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A baked sweet potato wrapped in aluminum foil.
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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.

Course Dinner, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 146 kcal


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


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Rinse and scrub potatoes to remove any excess dirt and poke holes all over potatoes using a large fork.

  3. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper if you would like. (optional)
  4. Wrap potatoes in a large piece of aluminum foil, making sure the foil wraps around the potato at least twice. Secure the ends so no juice escapes the packet.
  5. 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.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
How to Bake Sweet Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 146 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 94mg4%
Potassium 573mg16%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 24132IU483%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.