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Gochujang Sweet Potatoes.

Gochujang Sweet Potatoes

  • Author: Celeste
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Korean-Inspired


These Gochujang Sweet Potatoes are sweet, savory, and have just the right amount of kick. They’re baked in the oven and caramelized in a spicy gochujang sauce.


  • 1 1/2 pounds (680 g) sweet potatoes
  • 1 tbsp neutral oil (vegetable, canola, etc.)
  • 3 tbsp gochujang
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp gochugaru (Korean chili flakes)
  • 1 tsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp water


  • Green onions, sliced
  • Black and white sesame seeds
  • Kewpie mayo, optional but highly recommended


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C) and grease the inside of a 9×13-inch (23 x 33 cm) baking dish with the neutral oil.
  2. Wash and dry the sweet potatoes then cut into 1/2 inch (1-2 cm) rounds. Add them to the baking dish.
  3. In a bowl, combine the gochujang, rice vinegar, sesame oil, gochugaru, soy sauce, honey, garlic, and water. Mix until smooth then pour over the sweet potato rounds. Use food-safe gloves to evenly coat the potatoes on both sides and spread them in a single layer in the pan, trying not to overlap too much.
  4. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 45 minutes. Uncover the dish and continue baking for 5 more minutes until tender and caramelized. Use oven mitts when uncovering as their will be hot steam that escapes from the dish.
  5. Transfer to a serving plate and top with sliced green onions and black and white sesame seeds. Serve warm with a side of kewpie mayo (optional).


Storage: Place any leftovers in an airtight container and store them in the fridge for up to 3 days. Add fresh green onions after reheating.

If scaling up, just note the sweet potatoes in weight (grams) do not increase when using the scale function.


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 264
  • Sugar: 9.2 g
  • Sodium: 221.9 mg
  • Fat: 11.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 39.9 g
  • Fiber: 7.5 g
  • Protein: 3.8 g

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