Learn how to bake sweet potatoes perfectly every time. Enjoy delicious sweet potatoes for an inexpensive and easy side dish.

Learn how to bake sweet potatoes in the oven perfectly every time. Enjoy delicious sweet potatoes for an inexpensive and easy side dish. Baked sweet potatoes make a perfect and healthy side dish. #eatingonadime #howtobakesweetpotatoes #howtocook #healthyrecipes #InOvenSimple #HowLongDoyou #oveneasy #HowLongto #Thanksgiving #OvenHealthy #Withoutfoil #howto #oven

How to bake sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes are so yummy and one of our favorite side dishes. They go with just about anything and everyone loves them!

Did I mention they are frugal? This is such a budget friendly side dish option and healthy too!

I often make several on Sunday and enjoy them during the week for a quick lunch with a salad. Yum!

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Learn how to bake sweet potatoes in the oven perfectly every time. Enjoy delicious sweet potatoes for an inexpensive and easy side dish. Baked sweet potatoes make a perfect and healthy side dish. #eatingonadime #howtobakesweetpotatoes #howtocook #healthyrecipes #InOvenSimple #HowLongDoyou #oveneasy #HowLongto #Thanksgiving #OvenHealthy #Withoutfoil #howto #oven

Ingredients for oven baked sweet potatoes:

  • 6 Medium Size Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp Sea Salt

Toppings:

  • 3 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
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How to bake sweet potatoes in the oven:

First, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Wash the sweet potatoes.  Dry and stab 6-8 times per sweet potato with a fork in various spots throughout the sweet potato.

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Drizzle the olive oil over the sweet potatoes and season with the sea salt.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.

How long to bake sweet potatoes?

Place the sweet potatoes on the pan and bake for 40-50 minutes until a knife can easily be inserted and removed and the sweet potatoes are soft when squeezed gently.

Serve topped with the butter, salt and pepper.  Enjoy!

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Topping ideas:

Serve topped with the butter, salt and pepper.  Enjoy!

My kids like to add cinnamon and brown sugar to their sweet potato. Sometimes I do too.

Just use what you prefer. You can’t go wrong with sweet potatoes.

What to serve with baked sweet potato?

So many options but here are a few favorites around here.

Sweet potatoes really go with just about anything. You can’t go wrong with this easy side dish. Just keep the main dish simple too and you are guaranteed to have an easy dinner.

Easy recipes like this are always a hit. You can make sweet potatoes for your entire family for less than one sweet potato at a restaurant. Plus, it is quicker at home and everyone enjoys a great meal.

Try this tasty recipe today!

This lovely sweet potato is so delicious. Feel free to use what you have on hand. If you do not have olive oil. coconut oil works great to coat the potatoes.

You will have crispy skin and a perfectly baked sweet potato that is tender on the inside. If you love sweet potatoes, you will enjoy this easy side dish recipe.

We also like sweet potato fries for another easy and delicious side dish option. Sweet potatoes are so versatile and delicious.

It is fun to change up the topping. Sometimes I will surprise the kids and top with a few mini marshmallows. 🙂 This reminds me of sweet potato casserole.

Money Saving tip:

Sweet potatoes tend to be cheaper in the fall months. Make sure you download our free What’s in Season? Calendar of Fruits and Vegetables in Season printable that will show you when you will find produce at its lowest price. That is the best way to save money next time you are making sweet potato fries.

I have learned over the years that shopping and cooking based on sales really helps our grocery budget. It adds up over time and makes a big difference in our budget.

It helps keep the grocery budget reasonable and feed a large family. By shopping when things are on sale I save money on groceries and it really helps our budget. Saving money and feeding a big family can be accomplished.

I cut our grocery bill by 50% off by following these 8 Tips for for Saving Money on Groceries by Menu Planning!

Everyone will love these easy sweet potato fries. It is the best side dish and really simple. I love how frugal it is too.

This is another great example of a recipe that is easy, tasty and budget friendly. This is really a huge help in your grocery budget and you can feed a crowd with these baked sweet potatoes.

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Print the recipe for oven baked sweet potatoes below:

How to bake sweet potatoes

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Learn how to bake sweet potatoes perfectly every time. Enjoy delicious sweet potatoes for an inexpensive and easy side dish. 
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 267
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 6 Medium Size Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp Sea Salt
  • Toppings:
  • 3 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Wash the sweet potatoes.  Dry and stab 6-8 times per sweet potato with a fork in various spots throughout the sweet potato.
  • Drizzle the olive oil over the sweet potatoes and season with the sea salt.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
  • Place the sweet potatoes on the pan and bake for 40-50 minutes until a knife can easily be inserted and removed and the sweet potatoes are soft when squeezed gently.
  • Serve topped with the butter, salt and pepper.  Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 267kcal, Carbohydrates 46g, Protein 4g, Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 4g, Cholesterol 15mg, Sodium 1338mg, Potassium 762mg, Fiber 7g, Sugar 9g, Vitamin A 32240IU, Vitamin C 5mg, Calcium 70mg, Iron 1mg

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