Baked Sweet Potato using the easiest method ever! Super simple, tried and true way that shows just how easy it is to bake a sweet potato.
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Oven Baked Sweet Potatoes

Baked Sweet Potatoes using the easiest method ever! Super simple, tried and true way that shows just how easy it is to bake a sweet potato.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: low-cal, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked sweet potatoes
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • sweet potatoes
  • butter
  • mini marshmallows
  • salt

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Scrub your sweet potatoes and cut off the ends. Place on a baking sheet lined with foil, parchment paper or teflon baking mats.
  • Bake for about 45 minutes to an hour. I baked my 2 medium sized potatoes for 1 hour. Adjust the time if your potatoes are larger or smaller. If you're unsure when they're done, the inside should read 210 degrees F.
  • Cut a large "X" onto each potato and pull back the skin a bit. It will just peel away easily. Sprinkle with a little salt and dot with butter. Add about 1/4 to 1/3 cup of mini marshmallows to the top of each potato. Return to the oven to broil for 2-3 minutes, or until marshmallows are toasted a light golden brown.
  • Serve sweet potatoes after they've been able to cool down for about 5-10 minutes.

Notes

How long to bake sweet potatoes Sweet potatoes will bake for about 45 minutes to an hour in a 400 degree F oven. I baked my 2 medium sized potatoes for 1 hour. Adjust the time if your potatoes are larger or smaller. If you're unsure when they're done, the inside should read 210 degrees. My digital kitchen thermometer is one of my favorite tools! My potatoes were perfectly tender and had a fantastic roasted flavor.