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Baked Sweet Potatoes with Raisins

The recipe of baked sweet potatoes with raisins has the popular combination of sweet and salty that many people seem to enjoy quite a lot. It's a perfect holiday side dish, specially for Thanksgiving day dinner.

As you probably know the sweet potatoes are not the same as the regular potatoes.

But they are also root vegetables like the yam, carrots and cassava.

Preparation Time: 7 minutes

Cooking Time: 60 minutes

Servings: 6


  • 4 sweet potatoes peeled
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt to taste (optional)
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 0.75 ounces of raisins (half small box)


  1. First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (177°C). Raisins

  2. Melt the butter in a small pan.

  3. Cut the sweet potatoes in smaller pieces.

  4. In a container mix the sweet potatoes with the raisins and the garlic powder.

  5. Next, place the sweet potatoes mix in a baking sheet evenly.

  6. Pour the butter (and salt) over the sweet potatoes with raisins.

  7. Bake for about 1 hour or until tender.

  8. Now add some sour cream and you are ready to eat your baked sweet potatoes with raisins.

Raisins are very popular when cooking bread stuffing recipes. But they are not limited to stuffing recipes only. Actually, the sweetness of raisins complements the sweet potatoes; and that's why this simple dish serves better as a side dish instead of a dessert.


Sour cream is a great topping, not only for sweet potatoes but for many potato recipes, too. Baked, mashed, or even for soups, sour cream is very popular. Besides sour cream, another very popular topping are pecans. If you like pecans, sprinkle 1 or 2 tablespoons of chopped pecans over sweet potatoes. This will make sweet potatoes have a crunchy texture.

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