Baked Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes are a starchy and sweet tasting root vegetable that can be boiled, fried or baked. Sweet potatoes are very nutritious. They are a good source of fibre, Calcium, Vitamin B & C and Potassium. Baked sweet potatoes are great by themselves or as a side dish for lunch or dinner. Check out the recipe below.

Ingredients:

  • 3 Sweet potatoes
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pinch of salt/black pepper
  • Baking tray

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 180C/fan 160C/Gas Mark 4.
  • Wash the sweet potatoes, dry them and rub with olive oil, salt and black pepper.
  • Prick the potatoes with a fork and place on the baking tray.
  • Bake in the oven on a baking tray for 40 mins or until thoroughly cooked through. Give them more time if they require it.
  • You can wrap the potatoes in foil if you want a smoother skin. I baked mine without the foil. I wanted a crispy skin.
  • Once they are cooked, cut a line in the top and gently break them open.
  • Your potatoes are ready to serve. You can top up with any servings you want. I made beef and salad to go with these.
Baked and ready to eat 🙂

You can make plenty of sweet potatoes for the week and refrigerator them for 3-4 days. This makes them excellent for meal preps. You can also freeze them for later consumption.

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