how long to bake a sweet potato

Baked Sweet Potato - How to Bake a Sweet Potato Perfectly

A baked sweet potato is delicious! We will teach you how to bake them with this simple guide and they'll be perfect every time!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword baked sweet potato
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 1 med/small sweet potato
Calories 130kcal
Author April Woods


  • Sweet potatoes
  • Oil This time I used coconut oil, but olive oil is also delicious
  • optional: seasoned salt cinnamon, butter


  • Scrub potatoes with cold water. Dry and set on a foil lined baking sheet. Poke lots of holes in your taters with a fork or paring knife. Be careful, these bad boys are dense.
  • Rub potatoes lightly with oil (and optionally sprinkle with a little bit of seasoned salt).
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 40 -60 minutes (depending on the size of your potatoes).
  • Serve with a pat of butter and sprinkle of cinnamon.
  • Enjoy!


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Calories: 130kcal