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The Best Baked Sweet Potato Recipe

Master the simple but essential skill of baking a sweet potato. This healthy side can be paired with most everything, and provide a filling, slightly sweet alternative to your basic spud.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 645kcal
Author FoodFaithFitness


  • 4 medium-sized sweet potatoes
  • 4 tbsp butter cubed
  • 1 tbsp chervil chopped
  • 4 tsp Greek yogurt
  • 2 small red onions thinly sliced


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • With a fork, poke holes into the sweet potatoes and top each with a cube of butter.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until soft inside. Remove from the oven and transfer to a plate.
  • Let the cooked sweet potatoes cool down. Make a small cut in the top of each.
  • Top each potato with a dollop of Greek yogurt and garnish with the chopped chervil. Enjoy!


  • Chervil is an aromatic herb. While it belongs to the parsley family, it is not actually parsley. It has a taste not unlike licorice or anise and is used as a finishing herb (i.e., added just before serving) so it doesn't lose its flavor.


Calories: 645kcal | Carbohydrates: 103g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 439mg | Potassium: 1823mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 64974IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 212mg | Iron: 4mg