green onion and drizzle on some yogurt sauce. Bring the rest of the sauce to the table for anyone who wants extra for dipping.

Keywords: Sweet Potato

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Recipe adapted from 5 Ingredients by Jamie Oliver.

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