Perfect 30-Minute Baked Sweet Potatoes

Perfect 30-Minute Baked Sweet Potatoes

Sometimes you have the desire for a roasted sweet potato, but not the patience to wait an hour for it to bake.

Sound familiar?

Often times I find myself longing for a baked sweet potato by the time dinner comes around, but waiting a whole hour more for it to bake is not something I long for.

So here is my solution. Cut the sweet potato in half. Seems kind of obvious because less mass means shorter cooking time, but when you cut the potato in half, you also get this amazing crispy crust on the face of the sweet potato. This adds so much flavor.

Top this with some black beans, corn, fresh avocado, and salsa and you have one of my go-to easy dinners.

With this method, you can put these in the oven, make a salad to go on the side, maybe even do a load of laundry real quick and bam, you have dinner before you even know it.

I know. I’m just over here solving one world problem at a time. 🙂

Perfect 30-Minute Baked Sweet Potatoes

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 25 mins

Total Time: 30 mins

Sometimes you have the desire for a roasted sweet potato, but not the patience to wait an hour for it to bake.

Ingredients

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cajun seasoning
Read the whole recipe on Layers of Happiness