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How To Bake Sweet Potatoes

I have been eating more sweet potatoes lately and I just can’t get enough of them. Cooking sweet potatoes in the oven makes a great base for recipes like my Sweet Potato Souffle.

I know I will be including them in my holiday recipes, especially for Thanksgiving, like my, Candied YamsSweet Potato Pie and my Sweet Potato Mac And Cheese.

How To Bake Sweet Potatoes?

I know some of you are reading this and saying to yourselves, ‘I know how to bake a sweet potato. ‘ I’m here to share with you tips and tricks on how to bake the best sweet potato.

Baked Sweet Potatoes

  1. Choose sweet potatoes that are firm with smooth skin.
  2. Preheat oven 400 degrees F.
  3. Wash your sweet potatoes to remove dirt. I wash every fruit and vegetable that comes into to my home.
  4. Line your baking sheet with parchment paper because sweet potatoes will release ooze juices when baking.
  5. Use a knife to cut through a third of sweet potato to make sure they cook all the way through.
  6. Bake them for about 1 hour, turning them after 30 minutes. Depending on the size you might need to bake them for longer.
  7. Cut sweet potato in the middle lengthwise, mash with a fork, sprinkle with salt, vegan butter and enjoy.

How Many Calories Are In A Sweet Potato

  • 103 calories are in a sweet potato
  • 23 grams of carbohydrates
  • 3.9 grams of fiber
  • 2.3 grams of protein
  • 0.2 grams of fat
  • 4 milligrams of calcium
  • 4 milligrams of iron

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How To Cook Sweet Potatoes

How To Bake Sweet Potatoes

Here is how to bake sweet potatoes that are easy to prepare and return nutrients and flavor of sweet potatoes. Oven-baked sweet potatoes are the easiest and most nutritious way to prepare them.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to bake sweet potatoes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4 sweet potatoes
Calories: 277kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line the baking sheet with parchment.
  • Line your baking sheet with parchment paper because sweet potatoes will release ooze juices when baking.
  • Bake them for about 1 hour, turning them after 30 minutes to ensure even cooking. Depending on the size, you might need to bake them for longer.
  • Remove the sweet potatoes from the oven and allow them to cool slightly. Cut the tops of the sweet potatoes in a vertical line, add a pinch of salt, mash the flesh with a fork, and add one tablespoon of vegan butter per sweet potato.

Nutrition

Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 216mg | Potassium: 766mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 32602IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 1mg