Deeply Flavorful Baked Sweet Potatoes

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An extra-flavorful, easy way to make baked sweet potatoes even better. Whole30, paleo, dairy-free, gluten-free, CHEAP, and just plain good. The best baked sweet potatoes I’ve ever had.

 

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For a while, I called these “the best baked sweet potatoes.” Let’s agree that recipe titles that use the words “Best,” “Most Amazing,” “Perfect,” or “Crack,” are just lazy. We don’t actually know that it’s the best – Gordon Ramsey did not taste these – and since we’re writing a blog about sweet potatoes, it’s a safe bet that we’ve never done crack.

Crispy Baked Home Fries was an easy name, because that’s exactly what they are. So that’s what these are: deeply flavorful baked sweet potatoes.

What I’m really trying to say is that these are better. Deeply flavorful, just a touch different, and it’s worth your while to try them this way.

Until I made them this way, my sweet potatoes were just okay – as long as you slathered them in butter and brown sugar or maple syrup. However, when they’re baked this way, they don’t need a thing. Not that butter doesn’t make them better – because #BUTTER.

 

 

The awesome thing is that this method is cheaper than butter and maple syrup or brown sugar. It’s also:

Flavorful

EASY

Whole30

Dairy-free

Gluten-free

Paleo

and just plain good. The best baked sweet potatoes I’ve ever had.

 

Step-By-Step:

Sweet potatoes

Gather your potatoes, oil, and salt.

 

Sweet potatoes with oil and salt

Dump the oil and salt on them.

 

 

Sweet potatoes rubbed in oil and salt

Use your hands to rub them down so the oil and salt cover the outside of each one evenly.

 

Sweet potatoes ready to bake

Place them on a baking sheet (parchment paper optional for easier clean up).

 

Baked sweet potato ready to eat

Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 1-1.5 hours.

 

Baked sweet potato on a plate

Open, mash, eat, and enjoy.

Cost

Because you only use a tiny bit of oil and salt, this dish basically costs what your sweet potatoes cost. Since they aren’t part of the dirty dozen, I don’t buy organic ones. Aldi has the best price I’ve found – even compared to sales prices at other grocery stores.

 

Deeply Flavorful Baked Sweet Potatoes

An extra-flavorful, easy way to make baked sweet potatoes even better. Whole30, paleo, dairy-free, gluten-free, CHEAP, and just plain good. The best baked sweet potatoes I've ever had.

Author: Stephani Jenkins
Ingredients
  • 3 lbs sweet potatoes
  • 2 tbsp oil (grapeseed, avocado, and melted coconut oil are my favorites)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the potatoes in a large bowl or on a plate. Dump the oil and salt on the potatoes.

  2. Use your hands to rub them down so the oil and salt cover the outside of each potato evenly.

  3. Place them on a baking sheet (parchment paper makes for easier clean up) and bake for 80 minutes. Oven temperatures vary, so you may need to adjust your time. You're looking for potatoes that are nice and soft but not burned on the bottom yet.

  4. Let them cool for a few minutes then serve, mash, and enjoy.

Serve with:
  1. These go great with any kind of meat and veggie combo. You can also serve them filled with black beans, chili, or even alongside eggs and sausage.

 

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Deeply Flavorful Baked Sweet Potatoes - An extra-flavorful, easy way to make baked sweet potatoes even better. Whole30, paleo, dairy-free, gluten-free, CHEAP, and just plain good. The best baked sweet potatoes I've ever had. From CheapskateCook.com

 

 



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