Easy Sweet Potato Recipe

Sweet Potato Recipe

This easy sweet potato recipe, aka Süßkartoffeln, is a great side dish for any meal, German or not. It's just become a favorite recipe of mine - a variation on one I learned from my daughter-in-love, Sylvie. And it fits so well with German breaded pork chops (a type of schnitzel recipe) and German red cabbage.

It's also great with oven-fried chicken, especially since they can be cooked in the oven at the same time. So easy and so quick to make. No, it's not German. That's why it's listed under the Oma's Quickies page.

Easy Sweet Potato Recipe


  • 2 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 - 1 tbsp steak seasoning or seasoning salt


  • Preheat oven to 400° F.
  • Into large baggie, put olive oil and seasoning. Mix (by squishing bag).
  • Add sweet potato slices and mix well by squishing bag :-)
  • Pour potatoes onto large baking sheet and spread out.
  • Bake about 30 - 40 minutes until tender (will depend on how thickly the potatoes are sliced)


  • Mix potatoes, olive oil, and seasoning in a bowl instead of a bag (not as easy or as much fun!)
  • Add 8 - 10 garlic cloves with the potatoes in the bag! Yummy!
  • Add 1/2 tsp dried rosemary or 1 tsp fresh rosemary

If you're looking for other sweet potato recipes, be sure to try Sylvie's sweet potato salad. A favourite of ours.

As you try the recipe above, I'm sure you'll come up with your own combinations that will delight your family.

Roasting and the Baggie Trick

If you're into roasting veggies, you'll find that most recipes call for putting a bit of oil in the bottom of the baking dish and then adding the cut up veggies. Drizzle with some more oil. Roast.

Sounds easy enough, doesn't it. How can that be any simpler?

Well, I soon realized that drizzling with oil didn't cover all the veggies unless I really poured lots all over.

Easier? Well, take a largish plastic bag (I use bread bags or milk bags) and put the cut veggies into that. Pour in about 1/4 cup olive oil (I always use light). Now, gently mush the bag and all the veggies will get coated in the oil. 

You can also add seasoning to the bag. When all is mixed, spread onto baking sheet. Roast. This uses way less oil and it nicely coats everything.

Try it. You'll like it!

More German recipes ...

German meat recipes
German vegetable recipes

Take a look at Oma's eCookbooks ...

Quick Fix Soup ECookbook
Top 10 Oktoberfest Recipes eCookbook
Top 10 German Recipes eCookbook
Just Like Oma's Christmas Baking eCookbook

*  *  *  *  *

Want nutritional information for a recipe? Copy and paste the ingredient list and the number of servings into Calorie Count. It will give you an approximate calculation.

Get your FREE poster ... Herbs & Spices in the German Kitchen

by Subscribing to my FREE Newsletter ...

Just like Oma ~  Kaffeeklatsch*

*Kaffeeklatsch: /ˈkafeːˌklatsh / (noun) an informal gathering for coffee and chatting

Experience Germany: food, people, country, & RECIPES!


Have your say! Leave a comment in the box below. Need a quick answer? Then go to Quick German Recipes Facebook where there are over 76,000 German Foodie Fans who can help!

Top of Easy Sweet Potato Recipe

› Easy Sweet Potato Recipe


Words to the Wise

"Just as damaging as a madman shooting a deadly weapon  is someone who lies to a friend and then says, “I was only joking."

Proverbs 26:18-19 (NLT)



Oma's making this

Cook "Just like Oma"

quick fix soups

Recommended by Chef Glenn

"Sehr Gut, Gerhild!

Your Quick Fix Soups e-book is wonderful. My Swiss wife is going to love the soups that I make for her with your recipes. She already loves my soups, but your e-book will greatly expand the variety

Thank you for making the recipes easy to follow and see with the beautiful photos. The extra tips and options that you give after each recipe are very helpful. Thanks for the printable recipe cards, too!"

Need Help?

 Quick answers to your questions? Go to my Facebook pageYou'll find lots of German foodies ready to help!