Cancer Nutrition Consortium

Baked Sweet Potatoes & Yams

These nutritionally packed tubers are delicious with a little butter and eaten with a salad and steamed vegetables.

They can also be paired with Crock-Pot Pulled Pork for a heartier meal.

Serves 8.


  • 4 Sweet Potatoes Small - Medium sized
  • 4 Red Yams Small - Medium sized
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil


  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Wash potatoes/yams thoroughly under running water. Rub skin with olive oil and place on a sheet pan.
  3. Bake for 1 hour or until tender. Check by inserting a small knife into the tuber. If it goes in and out easily, it is done.
  4. Remove and let cool for 10 minutes.
  5. Optional: Slice lengthwise and fill with pulled pork.
Posted on: February 10, 2015

By: Chef Percy Whatley

Delaware North

Percy Whatley serves as corporate chef for the western region of Delaware North Parks & Resorts, as well as executive chef of The Ahwahnee, Yosemite National Park’s AAA four-diamond, historic national landmark hotel.