These easy to make sweet and spicy yam wedges are covered in smoked paprika and chili spices then baked till tender and delicious. They're simple side dish recipe everyone will love.

If you love fry recipes, also try our cajun sweet potato fries with blue cheese yogurt and our sweet potato harissa fries with harissa mayo.

Yam wedges on a plate.

Yam wedges

Technically we should call them sweet potato wedges because that's that they really are. But yam wedges sound more fun so we're sticking to it.

They are a lot like yam fries only cut nice and thick. The bigger pieces take longer to cook which means that the outside gets a chance to become crispier than most yam fries recipes. Yes!

We coat ours in delicious spices like smoked paprika and chili powder so they are out of this world delicious!

Mayo with some paprika on top beside a tray of yam wedges.

Best dips for yam wedges

We love dunking ours in some plain mayo. It's easy and delicious. But there are other options. Here are a few other dips that go well with yam wedges:

Yam wedges on a platter with a side of mayo.

What to serve with yam wedges

These are an amazing side dish to so many mains. Here are a few of our favorites:

Yam wedges are the perfect side to any burger recipe!

 big platter piled high with yam wedges.

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Yam wedges on a plate.

Sweet and Spicy Yam Wedges

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: North American

Description

These easy to make sweet and spicy yam wedges are covered in smoked paprika and chili spices then baked till tender and delicious. They're simple side dish recipe everyone will love.


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Ingredients

  • 2 medium yams, cut into wedges (don't bother peeling them)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 12 teaspoons chili powder, depending on how hot you like it
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • Mayonnaise, to serve

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 420 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the yam wedges on the baking sheet a drizzle with the oil. Sprinkle the smoked paprika, chili powder, sea salt, and black pepper over the yams then use your hands to mix the so that they are well coated with the oil and spices.
  3. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes, turning once, until they are soft and start to brown on the outside.
  4. Bake on a baking sheet for 40 minutes, turning once, until brown and crispy on the outside.

Notes

The mayonnaise in the pictures has a little smoked paprika sprinkled on for color.