Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Planks

Makes 8 servings of 4 planks each

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  • 1½ pounds (about 2 large) fresh sweet potatoes
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • Non-stick cooking spray


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Wash your hands well with soap and hot water.
  3. Scrub the potatoes under cool water. Use a knife to cut off any bad spots. Do not peel them.
  4. Cut each potato in half the long way. Place each half cut-side down on a firm surface. Cut each half into 8 wedges or plank-size fries.
  5. Spread the potato planks evenly on the cookie sheet.
  6. Spray them with nonstick cooking spray.
  7. Sprinkle salt and pepper evenly over the planks.
  8. Place the cookie sheet into the oven. Bake for about 20 to 30 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.
  9. Remove the potato planks from the oven and serve.
  10. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.