Let’s learn how easy is to bake sweet potatoes in the oven. All you need are sweet potatoes, olive oil, salt, and pepper. These sweet potatoes taste delicious as a side or even on its own.

How to Bake Sweet Potato in Oven

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5 from 3 votes

DIFFICULTY / TIME

Easy / 35 minutes

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September 8, 2021

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Sweet potatoes may be something new to us. Maybe a food we didn’t grow up with as kids. Often when we try something new, we can have lots of questions or maybe even avoid making it altogether. Such as how long you bake sweet potatoes in the oven and do you scrub them ahead of time.

No need to worry. We’ll cover that all here today. You can begin to realize that sweet potatoes can be a really satisfying and filling side. The addition of a baked sweet potato can also make a boring salad feel more inspiring and filling.

How to Bake Sweet Potato in Oven

SWEET POTATO VARIETIES

Sweet potatoes come in all different colors throughout the world from orange that you may often see in grocery stores to yellow and even purple. Sweet potatoes are a great alternative from regular russet potatoes.

HOW TO COOK

You can enjoy baked sweet potatoes in the oven in just 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 425 F / 218 C. Then rinse and scrub sweet potatoes to remove any excess dirt. You’ll keep the sweet potato skins on.

Slice the sweet potato in half lengthwise. Drizzle olive oil on the cut side. Sprinkle salt and pepper.

Place face down on the baking tray. Bake the sweet potatoes in the oven for 30 minutes.

How to Bake Sweet Potato in Oven

You’ll note that there is no need to use aluminum foil to bake sweet potatoes. We’re keeping it simple over here.

How to Bake Sweet Potato in Oven

Then transfer to a plate and enjoy with another drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle of salt and pepper. The salt helps enhance the flavors. You may enjoy drizzling my homemade chimichurri sauce on top. It comes together in minutes and adds a ton of flavor to the baked sweet potatoes.

How to Bake Sweet Potato in Oven

More Easy Side Ideas

If you liked this recipe, I think you’ll love so many of my sweet potato recipes. You can enjoy trying a super simple sweet potato oven baked fries or healthy sweet potato recipe with chickpeas and an insanely tasty sauce. There are so many baked sweet potato options out there my friend.

How to Bake Sweet Potato in Oven

5 from 3 votes
Let’s learn how easy it is to bake sweet potatoes in the oven. All you need are sweet potatoes, olive oil, salt, and pepper. These sweet potatoes taste delicious as a side or even on their own.
GUIDE
Course Side Dish
Cuisine healthy
Servings 3
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
INGREDIENTS

Ingredients

  • 3 sweet potatoes
  • Drizzle of olive or coconut oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of pepper
INSTRUCTIONS

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 F / 218 C.
  • Rinse and scrub sweet potatoes to remove any excess dirt. You’ll keep the sweet potato skins on.
  • Slice the sweet potato in half lengthwise.
  • Drizzle olive oil on the cut side. Sprinkle salt and pepper.
  • Place face down on the baking tray.
  • Bake the sweet potatoes in the oven for 30 minutes.
NOTES

Notes

You can also use a fork to poke holes into the sweet potato. Then cook the entire sweet potato in the oven for 40-45 minutes. This method will take longer so I prefer slicing the sweet potatoes into halves.
NUTRITION FACTS
Calories: 194calCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 4gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 124mgPotassium: 762mgFiber: 7gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 32063IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 68mgIron: 1mg
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