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Oven baked sweet potatoes

Baking sweet potatoes in the oven is the easiest way to make sweet potatoes. It will result in an amazingly soft inside with a sweeter flavor.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 potatoes
Cost: $2


  • a fork
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes


  • First, start by preheating the oven to 425 degrees F, then line the baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Scrub and rinse the sweet potatoes then dry them using a paper towel.
  • Using a fork, prick the sweet potatoes all over and place them on the baking sheet. Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 50 minutes to an hour, or until a knife inserted in the thickest part of the potato goes in without resistance.
  • Let the potatoes cool down a bit then slice down the middle and enjoy!


  • You could also cool the sweet potatoes completely them peel them and mash them for a delicious sweet potato casserole.