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Medium-sized sweet potato that has been baked in the oven.
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How to Bake Sweet Potatoes

Learn How to Bake Sweet Potatoes in the oven, it is the best way to get a fluffy and tender texture! Meal prep these healthy spuds to use in endless family friendly recipes for lunch or dinner.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Dinner, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Author: London


  • 1 ½ lbs. sweet potatoes about 4 medium-sized potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. oil olive or avocado, optional
  • 1 tsp. salt optional
  • ½ tsp. pepper optional


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Prepare the Potatoes: Rinse and scrub potatoes to remove any excess dirt and poke holes all over potatoes using a large fork. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Wrap in Foil: Wrap each potato in a large piece of aluminum foil, making sure the foil wraps around at least twice. Secure the ends so no juice escapes the packet. (Add a piece of parchment paper between the foil and potato, if preferred.)*
  • Bake in Oven: Place wrapped potatoes on a large baking sheet and bake potatoes for 45-60 minutes or until they are cooked all of the way through. You can test this by inserting a fork or knife into the thickest part or squeezing to see if they're soft.



*Alternative: You can also place the potatoes in a baking dish or on a sheet pan and cover the entire dish/pan with foil.
  • Nutritional information is calculated without optional oil, salt, and pepper.
  • To Store: Keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days
  • To Freeze: Seal baked sweet potatoes in an airtight container and freeze for up to 4-6 months.


Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 573mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 24132IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg