Baked Sweet Potato

Jul 11, 2024Josh Allen
Baked Sweet Potato

Are you tired of the same old boring side dishes? Looking to add a little pizzazz to your dinner table? Well, look no further than the humble sweet potato! This versatile veggie is not only delicious but also packed with nutrients. Let's dive into a fun and easy baked sweet potato recipe that will have your taste buds dancing!

What You'll Need:

First things first, gather your ingredients. You'll need some sweet potatoes (obviously), olive oil, salt, pepper, and any other seasonings you fancy. Get creative with it! Maybe some garlic powder, paprika, or even a sprinkle of cinnamon for a sweet twist.

Prep Work:

Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). While the oven is heating up, wash your sweet potatoes and pat them dry. No one likes a soggy spud! Next, poke a few holes in each potato with a fork. This will allow steam to escape while they bake, preventing any potato explosions (trust us, it's not pretty).

Bake Away:

Place your sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and drizzle them with olive oil. Rub the oil all over the potatoes, making sure they are well coated. Sprinkle on your seasonings and give them a good massage. Pop those bad boys in the oven and let them bake for about 45-60 minutes, or until they are nice and tender.

Time to Dig In:

Once your sweet potatoes are done baking, take them out of the oven and let them cool for a few minutes. Then, slice them open and fluff up the insides with a fork. Add a dollop of butter, a sprinkle of salt, and maybe even a drizzle of maple syrup if you're feeling fancy. The possibilities are endless!

There you have it, a simple yet scrumptious baked sweet potato recipe that will elevate any meal. So next time you're in a culinary rut, give this recipe a try and watch as your taste buds thank you!

Makes: 4 servings

Cook Time: 1 hour

Calories: 173 kcal/serving


  • 4 sweet potatoes or as many as desired
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt & pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Wash and dry the potatoes. Poke about 3-4 times on each side.
  3. Rub the skin with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 50-60 minutes or until tender when pierced with a fork. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before cutting open.


Leftover sweet potatoes can be stored in a covered container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave.

Author: Holly Nilsson

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