Baked Sweet Potato Es Recipe

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Learn how to bake sweet potatoes with these tips & tricks! Enjoy them with butter, salt và pepper, or in one of my favorite baked sweet potato recipes.

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When the air starts lớn get crisp in the fall, I start craving two things: a bowl of soup and a big, puffy baked sweet potato. Both are warming, cozy, và healthy. But while making butternut squash soup might be one of my favorite Sunday activities, a baked sweet potato is my weeknight standby. They’re incredibly easy lớn make, as your oven does 95% of the work. While they bake, you’re không tính phí to do as you please! Prep the remaining components of your meal, finish up with the day’s work, or catch up with family or friends. Then, take them out of the oven, đứng đầu them to your liking, and dig in lớn a yummy baked sweet potato dinner!

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How to lớn Bake Sweet Potatoes

For a long time, I thought I didn’t like sweet potatoes. When I was growing up, I only ever had them in casserole form, smothered in marshmallows và brown sugar. Turns out, I love sweet potatoes, but I have to prepare them the right way! I like mine puffy, with caramelized edges và a crispy skin. Here’s how I make them:

Preheat the oven khổng lồ 425°F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.Use a fork khổng lồ poke holes into the sweet potatoes, and set them on the baking sheet.Roast for 40 khổng lồ 50 minutes, or until the skin has puffed up and you can easily pierce them with a fork.

The most important thing to lưu ý here is that I DON’T wrap them in foil.

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If you do, the sweet potato flesh will still cook, but the skin will be very moist and almost slimy. In order lớn get delectable, puffed up crispy skin và caramelization on the outside of each baked potato, place them onto the baking sheet bare!

If you’re in a hurry, you can also roast sweet potato halves for 30 minutes. Slice the potatoes in half lengthwise, rub them with olive oil, sprinkle with salt & pepper, và cook cut-side up until lightly browned & tender.

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Oven Baked Sweet Potato Recipes

Of course, a perfect baked sweet potato with butter, salt, pepper, & a sprinkle of chives is great, but your options for baked sweet potato recipes don’t kết thúc there. Khổng lồ make one into a full meal, I lượt thích to stuff it with a flavorful veggie filling and a yummy sauce. Find my 4 favorite fillings for stuffed sweet potatoes here, or click the picture below.

If you’re serving your oven baked sweet potatoes as a side dish, pair them with your favorite protein or vegetarian chili. For a topping, stick khổng lồ butter, Greek yogurt, or sour cream, or try adding a dollop of cilantro lime dressing, tzatziki, chipotle sauce, pesto, guacamole, or a drizzle of tahini sauce.

If you have leftover baked sweet potatoes, save the soft flesh for another recipe. I blend it into the frosting of my vegan chocolate cake, transform it into a luscious Alfredo sauce, use it khổng lồ bind quesadillas, or phối it into hummus!

Do you have any favorite baked sweet potato recipes? Let me know in the comments!

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If you love this baked sweet potato recipe…

Try these 4 stuffed sweet potato variations (pictured above), baked sweet potato fries, sweet potato tacos, twice baked sweet potatoes, or this sweet potato casserole next!