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Baked Sweet Potatoes (Cookie And Kate)

1 serving


50 minutes

total time


1 to 4 medium sweet potatoes (about 8 to 12 ounces each)


Preheat the oven to 450 (Gas mark 8) degrees Fahrenheit with a rack in the middle and another rack directly below it. Line the interior of a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper to catch any sweet potato drippings.

To prepare the sweet potatoes, scrub them clean with a vegetable brush under running water. Using a fork, prick the sweet potatoes about 6 to 8 times each, about ¼ inch deep.

Place the sweet potatoes directly on the middle rack, and place the prepared baking sheet on the rack below to catch any drippings.

Bake for 45 to 65 minutes, until the sweet potatoes yield to a gentle squeeze (if the potatoes are starting to drip from their pierced holes, that’s a good sign to start checking them for doneness). Serve as desired.

OPTIONAL: For improved sweet potato skin (in both texture and flavor), rub each sweet potato very lightly with extra-virgin olive oil before baking.


2024-01-07 -

Result: Perfect!

Recipe: 1 380g (12 oz) large sweet potato, olive oil, salt

Method: Poke 8 times with fork to create vent, then put deeper slice on top. Rub lightly all over with olive oil and salt. Put in top oven at Gas 8 directly into the rack, nestling it so it stays still. Put a tray or mat under the rack to catch droppings. Bake for T least 60 mins. turning optionally, until sweet potato is releasing blackened sugar.


Serving Size




Total Fat

0.1 g

Saturated Fat

0 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat

0 g


0 mg


124.9 mg

Total Carbohydrate

45.7 g

Dietary Fiber

6.8 g

Total Sugars

9.5 g


3.6 g

1 serving


50 minutes

total time
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