sweet potato


sweet potatoThe bake time for sweet potatoes will vary a bit depending on how big they are. Smaller sweet potatoes will take about 30 to 40 minutes to bake, whereas large sweet potatoes can take up to an hour. In order to make sure your sweet potato is fully baked, you can test it by piercing it with a fork; if it slides in easily, the potato is done.

Like with regular potatoes, be sure to prick the skin of your sweet potatoes before you put them into the oven. This allows steam to escape, so your potatoes don’t explode in the oven.

sweet potatoesThe best bake time for diced sweet potatoes is 30 to 35 minutes in a 425-degree oven. Make sure to turn over your sweet potato chunks partway through the cooking time so that they cook evenly. When they’re nicely caramelized on the outside and soft on the inside, they’re done!

Roasted sweet potato chunks can be seasoned in a variety of different ways, making them a nutritious and delicious side for just about any meal. You can balance the sweetness of the potatoes with spice by tossing your cubes with garlic powder and cumin before baking them. Or you can lean into the natural sweetness of sweet potatoes by adding cinnamon and a drizzle of honey. Of course, they’re also delicious with just a sprinkling of sea salt.

sweet potatoThe vegetable that we call a yam is also known as a sweet potato and takes about 50 minutes to bake, depending on the oven temperature and the size of the tuber. You’ll know your yams are finished cooking when you can poke a fork into the center and it releases easily. Cut them open and you’ll find soft, sweet flesh that’s delicious with a bit of butter, just like a regular baked potato.

If you happen to have gotten your hands on a true yam, the African kind that’s white in the center instead of orange, you’ll want to peel it and cut it into chunks before baking it at 350 degrees for at least 30 minutes, until the pieces are tender.

Many people enjoy sweet potato casserole, a yam-based dish topped with marshmallows and pecans. Try this delicious homemade sweet potato casserole recipe.

sweet potatoesSweet potatoes are a delicious and healthy addition to most diets, and there are many delicious ways to prepare them. The simplest is to bake them with the skins on as you would with other potato varieties. Like other baked potatoes, you can add different toppings and condiments to sweet potatoes for a tasty meal with lower cholesterol than other potatoes. The bake time and temperature for sweet potatoes is 425F for 45 to 50 minutes. You’ll know the sweet potatoes are done baking when they’re tender in the middle when poked with a fork. We recommend wrapping the potatoes in foil and placing them on a baking sheet. Sweet potatoes also make a delicious addition to soups and stews, and baking them in a sweet potato casserole can enhance their sweet and savory flavor.