Recipe: Sweet Potato Slices

Sweet Potato Slices

Total Time50 mins
Servings: 4


  • 4 fairly large & thick sweet potatoes
  • dried thyme
  • dried rosemary
  • pepper ground


  • Place an oven tray in the oven and heat the oven to 180°C
  • Keeping the skin on, slice the sweet potatoes width ways (forming small circles), making each slice about ½ -1 cm thick (the thicker they are, the longer it will take to become crispy)
  • Take out the tray, spray very lightly with some olive oil, sprinkle the herbs and pepper on the tray, and place the slices on it
  • Sprinkle the herbs and pepper on top of the slices, enough to almost cover them
  • Place back in the oven
  • Turn the pieces over after 15 minutes (there shouldn’t be any need to add more oil)
  • Remove from the oven once slightly browned or cooked through
  • If you want them crispier, leave them in for a bit longer


Tip Sweet potato is a lower GI food than other potatoes, and so is a good choice if you want more sustained energy and a more gradual effect on your blood sugar levels. The rosemary and thyme add a salty flavour to this meal, so taste it before you add any more salt – you’ll find it’s not really necessary.
Serve as the carbohydrate part of your main course.