Food Recipes Baked Sweet Potatoes 3.1 (2,488) 8 Reviews Baking sweet potatoes intensifies their sweetness, so they're pretty much ready to eat as soon as they come out of the oven; if you're hankering for a way to enhance the natural sugars, try drizzling the potatoes with maple syrup, or topping with brown sugar, cinnamon, and freshly grated orange zest. For a more savory dinner, top with caramelized onions, or garlicky chickpeas with feta and fresh herbs. By Real Simple Editors Real Simple Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter An article attributed to "Real Simple Editors" indicates a collaborative effort from our in-house team. Sometimes, several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The REAL SIMPLE team strives to make life easier for you. They are experts in their fields who research, test and clearly explain the best recipes, strategies, trends and products. They have worked for some of the most prestigious brands in lifestyle journalism, including Apartment Therapy, Better Homes & Gardens, Food & Wine, the Food Network, Good Housekeeping, InStyle, Martha Stewart Living, O: The Oprah Magazine, Parents, POPSUGAR, Rachel Ray Every Day, and Vogue. Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on November 16, 2017 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Hands On Time: 5 mins Total Time: 50 mins Yield: 6 serves Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 6 medium sweet potatoes, unpeeled 6 tablespoons unsalted butter ½ teaspoon kosher salt ⅛ teaspoon black pepper Directions Heat oven to 400° F. Pierce each sweet potato several times with the tines of a fork. Place the sweet potatoes on a rimmed baking sheet lined with foil. Bake until tender, about 45 minutes. Make a slit in the top of each sweet potato. Top with 1 tablespoon of butter and season with the salt and pepper. Joy Skipper/Getty Images Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 214 Calories 12g Fat 26g Carbs 2g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 214 % Daily Value * Total Fat 12g 15% Saturated Fat 7g 35% Cholesterol 31mg 10% Sodium 230mg 10% Total Carbohydrate 26g 9% Total Sugars 5g Protein 2g *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.