Sweet potatoes are my jam. They’re not just for Thanksgiving and other winter holidays, you know—they’re good all year round! I like to cook them in a variety of ways, but one of my favorite ways is roasting them. Roasting the sweet potatoes makes them extra soft and tender, plus it lets their natural sweetness shine through. And don’t worry: no marshmallows required!
How To Bake Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are a member of the morning glory family and are native to Central America. They’re often confused with yams, but they’re actually two completely different vegetables.
Yams have a brown skin and white flesh while sweet potatoes have a tan or orange skin and light yellow flesh that ranges from moist to dry depending on how long they’ve been stored. While both can be baked whole or cut up into fries, here are some tips for baking them:
- Bake whole sweet potatoes at 400 F (200 C) for 35 minutes until fork tender inside when pierced with a knife
If you want crispy edges on your fries, try this method: Cut each sweet potato into wedges or cubes; toss them with oil then spread evenly over a baking sheet lined with parchment paper; bake at 425 F (220 C) until golden brown 15-20 minutes flipping once halfway through cooking time
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and have a roasting pan ready.
- Peel sweet potatoes and cut into 1-inch cubes, tossing them with olive oil, salt, and pepper in a large bowl as you go along (if you don’t have time to peel your sweet potatoes before cutting them up–I often don’t!–just wash the outside of each piece very well). Put the cubed sweet potatoes in the roasting pan; make sure there’s enough room between each piece so they can brown evenly without touching one another too much on top or bottom during baking time later on down below in step 3 below this one here now..
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Add the sweet potatoes to a roasting pan and toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Put the potatoes in the oven and roast until they are tender and easily pierced with a fork, about 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes before serving.
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
Add the sweet potatoes to a roasting pan and toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Put the potatoes in the oven and roast until they are tender and easily pierced with a fork (45 minutes). Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes before serving.
Baking sweet potatoes is a great way to add more nutrients to your diet and make a delicious meal. You can eat them as is, or add some toppings such as cheese or bacon for an extra boost of flavor!