smoky basil and paprika sweet potato wedges - A delicious chip alternative with easy, homemade spice mix!

Smoky Basil & Paprika Sweet Potato Wedges

I’m a lover of potatoes – there I said it, although I’ve drastically cut down I still love a good potato or chip when I get the chance and I never thought that a sweet potato would come close!

Sweet potatoes are definitely a healthier alternative and they’ve definitely grown on me! The only downside is that I always feel like they have something missing (maybe it’s because I don’t want to cheat on normal potatoes but still) So I decided to try and add a little pizazz to them to give them a fighting chance of me liking them before I gave up trying on them for good!

AND, it turns out I made sweet potatoes amazing – yes it sounds big headed – but I love them. The spices give it a little kick and something extra without being spicy and it really compliments the natural flavor! The boys loved them too and they have made a great accompaniment to many of our meals and with loads more health benefits than normal potatoes. Here’s my husband’s choice of meal with these sweet potato wedges:

Smoky basil and paprika Sweet potato wedges with sweet chilli chicken stir fry and rice
These sweet potato wedges on the side of sweet chili chicken stir fry and rice

If you love normal potatoes (as much as I do) then you’ll love these, give them a go and let me know what you think!


*Serves 2*

200g Sweet Potatoes

1 Tablespoon Oil

1 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika

2 Teaspoons Dried Basil

1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper


1. Wash the potatoes, chop either end off and discard. Chop them into wedge type shapes (I opted for a bit of a mish-mash of shapes because I had a weirdly shaped potato!) Make sure to leave the skins on because they are delicious and add to the flavor!

2. Place in a large saucepan and bring to the boil. Cook for 2 minutes (or until they just start to soften – don’t boil them completely)

3. Drain them and allow them to cool for 5 mins and then place on a baking tray. Either place them on greaseproof paper or on a non-stick pan (I was debuting a new pan so I didn’t need the paper)

4. Pre-heat the oven to 180 Degrees Brush the wedges with olive oil (I really do recommend brushing rather than drizzling because it helps the spice mix stick. )

smoky basil and paprika sweet potato wedges - A delicious chip alternative with easy, homemade spice mix!

5. In a separate bowl, mix together the paprika, basil and pepper – making sure that they are combined properly!

6. Sprinkle the spice mix evenly over the wedges and place in the center of the oven.

7. Cook for 15 minutes, shake the pan and then cook for a further 15 minutes.

8. Take out of the oven and serve!

smoky basil and paprika sweet potato wedges - A delicious chip alternative with easy, homemade spice mix!

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Written by Charlotte

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  • krystal (#)
    September 25th, 2016

    I was on a diet where I could have sweet potatoes [but not regular potatoes!], and it is always helpful to find new ways to season them! I loved making wedges and sweet potato fries.

  • Karina Pacheco (#)
    September 25th, 2016

    I LOVE potatoes and my boys absolutely love their sweet potatoes. This recipe is perfect for this Fall season, I’m already hungry 🙂 Going to try and make them this week. Thanks for sharing!

  • Bill @ The Money Professors (#)
    September 24th, 2016

    Great idea to spice up sweet potatoes!

  • Amber Nelson (#)
    September 23rd, 2016

    Potatoes are also my weakness. These look so good. Definitely going to try these!

  • Bianca (#)
    September 23rd, 2016

    Never cared for sweet potatoes but these look very yummy, I’ll give this recipe a try it might change my mind.

  • Kathleen - Bloggers Lifestyle (#)
    September 23rd, 2016

    I love sweet potato and your recipe looks so delicious.


  • Toughcookiemommy (#)
    September 23rd, 2016

    My husband and my son love sweet potatoes and sweet potato fries. I think they would really love this recipe for those reasons.

  • sue (#)
    September 22nd, 2016

    These look delicious and will definitely be trying. I’ve shared on my #couchpotatotofabfit Facebook group. Thanks!

  • Amanda (#)
    September 21st, 2016

    Yum!!! I love sweet potatoes!! They’re so tasty and who would have thought they’re even better for you than regular potatoes??

