Oven Baked Sweet Potato Recipe

The baked sweet potato recipe that follows produces some yummy results. Looking over the recipe you will notice that I list the ingredients without exact measurements. This was not done by accident. 

For the best tasting sweet potatoes, every created, you'll need to taste and tweak this recipe to your own personal liking to get a real taste of home cooking

This is one of those recipe I cook up when I'm at home alone and have to cooking dinner for one person. But you can use the same recipe to feed a family of 3 or 4. When I really need a quick and easy side dish I turn to this recipe. 

I often prepare this oven baked potato as my side dish when I grilled steak and this combination taste so great to me. Again for best results you should tweak this simple recipe to suit your individual tastes.

Oven Baked Sweet Potato Recipe

Recipe Ingredients:

  • sweet potatoes
  • sugar
  • ground cinnamon
  • ground nutmeg
  • fresh orange juice
  • lemon zest
  • salted butter (melted)

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°Fahrenheit.
  2. Peal skin from potatoes and discard.  Then gently wash sweet potatoes under running cold water.  Pat dry and arrange potatoes into a single layer on a baking dish.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange juice, and lemon zest.  Mix well and adjust ingredients to taste.   Mixture should be wet.
  4. Spread melted butter evenly over potatoes then generously add wet mixture.
  5. Bake sweet potatoes on center oven rack until easily pierced with a fork, about 1-1/2 hours.

Serve with your favorite meat dish and another side dish.

Oven-baked sweet potatoes make for a delicious side dish, and there are so many great options for what to serve with them. For a savory option, try topping with some freshly grilled vegetables or a simply eating the baked potato wit tossed salad.

For something sweeter, you can’t go wrong with a dollop of honey or your favorite nut butter. To give your sweet potatoes an extra touch of flavor, sprinkle on some herbs like thyme or rosemary.

And if you want to mix up the flavor even more, consider adding in some garlic, onion powder, chili flakes, or bacon bits. With all of these options, you’re sure to find the perfect accompaniments for your delicious oven-baked sweet potato!

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