Baked sweet potatoes with spiced butter

Baked sweet potatoes with spiced butter
  • Serves icon Serves 6
  • Time icon Takes 2 minutes to make, about 50 minutes to cook, plus chilling

This baked sweet potato recipe is a less starchy alternative to traditional potatoes. The spiced butter adds warming winter flavours.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
299kcals
Fat
14.4g (8.9g saturated)
Protein
2.6g
Carbohydrates
42.8g (11g sugar)
Salt
0.5g
Calories
299kcals
Fat
14.4g (8.9g saturated)
Protein
2.6g
Carbohydrates
42.8g (11g sugar)
Salt
0.5g

Ingredients

  • 100g butter, softened, plus extra to serve
  • Large pinch of ground cinnamon
  • 1½ tsp paprika
  • 6 medium sweet potatoes

Method

  1. In a bowl, beat the butter, cinnamon and paprika with a pinch of salt. Spoon onto a sheet of cling film, then roll up to form a log shape and tie at the ends. Chill for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan160°C/gas 4. Split the sweet potatoes in half lengthways, then slice 12 rounds from the chilled butter and place one on each cut side. Bake the sweet potatoes for about 50 minutes until soft and golden. Serve with extra butter discs.

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