Sweet Potato: Oven Roasted

How to oven bake sweet potatoes.

Health Information


  • Baking pan/cookie sheet
  • Aluminum foil
  • Fork


  • Sweet Potatoes


Food Preparation

  1. Line the backing pan/cookie sheet with aluminum foil
  2. Poke holes in the sweet potato(es) with a fork.  More is better than less


  1. Preheat oven at 450° F
  2. Cook for 30 minutes
  3. Rotate sweet potato(es) 180°
  4. Cook for 30 minutes
  5. Serve warm, or let cool for storage


  • Baking is the least healthy option for sweet potatoes – boiling (for mash) or steaming are recommended
  • Before cooking: Store potatoes in a cool, dark place with ventilation and they will keep for weeks. Do not store them in the refrigerator or they will turn brown and have develop a strange flavor.