  • Kristin (#)
    September 21st, 2016

    Sweet potatoes are my favorite, I could eat them every day. These sound awesome. Great recipe and great alternative to regular potatoes.

  • Kiana (#)
    September 21st, 2016

    I love sweet potatoes! Sweet potato fries, sweet potato pie…love it all! Glad to hear you were able to give it a chance.

  • Brittany (#)
    September 21st, 2016

    Yum! I love sweet potatoes and I’m always on the hunt for new tasty recipes. These look delicious and super easy to make! CAn’t wait to try them!

  • Louise Bishop (#)
    September 21st, 2016

    My husband and I are obsessed with potatoes as well. Any way they’re cooked, we’re a fan haha

  • Theresa (#)
    September 21st, 2016

    This sounds delicious! We make something very similar with regular potatoes (maybe Russet potatoes), but I love using Sweet Potatoes.

  • CourtneyLynne (#)
    September 21st, 2016

    Omg no we say yum?!?! I just love sweet potatoes. I must give this recipe a try

  • Suzanne Spiegoski (#)
    September 20th, 2016

    Yummy! I love anything with sweet potato 🙂

  • Robin Rue (#)
    September 20th, 2016

    Potato wedges are definitely a favorite in our house! These look like they would be super delicious especially on game day.

  • Heather (#)
    September 20th, 2016

    Yum! This looks awesome! I really love to put chili powder and garlic powder on my sweet potatoes…and regular potatoes…and all oven roasted veggies 🙂

  • Kim (#)
    September 20th, 2016

    Totally pinning! This looks so good and tasty with the herbs. Perfect Fall side dish.

  • Kori (#)
    September 20th, 2016

    Yummy, I do love sweet potatoes! I’ll definitely have to give this a try- even if I’m the only one who eats them.

  • Rachel (#)
    September 20th, 2016

    Great sides are often forgotten so I love that this one was thought about. Potato wedges are so nice and easy this is really a good upgrade that you can do any time.

  • Wendy (#)
    September 20th, 2016

    This sounds so good! We love sweet potato fries/wedges and smoked paprika is one of my all-time favorite spices.

  • Sona Sethi (#)
    September 20th, 2016

    who doesnot love potatoes! This is just the most perfect dish in the world…anyone and everyone will love it. 🙂

  • Amanda Love (#)
    September 20th, 2016

    I so love cooking with sweet potato! They’re a healthier alternative to potatoes and their natural sweetness adds a really lovely flavor to your mix of spices. This recipe is a must try for me!

  • Taylor Mobley (#)
    September 20th, 2016

    These look SO good. Absolutely MOUTH watering!! 🙂 I can’t wait to try them! My husband will love them too.

  • Nicole Escat (#)
    September 20th, 2016

    It looks good! I’m pretty sure my husband would also love it!

  • OurFamilyWorld (#)
    September 20th, 2016

    This is how I like my sweet potatoes, too! I love potatoes, French Fries, especially, but I need to cut back on carbs and greasy food.

  • karen (#)
    September 20th, 2016

    yum yum yum! I really want to try out this recipe! Looks delish and like a perfect fall side dish! I bet the house smells amazing when this is baking!

  • Debra (#)
    September 19th, 2016

    I LOVE sweet potatoes and they are healthier for you than a regular potato and so versatile.

  • Ellie Augustin (#)
    September 19th, 2016

    Sweet potatoes is one of my weakness and it’s funny I never was a fan and then I made baked fries and OH I was so hooked!

  • Rachel Langer (#)
    September 19th, 2016

    I hear you. I often say potatoes are my Kryptonite! These look like something I would enjoy though. I’ll have to try this recipe.

  • Rebecca Bryant (#)
    September 19th, 2016

    I know what I’m fixing for lunch for mom and I. these sound delicious.

  • Anna (#)
    September 19th, 2016

    I’ve also always thought sweet potatoes were kind of boring, but I think I will give these spices a try, could be the trick!

  • Rose Sahetapy (#)
    September 19th, 2016

    Although I’m not really a potatoe lover, but this is hard to resist . I’ve been looking for a good sweet potatoe recipe, so I will certainly try this. Pinned this right away.

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