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Baked Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar

Simple and wholesome, this dish can be easily matched with any main course.

  • prep: 10 mins
    total time: 50 mins
  • servings: 4
Photography: José Manuel Picayo Rivera




  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, (8 to 10 ounces each), scrubbed
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons packed dark-brown sugar

Cook's Note

Roasting sweet potatoes at a high oven temperature makes the skin delicious and extra crackly.


  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 475 degrees. With a fork, poke potatoes in several places. Arrange on a foil-lined baking sheet; bake until tender, about 40 minutes.

  2. Step 2

    Cut a deep cross in the top of each potato, and push the ends together to make an opening. Sprinkle inside with salt and pepper; dot each potato with 1 tablespoon butter and 2 teaspoons sugar. Serve.

Everyday Food, March