Friday, February 27, 2015

Baked Sweet Potatoes

We enjoy baked sweet potatoes and they are so healthy for us.  We like to have them with some butter melted on the the hot potato.. and then cinnamon sprinkled on them.... it is a wonderful way to eat sweet potatoes.

To make them, just scrub sweet potatoes, poke with a fork and bake the same as you would bake regular potatoes.
 When done, they can be cut open and served in the skin... or pull the potato out. Sometimes, we also slice them.....

Add some butter and cinnamon and it is a delicious treat. 

My husband had always hated sweet potatoes... the ones he had were always sweetened with sugar or marshmallows and he couldn't stand them.  After he got over the idea of hating sweet potatoes, he found that he really liked them when fixed this way... or the way I fix them in casseroles. Recently, he told me he "loves" sweet potatoes! Wow. :)

Sometimes we share a couple of potatoes among the whole family.... and sometimes we make enough and everyone has their own sweet potato.

Sweet potatoes are also quite easy to grow.... and some of the best sweet potatoes we ever had came from our own garden-they had such wonderful flavor. They can be sprouted for the garden and grown.... the directions for sprouting are here:

Easy Way To Start and Grow Sweet Potatoes
We enjoy having peas and cottage cheese with sweet potatoes... and also some cheesy bread. It makes a colorful and satisfying meal with lots of nutrition.

Sometimes, we have baked sweet potatoes AND regular baked potatoes at the same meal. Mmm good. :)

Sweet potatoes have enough natural sweetness that they really don't need any sugar, but they are wonderful when fixed in a more savory way.

Shared on:
Tasty Tuesday
Hearts For Home
Share Your Style
Thriving On Thursday
Paula's No Rules Weekend Party
Homestead Blog Hop
Wise Woman Link Up
Homemaking Party
Talented Tuesday
Tell It To Me Tuesdays
Try A New Recipe Tuesday
Teach Me Tuesday
Roses of Inspiration
Tuesday Talk
Mostly Homemade Monday
What'd You Do This Weekend?
Good Morning Monday
Art of Homemaking
Simple Saturday
Saturday Soiree
Dear Creatives
Mix It Up Friday
Fabulous Friday
Weekend Potluck


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you... they were, weren't they? We need to buy more and do it again soon. :)

  2. Yummmm! We often have it boiled or fried and coated with brown sugar here. :)

    1. We haven't tried them those ways... thank you for the new ideas. :)

  3. Oh are speaking my language! Baked sweet potatoes is one of my favorite things...and I fix them just like you do. I have one in the fridge right now that has already been baked and just needs warmed up...YUM!

    1. Wow... I am so glad to find someone else who likes this!!! :)

  4. I love sweet potatoes and they are packed with vitamins. I also love candid yams.

  5. My husband hates sweet potatoes too, but when I baked them crunchy with salt and pepper, he likes them a lot!

  6. We love baked sweet potatoes and usually eat them with butter and brown sugar😃

    1. Mmmm.... that sounds good too.... although I don't think my husband would like them with the sugar and I am just content that he now likes and eats them. :) Thank you for visiting.

  7. I have never baked sweet potato in the skin before, I normally peel them and bake them or boil them and then mash them. What a wonderful idea. I am not sure about the cinnamon but we may give that a go. Thanks for sharing this great post at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

    1. We like cinnamon on a lot of things... and with the health benefits it has, I am pleased that my family likes it so much. :) Thank you for the link up party.

  8. Yummy in my tummy! I love having a sweet potato with salad for I am craving a sweet potato :) Thanks for sharing at ROI. Blessings to you!

    1. That is a good kind of craving! :) Your lunch sounds wonderful!

  9. I just purchas ed some sweet potatoes over the weekend - my family also likes them with butter and cinnamon! I may just have to try growing them myself! :)

    1. I don't find many people who already enjoy sweet potatoes made this way, so I am glad to hear of another family who does. :) They are quite easy to grow. Thank you for visiting.

  10. We love baked sweet potatoes! Thanks for linking up to the Tasty Tuesday Linky. I've been this recipe to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board.