The Best Baked Sweet Potato Recipe With Brown Butter, Bacon & Herbs

Easy 6-ingredient oven baked sweet potatoes with browned butter, bacon and herbs make for the best baked sweet potato recipe ever. This method for how to bake sweet potatoes will be your new favorite.


Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Author Maya Krampf from


  • 2 large Sweet potatoes
  • 4 tablespoons Grass-fed butter (you can also use ghee, but it won't brown as well)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon Paprika
  • Pinch Sea salt
  • 4 slices Bacon
  • 4 tablespoons Fresh herbs (minced; I used parsley, rosemary, and sage)
US Customary - Metric
  1. Preheat oven to 400° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Poke holes all over the sweet potatoes with a fork. Place on baking sheet and cook 45-60 minutes, depending on how large your potatoes are.

  3. While the potatoes are cooking, brown the butter. Place 4 tablespoons in a small pot over low heat until it bubbles. Wait a few minutes for it to start foaming and then it will quickly turn brown. Once it's reached a nice golden brown color, strain the butter through a mesh sieve to remove the milk solids (this is optional, just if you are avoiding lactose and/or what to keep these paleo). Stir in the nutmeg, paprika, and salt and set aside.

  4. Fry the bacon until crispy and chop into bite size pieces. Mince the herbs at this point as well.
  5. Once the sweet potatoes are done, slice them down the middle and fluff the insides a bit. Top with the bacon, herbs, and browned butter. You may also want to add another pinch of sea salt to taste.

Recipe Notes

Serving Size: 1 stuffed sweet potato

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Calories: 454 | Fat: 29g | Total Carbs: 38g | Net Carbs: 32g | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 12g | Protein: 10g

Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database. Net carb count excludes both fiber and sugar alcohols (though the latter are rarely seen on this site), because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.


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