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Baked Sweet Potato

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 1 ingredients

Ah, baked sweet potatoes! I ate my first one years ago in Brixton, a West Indian area of London and it was love at first bite. It tasted so exotic. Fast forward to when...


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed and rinsed

Nutrition Facts


112 cals


0 g

Saturated Fat

0 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0 g

Monounsaturated Fat

0 g


26 g


6 g


4 g


2 g


72 mg


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Prick the sweet potatoes all over with a fork. Place on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes or until very tender. The baking time will depend greatly on the size of your potatoes.
  3. Split open the potato lengthwise with a pairing knife and pinch the ends to open. Fill with whatever fillings you like.

Chef Tips

There are several types of sweet potatoes and yams, from the deep red garnet and ruby varieties, to the golden yellow so called ‘white’ sweet potatoes that are often used in pies. All are delicious, all are good for you, and all are perfect for this recipe.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our Registered Dietitian Kate Ueland, MS, RD, CSO, a board-certified specialist in oncology nutrition, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the  Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed.,  published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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