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baked purple sweet potatoes served with butter and chive.

Baked Purple Sweet Potatoes

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: British
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 148kcal
Baked purple sweet potatoes make a great side dish or meal - Learn how to bake perfectly fluffy sweet potatoes with this foolproof recipe!
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  • 4 purple sweet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • sea salt and pepper
  • butter optional
  • chives optional


  • Preheat the oven to 220°C/425°F and place a piece of foil on a baking tray.
  • Wash and scrub the skins of the potatoes lightly to get rid of any dirt and soil, then pat them dry on a clean kitchen towel.
  • Grab a fork and prick the potatoes. The holes help reduce the baking time and allow the steam to escape.
  • Rub each sweet potato lightly with extra-virgin olive oil, and line them up onto the baking tray.
  • Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until they're soft inside when pierced with a fork.
  • Remove them from the oven, let them cool, season with salt and pepper, serve with butter and chopped chives on top, or and add your favorite toppings.



  • Place your leftover baked sweet potatoes in a shallow container and place them in the refrigerator, they can last in the fridge for 3 to 5 days.
  • Reheat them in the microwave (in 30-second intervals) or in the oven until they're heated through. 


Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 618mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 24983IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg