Baked Sweet Potato
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  • Food: Baked Sweet Potato

  • Writer: Alice

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These hints and suggestions will teach you how to make baked sweet potatoes!

Enjoy them in one of my favorite baked sweet potato dishes or with butter, salt, and pepper.

I have a longing for a cup of soup and a large, puffy baked sweet potato when the air in the fall begins to grow crisp. Both are comforting, warm, and beneficial.

But even though making butternut squash soup might be one of my favorite things to do on Sundays, my go-to midweek meal is a baked sweet potato.

They are really simple to prepare because your oven does 95% of the effort. You may do whatever you like while they bake!

Prepare the remainder of your supper, complete the work for the day, or visit with family or friends. Then, remove them from the oven, add your toppings, and enjoy a delicious baked sweet potato meal!


Baked Sweet Potato
Food: Baked Sweet Potato
Source: Southern Living

I believed for a very long time that I didn’t enjoy sweet potatoes. They were only ever served to me as a child in casserole form, covered in marshmallow frosting and brown sugar.

It turns out that I adore sweet potatoes, but I have to cook them correctly! My preferred texture is puffy with crispy skin, caramelized edges, and. How I manufacture them is as follows:

  1. A rimmed baking sheet should be lined with aluminum foil or parchment paper and the oven should be preheated to 425°F.
  2. Pierce the sweet potatoes with a fork before being placed on the baking sheet.
  3. Roast for 40 to 50 minutes, or until the skin is puffy and a fork can be used to easily penetrate it.

The most crucial point to make is that I DO NOT foil-wrap them. If you do, the skin will be very moist and almost slimy, but the sweet potato flesh will still cook. Place each roasted potato bare on the baking sheet for the best caramelization and delicious, puffy, crispy skin!

If you’re in a hurry, you can roast Sweet potato for 30 minutes also. The potatoes should be cut in half lengthwise, rubbed with olive oil, salt, and pepper, then cooked cut-side up until soft and gently browned.


Although a perfectly prepared baked sweet potato with butter, salt, pepper, and some chives is wonderful, there are other baked sweet potato dish possibilities as well. I like to fill one with a rich veggie filling and a tasty sauce to turn it into a complete dinner.

Serve your oven-baked sweet potatoes alongside your preferred protein or a vegetarian chili if you’re serving them as a side dish.

Stick to butter, Greek yogurt, or sour cream as toppings, or experiment by sprinkling on some cilantro lime dressing, tzatziki, chipotle sauce, pesto, guacamole, or tahini sauce.

Save the tender flesh of any leftover roasted sweet potatoes for another recipe. I add it to my vegan chocolate cake’s frosting, make a decadent Alfredo sauce out of it, use it to hold quesadillas together, or incorporate it into hummus!


Check out this easy recipe to learn how to bake sweet potatoes! You can stuff them to make dinner on their own or serve them as a side dish.

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 45 mins


  • Sweet Potatoes


  • butter or vegan butter
  • sea salt
  • chives
  • a dollop of Greek yogurt or tzatziki
  • a scoop of guacamole
  • a drizzle of creamy avocado cilantro lime dressing
  • any of these stuffing ideas!


Baked Sweet Potato
Food: Baked Sweet Potato
Source: Southern Living
  1. Place a piece of foil on a baking sheet and preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Pierce the sweet potatoes several times with a fork, place them on a baking sheet, and roast for 40 to 50 minutes, or until they are puffy and tender within.