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Easy Oven Baked Sweet Potatoes (How to Bake Sweet Potatoes)

Baked Sweet Potato

Making a perfectly baked sweet potato is easier then you think! With only a few minutes of prep, easy ingredients then baked in the oven. Sweet and fluffy on the inside with the perfectly crispy skin, this baked sweet potato recipe makes the perfect side dish for any occasion.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword baked sweet potato fries, baked vegetable, sweet potato
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 194kcal
Author Lauren



  • Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
  • Line a sheet pan with foil or parchment paper.
  • Wash the sweet potatoes well and make sure you have gotten off any dirt or debris. You can use a veggie brush to get them clean if you want to.
  • Take a fork and pierce the skin of the potato 8-10 times, don't skip this step or you will end up with a large mess in the oven.
  • Place the potatoes on the sheet pan and bake for 45-55 minutes or until a fork can go in easily to the flesh.
  • Remove from the oven when done baking, allow to cool for 5 minutes and then serve as desired.


Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 762mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 32063IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 1mg