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Baked sweet potato on a white plate.
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Baked Sweet Potato

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, baked sweet potatoes, How to Bake Sweet Potatoes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 102.6kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan


  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • butter optional


  • Preheat your oven to 400°F. Give your sweet potatoes a good wash and scrub.
    Washing the sweet potato under the faucet.
  • Place the sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and poke 4 to 5 holes in each sweet potato with a fork or sharp knife.
    Poking the sweet potato with a fork.
  • Bake in the oven for approximately 60 minutes, or until soft. To test if they're done, poke them with a fork or knife. You should should feel very little resistance when inserted.



  • 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