Baked Sweet Potato with melted butter
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Baked Sweet Potatoes

How to make the BEST baked sweet potatoes! We'll give you hints on how to get a crispy crust and fluffy potatoes inside. Plus the best sweet potato toppings!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to serve sweet potatoes, side dish recipes, sweet potato recipes
Servings: 4
Author: Julie Clark


  • 4 whole sweet potatoes (washed and dried)
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 tablespoon coarse sea salt


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • Wash and dry the potatoes.
  • Pierce the potato 2-3 times with a fork.
  • Rub oil all over the potatoes.
  • Rub salt all over the potatoes.
  • Place the potatoes on a baking sheet and bake for about 45-60 minutes. The exact baking time will depend on how large the potatoes are. The potato should be tender inside if you poke a fork into it.
  • Serve with butter, maple syrup, brown sugar or cinnamon.