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Simple Baked Sweet Potato
Delicious side dish

Simple Baked Sweet Potato

Baked Sweet Potato is a simple side dish recipe that goes well with meat and meatless main dishes. It's quick, effortless, and hands-off.

Simple Baked Sweet Potato
We love potatoes. We love young potatoes, new potatoes, old potatoes, and last but not least, sweet potatoes. Today we’re sharing a quick and easy recipe for simple baked sweet potatoes that take only ten active minutes to make. They are the perfect side dish for celebrations or everyday weeknight dinners. We bake them with a simple dressing made with garlic, olive oil, maple syrup, and balsamic vinegar, which balances the sweetness perfectly.

Delicious Simple Baked Sweet Potato

If you haven't made baked sweet potatoes at home yet, this is an excellent beginner-friendly recipe to start. These are the top reasons why we like it so much:

  • sweet potatoes are naturally sweet and soft
  • the dressing balances the flavor beautifully
  • kids and adults love it
  • it's vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free
  • a delicious side dish for meat and meatless dishes
  • quick and straightforward recipe

Try this delicious Kale Quinoa Salad with Sweet Potato too.

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How to make Simple Baked Sweet Potato

In our opinion, there's no better side dish than roasted potatoes, but we like to switch it up and make baked sweet potatoes from time to time. They are naturally sweet and delicious, and they are baked pretty quickly. Find the recipe below; here's a quick overview for easier preparation.

  1. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into chunks.
  2. Season and place on a prepared baking sheet.
  3. Make the dressing.
  4. Bake until golden.
  5. Serve with herbs and salt flakes.

BAM Spices sponsor this recipe, and we use their BAM Spice, Mr. Potato Blend. However, if you can't get it in your country, make your spice mixture using salt, pepper, onion powder, dried parsley, and turmeric. You will need one teaspoon of that spice mix.

Simple Baked Sweet Potato before baking

BAM Spices Simple Baked Sweet Potato before baking

Seasoned Simple Baked Sweet Potato before baking

What to serve with Simple Baked Sweet Potato

Feel free to serve these Roasted Sweet Potatoes with a big bowl of seasonal salad, and you can quickly have a delicious meatless meal or serve it with one of these dishes:

Simple Baked Sweet Potato

BAM Spices for Simple Baked Sweet Potato


We don't recommend storing the Simple Baked Sweet Potato.

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Lets get cooking!

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  • preparation

    Place a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat it to 220 °C / 430 °F or preheat the fan-assisted oven to 210 °C / 410 °F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • season the potato

    Peel the sweet potato and cut it into larger chunks, approximately 3 cm x 3 cm (1 inch x 1 inch). Season with a teaspoon of a homemade mixture of sea salt, onion powder, dried parsley, pepper, and turmeric (or use BAM Spices, Mr.Potato mixture). Drizzle with olive oil and toss to combine. Arrange the sweet potato in a single layer.

  • bake

    Place in the oven and bake for 30 - 35 minutes at 220 °C / 430 °F (fan-assisted oven 210 °C / 410 °F.) Stir the potatoes once while baking. Drizzle with homemade dressing (next step) during the last five minutes of baking.

  • dressing

    Make the dressing. Dice the garlic and add it to a bowl along with olive oil, maple syrup, and balsamic vinegar. Season with salt and stir to combine.

  • serve

    Transfer the baked sweet potatoes to a serving plate. Sprinkle with coriander or parsley and sea salt flakes. Serve as soon as possible.


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