Chinese 5 Spice Sweetpotatoes

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As we continue on the quest for the most epic Thanksgiving menu of all times, I thought I should introduce you to these Roasted Chinese 5 Spice Sweetpotatoes. Game Changers!!!!

Roasted Sweetpotatoes with Chinese 5 Spice

I’ll just be totally up front. I can’t get behind the marshmallow/sweetpotato situation. It’s just not for me. Too sweet. Instead, I’m proposing this Chinese 5 Spice Sweetpotatoes medley!! It’s a simple recipe of cubed California sweetpotatoes that are tossed with olive oil, Chinese 5 spice, salt and pepper. Load it up with some freshly chopped chives and green onions before serving and it’s the perfectly balanced bite. It’s absolutely the perfect side dish for Thanksgiving – or if you’re as obsessed as me – you’ll be breaking it out for lunches on the regular!

Chinese 5 Spice Sweetpotatoes


  • 4 California sweetpotatoes cubed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ tablespoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • ½ freshly cracked black pepper
  • 3-4 tablespoons chopped green onions or chives


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • On a large baking sheet, toss together the cubed California sweetpotatoes, olive oil, salt, pepper and Chinese 5 Spice. Once coated, evenly distribute the sweetpotatoes on the baking sheet.
  • Transfer the potatoes into the oven and roast for 25-30 minutes until they are fork tender. Add some freshly chopped chives or green onions on top and serve as needed.


  1. Oh, yeah! This is so much better than the marshmallow topped casserole of my childhood! Such marvelous flavor with the addition of 5-spice 🙂

  2. I’m a Brit and have never heard of marshmallows and sweet potatoes, it sounds really gross to me. However, I love the idea of 5 spice roasted potatoes, can hardly wait to try.

  3. WHAT! I love five spice. I just did a big ol pan of but’nut with the stuff the other day — amazing. I can only imagine how warm and savory-sweet these little guys must be! Your Thanksgiving is coming together in fine fashion, my friend. 🙂

  4. I seriously stared at the first photo for a good minute solid. Mesmerized. While I can get behind the marshmallow thing, I also love a spicy sweet potato. I pretty much have yet to meet a sweet potato I don’t *love*. I can’t wait to try this recipe, it looks incredible!

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