Baked Sweet Potato

Any variety of orange- or red-skinned, orange-fleshed sweet potato can be used in this recipe. When shopping, look for sweet potatoes that are uniform in size. Personally, I prefer smaller potatoes.

Top potatoes with butter or with one of my two suggested sauces; Garam Masala Yogurt or Garlic and Chive Sour Cream (recipes follow).

Baked Sweet Potato

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 4 small sweet potatoes, unpeeled, scrubbed clean, each pricked lightly with a fork in 3 places
  • salt and pepper


  1. Adjust the oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 425°F / 220C.

  2. Place potatoes on a baking sheet and bake until tender, for about 45 – 50 minutes.

  3. Slit each potato lengthwise to open and transfer to a serving platter. Season with salt and pepper.





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