Baked sweet potatoes with honey and chilli

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Mark Hix on Baking

By Mark Hix

Published 2012

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Baked sweet potatoes are great with barbecues or as an accompaniment to a roast. I’ve found they also satisfy vegetarians as they have that little something that an ordinary baked potato doesn’t — especially if you scatter a little extra cheese over the top of them a few minutes before removing them from the oven.


  • 4 medium-sized sweet potatoes, washed and halved
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 40 g butter


Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6.

Score the sweet potato flesh in a criss-cross with the point of a sharp knife, transfer to a baking tray and season with salt and pepper. Divide the butter between the halves, then scatter over the chilli slices and cheese, if using. Spoon