Baked Sweet Potatoes

Perfect Baked Sweet Potatoes

Creamy and tender, these perfectly baked sweet potatoes are everything you want your potato to be. It's all the in the "secret step"!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Soaking Time 8 hours
Total Time 9 hours 5 minutes
Servings 4 baked sweet potatoes
Calories 300kcal
Author Heather Cheney


  • 4 whole sweet potatoes washed
  • 1 cup kosher salt
  • 8 cup warm water


  • Combine water with salt in a large bowl and stir until most of the salt is dissolved. Place sweet potatoes in water and let soak for 2-8 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  • Remove potatoes from brine and dry well with paper towels. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 45-55 minutes, or until a fork inserted in the middle goes in without resistance.
  • Remove from oven and serve hot!


Serving: 1potato | Calories: 300kcal | Sodium: 28293mg | Vitamin A: 140IU | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.2mg