Baked Sweet Potatoes

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This simple method of baking sweet potatoes harkens back to the way enslaved Africans cooked them in the fireplace.

  • 6Servings


  • 6 medium-sized sweet potatoes
  • 2 Tbs. vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. butter per potato


Preheat oven to 400F.

Wash sweet potatoes, and oil skins. Place sweet potatoes on rack in oven, and bake for 45 minutes.

When soft, split potatoes, scoop out flesh, and mash with butter and seasonings. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 150
  • Carbohydrate Content: 28 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 10 mg
  • Fat Content: 4 g
  • Fiber Content: 3 g
  • Protein Content: 2 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 2 g
  • Sodium Content: 50 mg
  • Sugar Content: 11 g