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Chili + Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Lime Juice

I love delicious accidents, and I love them even more when they are delicious blog-worthy accidents.

I recently fell into a healthy habit that I never thought I’d enjoy: running. As much as it feels good physically, it feels amazing mentally. There’s just something about cranking my go get’em playlist—a very contrasting mix of Katy Perry and Hole—and hitting the pavement. Love releasing all of those endorphins and anxieties.

However, when running or doing any kind of exercising, it’s imperative to fuel up properly. Since I’m new to running, I sometimes have a hard time remembering what I should be eating to fuel up and what I should be eating for muscle recovery. Praise the Internet and all of its fitness gurus, because while searching for pre-run snacks, sweet potatoes came up. And I just happened to have one I’d forgotten about hanging out in my pantry—invasive roots and all. (Oops.)

For me, sweet potatoes have only existed in two forms: as a “healthier” side of fries at restaurants, or pan-fried in butter and brown sugar as an indulgent holiday side. When it comes to eating sweet potato as a pre-run snack, frying it or buttering it up makes zero sense.  In an effort to make something both nutritious and delicious, I decided to bring a tad of natural sweetness together. Here we’ve got the warmth of chili powder, the smokiness of paprika, and the tartness of fresh lime.

Not only are the flavors a hit, but the feeling of nourishing your bod with something so hearty and healthful is awesome. Not to mention the fact that this particular recipe feels a bit like comfort food. Win!

If you make this dish, snap a photo and tag me on the Insta @killing__thyme! I love seeing your creations.

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Chili + Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Lime Juice

Honeyed and savory roasted sweet potatoes make for a perfect side or a pre-workout snack to fuel you up.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author Killing Thyme


  • 1 sweet potato cut half lengthwise
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 TBSP liquid honey
  • 1/2 tsp of chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp sweet or smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Harissa or cayenne optional
  • Kosher salt + cracked black pepper
  • 1 lime halved
  • Fresh chopped parsley optional


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Brush each sweet potato halve with olive oil, skin included.
  • Season the entire sweet potato with kosher salt + cracked black pepper.
  • Score the top halves (interior flesh) with a knife.
  • Season each top halve with chili powder, paprika and harissa or cayenne, if using.
  • Bake for 20 mins at 400 degrees F.
  • Remove from oven and smear the top halves with honey.
  • Return to oven and bake for another 10 minutes.
  • Once the sweet potatoes are tender, remove from oven.
  • Squeeze fresh lime juice over both halves upon serving, and add parsley.
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  • Thandapani R
    January 11, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    5 stars
    very nice recipe

  • Mikaela
    November 6, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    I’m making these with tofu! What do you recommend I season it with?

    • Killing Thyme
      November 8, 2019 at 8:16 am

      Hi Mikaela! Tofu can be tricky. I swear by frying it to a crisp. (Here’s a tutorial.) Adding garlic, chili powder, and lime to stick with the theme of the potatoes would totally work.

  • Josephine Spillner
    September 26, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    This was so delicious! And I DON”T like sweet potatoes; don’t eat it. But, your photos looked so appetizing and the ingredients were simple (had everything in the pantry), I had to try it. Love. Now I’ll have to peruse all your recipes. Thank you :)

    • Killing Thyme
      September 27, 2019 at 8:05 am

      Josephine! I love this! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe. I hope you can find other things you enjoy here on the blog. Keep me posted! Would love to hear what you try :)

  • Rebecca Snow
    April 27, 2019 at 11:31 am

    I’m definitely going to try this recipe.I love sweet potatoes, but DH not keen on them, but I believe this recipe could sway him. One problem, I CAN HARDLY READ the recipe due to the font being so light! Could you fix this so squinting through the whole recipe isn’t necessary? Thanks!

    • Killing Thyme
      April 27, 2019 at 12:56 pm

      Hi Rebecca! Hope you enjoy the recipe! I just recently implemented a new template and design, and the recipe card is something that is still in the works. Apologies for the inconvenience. It’s not something I’m happy with either! But I’m working on it with the plug-in designer. In the meantime, if you highlight the text, it will bold it up. Hopefully I can get it fixed asap :) Renovation pains!

    • Killing Thyme
      April 29, 2019 at 2:19 pm

      Hey Rebecca! Just popping by to let you know the recipe card has been fixed :)

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  • Shareba
    September 10, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    I love your photos! Your sweet potatoes look so tasty!

    • Killing Thyme
      September 14, 2017 at 8:33 pm

      Thanks so much, Shareba!

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  • Tamara Perry
    June 6, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Love your blog’s name! Am looking forward to a cooler day to turn on the oven to make this.

    • Killing Thyme
      June 7, 2017 at 9:35 am

      Thanks so much, Tamara! Funny you mention a cooler day to turn the oven on — I’ve been feeling this exact same way. I recently shared this recipe which is *perfect* for days where it’s too hot to cook, in case it’s of interest:

      Def keep me posted either way :)

    • Jenny
      June 30, 2017 at 2:00 pm

      I made them on the grill!

      • Killing Thyme
        June 30, 2017 at 3:45 pm

        Love this idea! I mean, it’s summer. We should be grilling ALL THE THINGS! <3

  • Meredith | Earth & Oven
    May 29, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    Pretty in love with these chili roasted sweet potatoes. They look like such a simple but delicious snack that you could pair with anything (especially avocado).

    • Killing Thyme
      May 30, 2017 at 9:31 am

      Yesssssss these would be amazing with avocado, Meredith! Now I need to make these again and include that addition :)


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