Baked Sweet Potatoes

Baked sweet potatoes make for a delicious side dish on Thanksgiving or Christmas.  Serve with turkey gravy and butter.
Makes 10 to 12 servings


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10 to 12 sweet potatoes or yams (1 1/2 to 2 in. thick and about 6 in. long)
Turkey gravy
Butter or margarine
Salt and pepper


Scrub sweet potatoes and pierce in several places with a fork. Place potatoes on oven rack or in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake in a 325° to 350° oven until potatoes give readily when gently squeezed, about 1 1/2 hours. Slit open; season to taste with gravy, butter, and salt and pepper.

Created date

October 2003

Nutritional Information

Calories 172
Caloriesfromfat 2.6 %
Protein 2.7 g
Fat 0.5 g
Satfat 0.1 g
Carbohydrate 40 g
Fiber 4.9 g
Sodium 21 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg