The Perfect Whole Roasted Sweet Potatoes

For those of you who are avid cooks, this recipe might sound pretty basic to you. However, for anyone who is just beginning to cook, it’s important to know how to make a delicious roasted sweet potato. And, I am here to walk you through just how to do so!

What’s the perfect whole roasted sweet potato, you might ask? Well, The Perfect Whole Roasted Sweet Potato is roasted evenly throughout. Tender is best! The center must be tender, soft, and easy to enjoy with a fork. The outside skin should easily press down when squeezed. 

The Perfect Whole Roasted Sweet Potatoes

5 from 2 votes
Recipe by Madison Amara Course: Comfort Food, Dinner Recipes, Easy Recipes, Healthy Recipes, Low Cost Recipes, Side Dishes, SnacksDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

55

minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 large 2 sweet potatoes

  • aluminum foil for wrapping

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F/220°C.
  • Wash and scrub sweet potatoes.
  • Next, use a fork to poke sweet potatoes several times.
  • Wrap sweet potatoes loosely in foil and place on a sheet pan.
  • Roast for 55 minutes, or until the center is completely tender when sliced through with a knife. Serve and Enjoy!

Notes

  • Cooking times may vary depending on how your oven cooks. Add 5 minutes of cooking time if needed.

You want the inside of the sweet potato to be uniform in texture as opposed to it having some firmer parts and some softer parts. The two most important components when it comes to roasting sweet potatoes are Oven Temperature and Sweet Potato Size. Sweet potatoes must be roasted at a high temperature and be large enough to be enjoyable to eat.

Roasting sweet potatoes is easy and it requires very minimal work on the part of the cook. Just prepare them and let the oven do the rest! To make The Perfect Whole Roasted Sweet Potatoes, you will need two large sweet potatoes and aluminum foil for wrapping. To get started on making these, first, preheat the oven to 425°F/220°C. Wash and scrub the sweet potatoes. Next, use a fork to poke the sweet potatoes several times. Wrap the sweet potatoes loosely in foil and place them on a sheet pan. Roast the sweet potatoes for 55 minutes, or until the center is completely tender when sliced through with a knife. Finally, Serve them and Enjoy!

Poking holes in sweet potatoes before roasting them is a must. The reason you should poke them is that it allows the sweet potatoes to release steam. Or else, they would burst in the oven. That would be a huge mess to clean up! Poking holes also reduces the baking time. Roasting the sweet potatoes at 425°F might sound high, but it is the perfect temperature when it comes to roasting sweet potatoes. 

You can serve your sweet potatoes however you wish. To give you a few ideas, roasted sweet potatoes are great served as a side dish or topped with yogurt, berries, and granola to be eaten as a breakfast. Whichever way you choose to serve these whole roasted sweet potatoes, enjoy them to the fullest. Eat Well and Be Well!

1 thought on “The Perfect Whole Roasted Sweet Potatoes”

  1. You may also choose to “bake” a sweet potato, like an Idaho baking potato, in the microwave oven, giving each at least 3-5 minutes each, depending on size. Be sure to puncture the skin in several places but do NOT wrap in foil. Rather, put in covered glass dish with a little water. What the microwave can’t do is brown the skin, tho. This method is lots faster and uses less energy.

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