Baked sweet potato is a healthy side dish or main meal. Learn how to bake sweet potatoes in the oven perfectly.
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Baked Sweet Potato: How to Bake Sweet Potatoes Perfectly

Baked sweet potato is an easy side dish or main meal. Sweet potatoes are super versatile, can be made sweet or savory and they're packed with vitamins and nutrients. Watch the video above to see how easy they are to make!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Sweet Potato, Baked Sweet Potato Recipe, How Long to Bake Sweet Potatoes, How to Bake Sweet Potatoes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 102.6kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan


  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • butter optional


  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit.
  • Poke 4-5 holes in each sweet potato with a fork or sharp knife.
  • Place the sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for approximately 60 minutes, or until soft.



  • The scrub brush I use for my sweet potatoes is a great tool to have in the kitchen for washing a variety of vegetables.
  • If you don't have a good baking sheet, I highly recommend purchasing a heavy duty baking sheet that won't warp or twist in the oven.


Calories: 102.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 23.6g | Protein: 2.3g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 41mg | Fiber: 3.8g | Sugar: 7.4g