Savory Baked Sweet Potatoes

Easy to prepare with ingredients you probably already have. It takes the guess work out of what to prepare as a side.

Savory Baked Sweet Potato

A great alternative to a baked potato
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brown sugar, butter, cayenne pepper, maple syrup, onion salt, smoked paprika, sweet potato
Servings: 4
Calories: 157kcal


  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1 tsbp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp onion salt
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar


  • Preheat oven to 425°
  • Scrub sweet potatoes
  • Pierce multiple times, coat in olive oil
  • Wrap in foil and place on a baking sheet
  • Bake for 1 hour at 425°. Potatoes are ready when squeezed easily (make sure you use an oven mitt)
  • Remove baking sheet from the oven and place potatoes on a cutting board
  • Unwrap foil, leaving potatoes in the foil. Cut in half and score the potatoes
  • Cut butter into small pieces and dot the potatoes with it
  • Add maple syrup and sprinkle with smoked paprika, cayenne pepper and onion salt
  • Top with brown sugar and bake for another 5-10 minutes


Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 671mg | Potassium: 392mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 16337IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg
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