Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Cauliflower

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Cauliflower Recipe

This recipe was created out of my desire to use up some vegetables before they turned. I like roasted sweet potatoes and I like roasted cauliflower, so I decided to combine the two. My husband and kids liked the final product so much that it has become a family favorite and shows up regularly on our menu. My family even request this in place of Candied Yams for our Thanksgiving dinner.

I usually roast the veggies at 400 degrees and it takes about 30 minutes for them to cook. However, when I am in a hurry, I throw them in the broiler and cut the cooking time in half. If you choose to broil them, you need to turn them every 4 – 5 minutes until they are fork tender, so they don’t end up getting charred.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Cauliflower
Recipe type: Side Dish
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Serves: 8
  • 5 small sweet potatoes, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon coriander
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons parsley
  • 3 dashes of coarse ground pepper
  1. Spread the sweet potato pieces and cauliflower florets on a greased cookie sheet.
  2. Drizzle olive oil over the sweet potato and cauliflower. Toss to coat veggies. Sprinkle the spices over the sweet potato and cauliflower pieces.
  3. Cook at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or until fork tender.


More Sweet Potato Recipes:

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

Chai Spiced Sweet Potatoes

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Sweet Potato Fries

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About Alea Milham

Alea Milham is the owner and editor of Premeditated Leftovers. She shares her tips for saving money and time while reducing waste in her home. Her favorite hobby, gardening, is a frugal source of organic produce for her recipes. She believes it is possible to live fully and eat well while spending less.


  1. April@The 21st Century Housewife says:

    I really like the seasonings you've used, and also the idea of combining sweet potato with cauliflower. Roast veggies are always so yummy! I can't think of any weird combinations at the moment, but I did recently cook some heirloom cauliflower which was dark purple. That seemed very weird to me, but is sure did taste good!

  2. I never think MY combo's are weird but I have to admit, making my way through all the Two for Tuesdays links I have stretched my culinary knowledge of what goes together! I love the sound of this – especially since it was born of "using up what we have". thanks for linking this to Two for Tuesdays!

  3. girlichef says:

    I think it sounds great…I can just imagine that natural sweetness that roasting cauliflower brings about…plus I adore sweet potatoes. So, YUM! I know I've had some crazy combos over the years…but I can't think of any (my brain…always does that to me). Thanks for sharing w/ T4T this week!

  4. I really do need to branch out and try roasting some veggies soon – they look so good!

  5. This sounds and looks delicious! My kids have always eaten and loved vegetables (all of them), but they especially love them roasted. I like the mixture of spices; I usually just use oil, salt and pepper

    I've found too that roasting is a great way to use up vegetables that haven't turned, but are not in the most "perfect" condition.

  6. the clark clan says:

    Alea! Thanks so much for linking this up to the two for tuesday hop. I am just loving all the fall type dishes that are popping up. Roast ANY vegetable is a joy to me, but I havent ever used the sweet potato before, having always focused on the white. I am gonna try this! :) Alex@amoderatelife

  7. Butterpoweredbike says:

    Yes, yes, yes! Alea, you are speaking my language. This is my favorite way of cooking! Thank you for sharing this with T4T, it embodies the spirit of cooking which we love!

  8. jacobithegreat says:

    that looks delicious. *bookmarks*

  9. I'm trying to think what my most interesting food combo is, but my mind is blank. This is definitely interesting, but I'm sure it's delicious! =)

  10. When I saw the picture, I thought this was cubed Cheddar and crumbled Feta cheese with herbs. I was all ready for a great herbed cheese appetizer recipe….

    Oh well….

  11. Sorry to disappoint you Troy! : ) Your suggestion is inspiring!

  12. Gonna bookmark this one for sure. Thanks so much for linkin up with tasty tuesdays!!

  13. sounds like a combination I'd enjoy!

  14. Couscous & Consciousness says:

    I love sweet potato and I also love cauliflower. Never thought of putting them together like this. Thanks for the suggestion.

  15. I have eaten roasted sweet potato before but roasted cauliflower is something new for me. It does however look terrific and I am definitely going to try it. Thanks.

  16. Prairie Story says:

    I love roasting sweet potatoes with beets… I'll have to try cauliflower next time! BTW I have a recipe swap on my blog every Thursday!

  17. Debbi Does Dinner Healthy says:

    I just roasted some cauliflower last night, it would have been great with sweet potatoes and this seasoning. Thanks!

  18. Porch Days says:

    I also like roasted cauliflower. Hadn't thought to combine it with sweet potato but it sounds good. Will definitely try this and share the recipe. Thanks.

  19. Cucee Sprouts says:

    What a vegetable this is. I love how versatile cauliflower is. I so tempted to try your recipe later this week (I have 3 heads of cauliflower waiting for me at home.) I will come back to your site and report on how your recipe turned out for sure! Would you like to take a look at my most recent cauliflower creation?

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  21. This looks delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  22. Making this tonight because I have to use up these exact veggies :) I have had all kinds of funny combinations. One I can think of Isnt so crazy for my husband, but I found it odd. Baked potato with tuna corn and mayo.


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