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Baked Sweet Potatoes topped with butter and brown sugar.
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Baked Sweet Potatoes

These easy Baked Sweet Potatoes make a delicious side dish or a meal on their own. With lots of options for toppings and seasonings, there's bound to be a combination you'll love!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 111kcal


  • 4 Sweet Potatoes
  • Butter and salt plus any other toppings desired see note


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Rinse, scrub and pat dry the sweet potatoes.
  • Place the potatoes on a rimmed baking sheet that has been lined with foil (easy clean up!). Bake for 45-55 minutes, until a sharp knife easily inserts into the center of the potatoes, and they are soft and tender if you give them a squeeze. Use a clean kitchen towel to squeeze them.
  • Slice the potatoes open and fill with your desired seasonings and toppings.


A medium sized sweet potato should bake for about 45 minutes. Adjust the bake time based on the size of your potatoes.
  • Brown sugar, cinnamon, butter and salt
  • Maple syrup, butter and toasted pecans
  • Sour cream, chives, salt and pepper
  • Blue cheese, walnuts and honey
  • Mini marshmallows, brown sugar and cinnamon (pop it under the broiler to toast the marshmallows a bit)
  • Beef, Turkey or Veggie Chili
  • Sloppy Joe meat
  • Taco seasoned beef or chicken
  • Black beans, corn, salsa and avocado
  • Shredded chicken tossed with BBQ sauce
  • Almond butter, granola, berries and honey
  • Peanut butter, sliced bananas, honey and cinnamon
  • Vanilla yogurt and berries
Nutrition fact are for the potato only (no toppings).


Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 438mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 18445IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 0.8mg