Low Calorie Baked Sweet Potatoes

Recipe for Baked Sweet Potato in Oven

These Low Calorie Baked Sweet Potatoes are just 91 calories and come with lots of serving tips! Perfect for a healthy side dish, or for meal prepping for the week, you’ll love this healthy baked sweet potato recipe!

Recipe for Baked Sweet Potato in Oven

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Low Calorie Baked Sweet Potatoes

Healthy Baked Sweet Potato Meal Prep and Storage

Meal Prep– These make great meal prep sides!! Make as many as you like and cool completely. Then add to a freezer bag or storage container for later.
Storage– Store in the fridge for 5 days or the freezer for 1 month. 
Reheat – Microwave for 1 minute, or add to an oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes until hot.  

Low Calorie Baked Sweet Potatoes

Recipe for Baked Sweet Potato in Oven

Low Calorie Baked Sweet Potatoes

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This easy recipe for baked sweet potato in oven makes the fluffiest, most delicious, absolutely perfect baked sweet potatoes!
Use these oven sweet potatoes for weekly meal prep, or as a delicious side dish. And see below for more recipes to make with these roasted sweet potatoes. I kept the recipe simple, this is a "per potato" recipe. But you can use the buttons to double or triple to make more servings.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 50 minutes
Cooling time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 1 minute
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving
Calories 91 kcal


  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Optional Toppings:

  • Butter
  • Coconut Oil
  • Seasoning salt


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Line a rimmed baking baking sheet with foil.
  • Scrub the sweet potato clean, then use a fork to puncture the sweet potatoes on all sides.
  • Bake until fork tender, about 50 minutes.
  • Leave on the baking sheet to cool, then slice down the middle and sprinkle with salt and pepper.


Try adding the following items to your roasted sweet potato recipes:

  1. Pumpkin Pie Spice and Coconut Oil – Baked sweet potatoes are sweet enough. Try adding in some Pumpkin Pie Spice and a teaspoon of coconut for a sweet vegan dish.
  2. Leftover Chicken and Salsa – Just add in come shredded or cubed cooked chicken and a spoonful of your favorite salsa for a delicious oven baked sweet potato recipe.
  3. Avocado, Cilantro and Hot Sauce – This is my favorite way to enjoy oven sweet potatoes!
  4. Top with Chili – My healthy chili recipe can be made vegan, or can be made with lots of protein rich meat. Plus it goes great served over baked sweet potatoes in oven.
  5. Scoop out and Smash – I love smashed sweet potato with a nice steak! Smash with the back of your fork, then add to a plate and top with a steak and a little pan drippings for a divine dinner!


Serving: 1potatoCalories: 91kcalCarbohydrates: 20.8gProtein: 2gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 191mgPotassium: 476mgFiber: 3.4gSugar: 6.5gCalcium: 4mgIron: 4mg
Keyword meal prep, Side Dish
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About the Author

Hi, my name is Audrey Johns and I am a 4 time best selling cookbook author! All 4 of my low calorie cookbooks are published by HarperCollins (the oldest publishing house in the US!) and have been featured on prominent TV shows like The Today Show, Rachael Ray and The Doctors. I am a low calorie and healthy recipe authority and my delicious recipes are tried and loved by thousands of readers. 

After a one year 150 pound weight loss (and I’ve kept it off for 13 years!) I started sharing all of my low calorie recipes with the world. They are always all-natural and geared around weight loss and weight management. I have even made some of these recipes with my Biggest Loser pal Bob Harper! Check out my weight loss story, my best selling cookbooks, and my numerous TV appearances by clicking here.

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