Baked Sweet Potatoes with Yogurt Sauce

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Yogurt Sauce

Use yogurt to add a deliciously unexpected Middle Eastern flavor to your sweet potatoes this Thanksgiving. Baking sweet potatoes seals in flavor without adding fat.


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes (12 oz. each), scrubbed and pierced
  • 2/3 cup yogurt, plain low-fat
  • 2 green onion, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon peel, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander, ground
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • fresh parsley (garnish), minced


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Bake potatoes until very tender when pierced, about 1 hour.
  2. Meanwhile, stir remaining ingredients into a bowl. Split potatoes lengthwise, top with some of the yogurt mixture and sprinkle with parsley. Serve remaining sauce at the table.

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