Good, Old Fashioned Baked Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a popular ingredient in holiday meals, but why don’t we eat them more often? They cook up into a tasty chip, make a mean soup and are even delicious with just a little salt, pepper and butter.

Here’s a recipe for a simple baked sweet potato that pairs well with a main dish or can serve as a meal of its own with some chopped kale, nuts or cheese sprinkled on top. This recipe can be made vegan with a vegan butter substitute. Make it your own!


  • 4 large sweet potatoes, scrubbed
  • Coconut oil for brushing
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Butter or your preferred substitute to taste

Preparation Instructions:

  1. Heat oven to 450 degrees
  2. Brush potatoes with coconut oil and place potatoes in a glass cooking dish with lid.
  3. Cover and cook in hot oven for 40 minutes or until easily pierced with a fork.
  4. Remove from oven and serve hot.
  5. Season with salt, pepper and butter to taste.

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