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!
- 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