Sweet Potato: Nutrition And Recipes

We go over this tuber’s nutrition and provide you with a baked sweet potato recipe to try yourself.

Baked sweet potato recipe

Baking sweet potatoes in the oven is quick and easy. However, there are a few suggestions that should aid in this process, particularly, the temperature should be set at around 200º C, although this varies depending on the size and number of potatoes. Below, we'll teach you how to bake sweet potatoes in 4 easy steps.

1. Ingredients

  • 2 or 3 medium sized sweet potatoes

  • baking parchment or aluminum foil

2. Preheat the oven

Just like baking any other food, to bake sweet potato, first, you have to preheat the oven to 200º with both top and bottom heat, as mentioned before, for about 7 minutes.

While you wait for the oven to preheat, take the time wash these tubers properly. Make sure that you remove any dirt stuck to the skin and dry them off.

3. Bake well

Once dry, place these vegetables on a baking sheet previously covered with a piece of baking parchment or aluminum foil. Then, put it in the oven until they're ready (this could take longer depending on the size).

If they all weigh between 250-300 grams, it should take about 50 minutes for them to cook. However, if these veggies weigh in at more than 500 grams, then these potatoes will need at least an hour and a half in the oven.

4. Take them out, it's time to eat!

Once you take these tubers out of the oven, you need to make sure they are totally cooked. You can find out by poking them with a toothpick. If you can easily poke the sweet potato with a toothpick and it comes out clean, then you'll know it's ready to eat. After you take them out of the oven, let these vegetables cool down a bit so that you don't get burnt...and voila! Now you can try delicious oven-baked sweet potatoes!


Sweet Potato. (2004). In K. L. Lerner & B. W. Lerner (Eds.), The Gale Encyclopedia of Science (3rd ed., Vol. 6, pp. 3932-3933). Detroit: Gale.