Potato Cubes: Simple Side Dish

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This is less a recipe and more a technique, but I had to share because Libbie is crazy about these. I don’t know whether it’s the yummy roasted flavor or the ease she has picking them up with her little fingers, but she will gobble down a ton of sweet potato cubes! (She prefers sweet potatoes to the white potatoes, but she’ll try either.)

I’d never thought of doing anything like this until I was making Kate’s Loaded Baked Potato Salad and to bake the potatoes she had you make baked cubes. So really, you can thank Kate for this mini-tutorial.

If I just do regular potatoes, I might add some Ranch dressing mix or other seasoning to the potatoes before roasting; if just sweet potatoes, maybe cinnamon. But since I made a mixture the other night, I just stuck with salt and pepper for a classic but delicious taste!

I find these cubes to be perfect to pick up extra sloppy joe meat that falls off the bun!


Potato Cubes


  • Any variety potato, cut into even cubes (I used sweet potatoes and Yukon golds here)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil


Place the cubes on a rimmed baking sheet or jelly-roll pan. Drizzle some olive oil on top and toss with fingers to coat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper or desired seasonings.

Cook in a 400 degree oven for 15-20 minutes, stirring once halfway through the cooking time.



For more wonderful recipes, visit Mouthwatering Monday at A Southern Fairytale and Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam.


9 thoughts on “Potato Cubes: Simple Side Dish

  1. OK YUM. We do this w/sweet potatoes, but I usually just quarter (or eigth?) them. Now, I must do cubes. Asa will thank you!

  2. SO simple. But yet, so awesome. Great! Thanks for sharing. We will be having these this week. We're not big sweet potato eaters, but I think that's because I don't cook them enough. Going to try them this way.

  3. Oh I make these all the time! The kids love them! We change up the seasoning to match what we are serving for dinner. Yummy!

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