Baked Sweet Potato



Serving size

one 6-ounce yam
45 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied.

Baked Sweet Potato


6 ounce Yam, raw
1 tsp.. Unsalted butter
1/2 ounce Semisoft goat cheese
1 dash Salt


Wash the yam well.

Place the yam on a sheet of aluminum foil and place in the oven. Set the temperature to 325°F.

Bake the potato for about 40 minutes until it is soft. You'll know because it will give slightly when squeezed.

Serve with the butter and goat cheese. Sprinkle just a tiny bit of salt over the top.

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GERD / Acid Reflux

No specific GERD triggers.


This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.

Coumadin® (Warfarin)

This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Gluten Sensitivity

This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


This is a low sodium recipe.

Recipe Notes

More and more yams are being sold in America as yams. For the longest time they would be labeled “sweet potatoes.” Actual sweet potatoes are not widely available.

So why not call this recipe “Baked Yam”? Baked Sweet Potato just sounds better.

"By bedtime Nanny was at my side as usual, arriving with a large sweet potato, its tummy open with a spoon sticking out of the middle, tiny wisps of steam curling upwards and condensing on the handle. There is something about a sweet potato that cheers you up when you are low and it celebrates with you when you are happy. Sweet potatoes baked in their jackets have a very large comfort factor built into them."

Bryce Courtenay, The Power of One