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5 from 6 votes

The Best Yaki Imo Recipe

The best sweet potato you’ll ever eat: nutrious, creamy, and sweet.
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 1 min
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: sweet potatoes, yaki imo
Servings: 6
Calories: 103kcal


  • 6 Japanese sweet potatoes


  • Heat the oven to 325°F or 375°F depending on sweet potato texture preference. Wash and dry the Japanese sweet potatoes. Lightly prick the surface with a fork, if desired. I find that the potatoes don’t need it.
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  • 325°F for 1-1.5 hours depending on size for a super sweet fluffy cake-like texture or 375°F for 1-1.15 hours depending on size for a super sweet tender custard-y inside and crisp caramelized outside.
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  • Let rest for 10 minutes then enjoy warm! You can either peel the skins and eat the insides or you can enjoy the skins too.
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Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 23.6g | Protein: 2.3g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 0.01mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 542mg | Fiber: 3.8g | Sugar: 7.4g