These easy baked sweet potatoes are perfect for a side dish for a holiday meal! Made easily in the oven, these do not have added sugar, offering a more savory potato dish that is flavorful and easy!
This recipe is also great to make my Sweet Potatoe Soup. Both are great ways to incorporate the flavors of the season into your menu.
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Today’s recipe is an easy one for the upcoming holiday season. I love simple recipes like this one because I can use fresh vegetables and add a few ingredients I already have on hand to make a great seasonal side dish.
I also love the way all the flavors come together without adding extra sugar to this recipe. This allows the true flavors of the potatoes, dusted with herbs, to come through.
This recipe is a healthy sweet potato recipe option as it does not have syrup or sugar added.
I love adding fresh oregano, but dried oregano works well too!
Ingredients for Baked Sweet Potatoes
- Sweet Potatoes
- Olive Oil
How to Bake Sweet Potatoes In The Oven
Sweet potatoes are easy to make and are really inexpensive to make. The cooked vegetables can easily be used in salads and soups so it is a good idea to make a little extra.
For more great simple side recipes ideas, check out:
- Golden Cornbread – Making cornbread from scratch is so much better with this simple, delicious recipe.
- Classic Coleslaw – A classic side dish with a creamy dressing that is great at any time of year.
- Three Bean Salad – A colorful salad that is updated for a fresh take on this classic.
Are Yams Sweet Potatoes?
No yams and sweet potatoes are different. You can tell the difference in their skins – yams have a darker, thicker skin and sweet potatoes are a reddish color. Sweet potatoes can also be white or purple.
Baked Sweet Potatoes
Baked Sweet Potatoes
- 6 medium sweet potatoes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon butter or margarine
- Preheat oven to 350 •
- Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into bite-sized pieces.
- Grease a baking pan with butter or margarine.
- Add sweet potatoes to the baking dish.
- Drizzle with olive oil and stir potatoes so that they are in a single layer.
- Sprinkle with salt, pepper, paprika and oregano.
- Bake for 45-55 minutes until potatoes are tender.
You can use a bottled dressing in place of the oil and spices to save some time. Just add 3-4 tablespoons of an Italian or a Basic Vinaigrette salad dressing and coat before baking in a single layer.
How long to cook sweet potatoes in a microwave?
You can save some time by making the sweet potatoes in the microwave on high for 5 – 7 minutes.
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For another great holiday side dish, check out this cheesy cauliflower dish!
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