Rosemary Parmesan Sweet Potato

baked sweet potato with parmesan and rosemary

I begin this post with an urgent plea: you must try this. If you like savory sweet potatoes like I do, you’ll go mad for this easy baked sweet potato recipe. You’ll dream about it. I know, because I did.

Due credit goes to my friend and neighbor, Matt, who improvised the sweet potato toppings. He chopped up some fresh rosemary from my herb garden, chives from his garden, and added a pat of butter. I grated parmesan cheese over the top, along with fresh black pepper and sea salt. End result? Magic.

baked sweet potato with fresh rosemary and chives

Try it. I insist.

Rosemary Parmesan Sweet Potato
Recipe type: Side
A simple, savory baked sweet potato. This sweet potato would be fantastic as a side dish or accompanied by a giant green salad.
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • pat of butter
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • freshly ground sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  1. Bake your sweet potato: scrub it with a vegetable brush and throw it in the oven at 400 degrees for about 45 minutes. I didn’t even bother poking holes in the potato beforehand.
  2. Slice the potato lengthwise, and squish the ends toward the middle a bit to open it up. Fill with remaining ingredients (amounts given above are approximate, use your best judgment).


baked sweet potato with fresh rosemary and chives and parmesan


  1. says

    I usually just sprinkle my sweet potatoes with a little cinnamon, but this savory combo looks great! I’ll have to remember to give it a try…

  2. says

    This looks so good! Rosemary and cheese is one of the best flavour combinations I can think of. Add a sweet potato and I’m in heaven!

  3. says

    Kate, I seriously want to make everything on your blog! Not only are the photos gorgeous, but the food looks delicious!

    I’m a HUGE fan of sweet potatoes and a die-heart fan of cheese but have never paired the two together. It sounds like a heavenly combination I must try! :)

  4. says

    Been catching up on all these amazing food posts. Holy cow. I’m definitely going to try this tonight. Thanks for sharing all of your amazing recipes :)

  5. says

    i love how the skin is so detached from the flesh of the sweet potato! i will be trying this combo soon – i usually cut them into slices (like fries) and drizzle in oil + spices like cumin, chili and tumeric etc!

  6. says

    It looks like magic – the photographs are just gorgeous. And what a great take on the usual baked potato – it sounds so much more flavorful.

  7. says

    you take awesome foodie pictures, i have to say :) but it’s a love/hate relationships when blogs like yours makes me hungry at night :(

  8. Erin says

    I think I’ve only had sweet potato baked w/ butter– this looks like such a yummy alternative! I’m going to try it for sure! -^_^-

  9. says

    Hi Kate. Just wanted to pass on how much my housemates enjoyed this for dinner tonight! We’ve all been under the weather and wanted something simple and healthy. This totally fit the bill but we couldn’t get over how incredible it tasted too!!! It was definitely more than the sum of its parts – we’re already planning to make it again this weekend. Thanks for a spectacular recipe!

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