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Baked Sweet Potato (How To Bake Sweet Potatoes)

A perfectly Baked Sweet Potato is easier than you think! Learn how to bake sweet potatoes easily and quickly with my foolproof method! Sweet and fluffy on the inside with a crispy skin, these baked sweet potatoes make the perfect side dish for every occasion. Go sweet OR savory - your choice!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword baked sweet potato, baked sweet potatoes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 143kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout


  • 4 sweet potatoes medium size, long and thin
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt or kosher salt


  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Set aside.
  • Wash and thoroughly dry sweet potatoes. Poke several holes in each potato with a fork - I do 8 pokes.
  • Drizzle sweet potatoes with olive oil and sprinkle on salt. Gently rub the olive oil and salt onto the sweet potato skin making sure to cover the entire potato.
  • Place sweet potatoes on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes or until the potatoes easily yield to an inserted fork or knife.
  • Let cool for five minutes before splitting open and topping with your favorite toppings.



Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 653mg | Potassium: 438mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 18443IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg