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Baked Sweet Potatoes

These easy-to-make baked sweet potatoes add an elegant, delicious, and healthy touch to your meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy, sweet potato
Servings: 4
Calories: 135kcal
Author: Marie


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes all similar in size
  • 4 small sheets of foil


  • Line bottom of oven with foil to catch drips from the sweet potatoes as they bake. They can get pretty sticky.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Wash sweet potatoes and remove any bad spots that you see.
  • Prick each sweet potato with a fork a few times around the potato.
  • Wrap each sweet potato separately in a square of foil.
  • Place each sweet potato in heated oven and bake for 40-50 minutes until done. You can tell it's done if the sweet potato is easily squeezed and gives when gentle pressure is applied, or when a fork can easily pierce the potato.
  • Remove from oven, unwrap, and serve.