Oven Roasted Whole Sweet Potatoes

Truth be told we use our microwave for one thing and one thing only: cooking sweet potatoes. It's 5 minutes and the potato is steamy and soft! With a toddler and limited time, I can't argue with the simplicity. 

But taking the time to prep potatoes for the oven is SO FREAKING WORTH IT. It tastes like a whole different vegetable when it's little sugar and starches get the chance to caramelize. So much more flavor and depth! 

We've started to make a batch of 5-6 sweet pots at the beginning on the week and store them in the fridge, ready to pop into a recipe, quickly reheat in the cast iron or just eat cold. 

 

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Oven Roasted Whole Sweet Potatoes
Ingredients
  • 6 Sweet Potatoes
Instructions
Preheat oven to 400F. Make sure rack is in middle position.Scrub sweet potatoes gently to remove excess dirt.Using a fork, prick the potato skins all over several times.Place potatoes directly on the oven rack, leaving space between each potato.Place a cookie sheet on the rack below sweet potatoes so catch any drips. Roast for 45-50 minutes, rotating the potatoes 20 minutes in. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before serving.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 6 potatoes