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The Sweet Potato: 5 Ways to Spice up This Sweet Spud


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Baked Sweet Potatoes
Keep it simple in the oven.
Keep it simple in the oven.
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The traditional baked potato is a common side dish for steak, chicken and pork from the grill. If you want to add some sweet tang (plus a lot of fiber) to your plate, then swap out that baker for a sweet potato. Treat the sweet version just like you would a regular potato, baking it bare or wrapped in foil at about 375 degrees until it's soft all the way through. From there, the toppings are up to you. A little light butter is always a good option, while others stick with the sweet by adding a dash of cinnamon.


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