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Baked Sweet Potatoes

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


  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

Cook's Notes

Roast with the turkey; serve with gravy.