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Easy Baked Sweet Potatoes

Don't wait until the holidays to enjoy the honeyed flavor and velvety texture of this colorful root vegetable.

  • Servings: 4

Photography: José Manuel Picayo Rivera

Source: Everyday Food, October 2007


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. With a fork, pierce sweet potatoes all over, and rub with olive oil. Bake on a rimmed baking sheet lined with aluminum foil, until a paring knife inserted in center meets no resistance, about 45 minutes. Cut a deep cross into the middle of each sweet potato; push ends together to open. With a fork, loosen and lightly mash inside of sweet potatoes. Top each with 1 tablespoon butter.

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