Oven-Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Crispy Chickpeas and Yogurt Sauce

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oven roasted sweet potatoes recipe
Photo/Styling: Katherine Gillen

When it comes to sheet pan meals, you could certainly go all out. Or you could turn just a few simple ingredients into a satisfying, vegetarian dinner, à la these oven-roasted sweet potatoes with crispy chickpeas and yogurt sauce. It’s low-fuss and requires minimal prep, and besides, who could say no to a three-ingredient yogurt sauce?

Note that we call for unlined baking sheets—while you can certainly line them with parchment paper or aluminum foil for easy cleanup, you’ll have an easier time getting those taters nicely caramelized if you don’t line the tray. They’ll get more direct contact with the hot surface, and the water content will evaporate more efficiently. Trust us, try it.


Sweet Potatoes

3 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed and sliced into wedges

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon honey (optional)

2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Crispy Chickpeas

One 14-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed, drained and patted dry

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 to 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper

Kosher salt

Yogurt Sauce

1 cup plain Greek yogurt (such as Fage)

Juice of 2 limes

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Thinly sliced scallions or chives, to garnish (optional)


1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Have ready two unlined baking sheets.

2. Make the Sweet Potatoes: In a large bowl, combine the sweet potatoes, olive oil, honey (if using) and crushed red pepper flakes. Season generously with salt and pepper, and toss until the sweet potatoes are evenly coated. Arrange the sweet potatoes on one of the prepared baking sheets in a single layer. Transfer to the oven and roast until tender and caramelized, 25 to 30 minutes.

3. Make the Chickpeas: Meanwhile, spread the chickpeas in a single layer on the second prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle over the cayenne, and season with salt. Transfer to the oven and bake until crispy and golden, 15 to 20 minutes.

4. Make the Yogurt Sauce: In a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt and lime juice, and season to taste with salt and pepper.

5. Divide the roasted sweet potatoes between dinner plates, top with some of the crispy chickpeas and drizzle with the yogurt sauce. Garnish with thinly sliced scallions or chives, if using.

Nutrition Facts
  • Sweet Potatoes and Chickpeas

  • 442 calories

  • 17g fat

  • 63g carbs

  • 12g protein

  • 17g sugars

  • Yogurt Sauce (per 2 tablespoons)

  • 37 calories

  • 2g fat

  • 3g carbs

  • 3g protein

  • 1g sugars

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Senior Food Editor

Katherine Gillen is PureWow’s senior food editor. She’s a writer, recipe developer and food stylist with a degree in culinary arts and professional experience in New York City...