Perfect Baked Sweet Potato

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Perfect Baked Sweet Potato
Recipe type: Vegetables
Serves: 2-4
Cook time:
Total time:
I love sweet potatoes and so I'm always looking for a way to copy restaurant sweet potatoes. You know there ones where the skin is separated and you have a creamy but not mushy sweet potato inside. This recipe pretty much hit the nail on the head!
  • 2-4 sweet potatoes
  • butter
  • cinnamon
  • brown sugar
  • pinch of salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F and set the rack to the bottom ⅓ of the oven.
  2. Place the sweet potatoes on a foil lined baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
  3. After 20 minutes, reduce heat to 350°F and bake for an additional 60 minutes.
  4. Let cool for about 10 minutes and serve!
For an extra special treat, once you slice the potato open, pour a little caramel sauce over it and top with marshmallows. Broil for about 2 minutes.

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22 Responses to Perfect Baked Sweet Potato

  1. lydia December 14, 2013 at 7:18 pm #

    how much amount of butter,cinnamon, brown sugar and pinch of salt do I put.

    • Joshua Trent December 18, 2013 at 4:00 am #

      Hi Lydia! It’s really to taste but I usually put about 1 tablespoon butter, 1-2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/8 teaspoon salt.

      • Anonymous January 2, 2014 at 8:34 pm #

        HI Joshua! Thank you :D! it turned out great! Thank you!

      • Beverly May 15, 2015 at 4:47 pm #

        Do you havE to poke holes in the potatoes before you bake them?

        • April May 30, 2015 at 5:21 pm #

          I never poke the holes and they turn out fine.

      • Jasmine June 28, 2015 at 12:25 pm #

        Do I need to wrap them in foil?

  2. Jennifer Griffen February 16, 2014 at 10:42 pm #

    This is the best method of baking sweet potatoes I have found…they came out perfect, so good! I didn’t use any of the ingredients, just the potato!

    • Joshua Trent February 16, 2014 at 11:22 pm #

      I’m go glad it worked for you too! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Rachel February 24, 2014 at 8:22 am #

    Will try this,as I love sweet potatoes.TY….Usually,I clean them and dry them with paper towels,prick them all over with a paring knife,them brush them all over with a thin coat of vegetable oil,place in my oval bake ware and cook at 350 for an hour,turning after 30 minutes….They come out crisp on the outside,all caramelizey,and soft on the inside with intense flavor….Open and add a little Maple Butter…Pretty Good eats.

  4. Heather @ Daily DIY Life September 19, 2014 at 9:52 pm #

    One of my favorite veggies! Thanks for sharing this. I will be including your recipe on a round up Saturday if that is ok. If it is not ok, please let me know I will remove it. Have a good weekend!

  5. Colleen Monaghan December 28, 2014 at 5:24 pm #

    I made these for Christmas dinner abd they turned out perfectly! Thank you!

  6. maureen February 10, 2015 at 12:41 pm #

    Would you change temp and/or time for white potato?

    • kathy hodges April 13, 2015 at 10:58 pm #

      For white potatoes, wash good, place in a large oven safe pan, I use my 5 quart covered pot I make chili in. add one inch water, cover and cook at 350 for 1 hour. You can also wash the potatoes and add small covering of oil to potatoe skin , or you can just wrap, with no oil.
      and wrap in aluminum wrap place on oven shelf and cook at 350 for an hour.

  7. jesse May 23, 2015 at 12:14 pm #

    I’m making this tonight, I love you!

  8. dana July 27, 2015 at 8:35 pm #

    I made these tonite absolutely amazing!

  9. aubyrn September 9, 2015 at 7:26 pm #

    I Took them out ten min early cut them open , put the butter brown sugar and cinnamon in them and added mini marshmallows and then cooked the last ten min … I am now dead . So good :)


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