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A fork scooping up some baked sweet potato.
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Baked Sweet Potato

Perfectly baked sweet potatoes! Top with butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, marshmallows, or yogurt! So many delicious options!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 5 mins
Servings: 3 servings


  • 3 medium/large sweet potatoes - mine were 10-11 oz each. You can bake more than 3 potatoes (I just had 3 on hand).


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil, for easy clean up. 
  • Clean the sweet potatoes by scrubbing underneath running water. Dry the skin. 
  • Poke each sweet potato with the tines of a fork. 
  • Place on baking sheet and bake for 50-65 minutes or until the thickest part can have a fork inserted with no resistance. 
  • Remove from oven and let cool slightly. 
  • Serve with butter, salt and pepper, or marshmallows, or brown sugar and cinnamon. 


If baking sweet potatoes that are smaller, start checking them around 45 minutes. 


Calories: 194kcal (10%), Carbohydrates: 45g (15%), Protein: 4g (8%), Fat: 1g (2%), Saturated Fat: 1g (5%), Sodium: 124mg (5%), Potassium: 762mg (22%), Fiber: 7g (28%), Sugar: 9g (10%), Vitamin A: 32063IU (641%), Vitamin C: 5mg (6%), Calcium: 68mg (7%), Iron: 1mg (6%)