Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"We must eat to live and live to eat."
-Henry Fielding, Playwright

The refrigerator light goes on...

More and more yams are being sold in America as yams. For the longest time they would be labeled "sweet potatoes." Actual sweet potatoes are not widely available.

So why not call this recipe "Baked Yam"? I don't know. Baked Sweet Potato just sounds better.


Baked Sweet Potato

Servings: 1 | Serving size: one 6-ounce yam

Cooking Time: 45 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied.

Baked Sweet Potato recipe from Dr. Gourmet


Wash the yam well.

Place the yam on a sheet of aluminum foil and place in the oven. Set the temperature to 325°F.

Bake the potato for about 40 minutes until it is soft. You'll know because it will give slightly when squeezed.

Serve with the butter and goat cheese. Sprinkle just a tiny bit of salt over the top.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: one 6-ounce yam

Servings: 1

Amount Per Serving

Calories 273 Calories from Fat 64
% Daily Value
Total Fat 7g 11%
    Saturated Fat 4g 19%
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 17mg 5%
Sodium 213mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 47g 18%
    Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
    Sugars 1g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A 11% Vitamin C 48%
Calcium 2% Iron 8%
Vitamin K 4 mcg Potassium 1393 mg
Magnesium 38 mg