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baked sweet potato easy recipe

Easy Baked Sweet Potatoes [V] [GF]

A simple recipe for the most delicious oven roasted sweet potatoes to use as a side dish or even a main. These can be stuffed, peeled and served as sweet potato mash, or served as is with a dash of cinnamon or butter.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 potatoes
Calories 225 kcal


  • 4 sweet potato
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Wash the sweet potatoes thoroughly and dry.
  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  • Poke holes in the potatoes with a fork, about 6-8 for medium sized potatoes.
  • Drizzle olive oil and salt over the potatoes and rub it in.
  • Bake for 35-45 minutes, start checking if you can easily pierce the potato with a fork or knife. When it easily pierces the potato, they are done.
  • Remove from heat and serve hot with your favorite toppings, or allow to cool, peel, and mash for sweet mashed potatoes.


Depending on the size of the sweet potatoes the baking time will vary. I tend to buy long and thin potatoes for baking, but if you get really thick ones, you'll need to bake them longer.


Serving: 1potatoSodium: 124mgCalcium: 68mgVitamin C: 5mgVitamin A: 32063IUSugar: 9gFiber: 7gPotassium: 762mgCalories: 225kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gFat: 4gProtein: 4gCarbohydrates: 45gIron: 1mg
Keyword baked sweet potato, sweet potato
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