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Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

December 30, 2019 (Last Updated: January 5, 2020)

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Twice baked sweet potatoes made with butter and Parmesan cheese. These delicious potatoes are a great way to enjoy sweet potatoes all year long. 

Twice baked sweet potatoes topped with shredded parmesan cheese on a baking sheet.

Twice baked sweet potatoes. You just can’t go wrong with these. They are so packed with flavor with only a couple of simple ingredients – sweet potatoes, butter, Parmesan cheese and salt and pepper.  These are perfect for a healthy lunch, a light dinner or as a side dish for dinner. 

I’ve made twice baked potatoes before, but this time I used sweet potatoes instead of russet potatoes.

Potatoes filled with mashed potato filling and topped with cheese.

Are sweet potatoes orange or yellow?

Sweet potatoes come in a couple of different varieties. I’ve chosen orange ones for this recipe, but you could use a yellow flesh ones too. Sweet potatoes are sometimes also called yams, especially in the grocery store. A true yam is actually different than a sweet potato.

Yams have a very tough, bark like skin and are not usually found in most North American stores. In most grocery stores you find different varieties of sweet potatoes, even if they are labeled yams. 

Steps to make twice baked sweet potatoes

  • Start with a medium sized sweet potatoes.  Wash and poke potato with a fork a few times. This helps allow steam release from the potato as it cooks.
  • Place potatoes on a baking sheet and place in a preheated 375 degree oven for 45 -60 minutes. 
  • Allow potatoes to cool for 15-20 minutes or until they are cool enough to handle.
  • Slice off a small section off the top of the potato. 
  • Carefully scoop out the sweet potato, leaving a small amount to help give the skin some stability.  Sweet potatoes with insides scooped out.
  • Place potato into a bowl and top with butter. Pats of butter on top of a bowl of orange potatoes.
  • Mash potatoes and butter together with a fork until smooth.
  • Scoop mixture back into potato skins.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper .Mashed sweet potatoes in potato skins.
  • Top with parmesan cheese and place back in the oven for 15 minutes or until potatoes are warmed through.

Can I make these ahead of time?

Yes, these can be made ahead of time. Once the potatoes are filled and topped with cheese, cover with foil or plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. When ready, just place in a preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes until potatoes are warmed all the way through.

Sweet potatoes topped with cheese on a baking sheet.

Tips when making twice baked sweet potatoes

  • Select sweet potatoes consistent in size
  • Straight potatoes are easier to work with, rather than curved potatoes
  • Always use a baking sheet. Sweet potatoes do drip when baking
  • Pierce potatoes a few times with a fork before baking
  • Leave a small border of potato next to the skin when scooping out the cooked flesh 

If you’re looking for other great sweet potato recipes, check out these recipes:

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5 from 2 votes
Twice baked sweet potatoes topped with shredded parmesan cheese on a baking sheet.
Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 

Sweet potatoes baked and then rebaked filled with a mashed sweet potatoe filling topped with Parmesan cheese.

Course: Side Dish, Vegetable
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked sweet potato, sweet potato recipe, twice baked sweet potato
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 261 kcal
Author: Kathy
Ingredients
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • Dash Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Start with a medium sized sweet potatoes.  Wash and poke potato with a fork a few times. This helps allow steam release from the potato as it cooks.
  2. Place potatoes on a baking sheet and place in a preheated 375 degree oven for 45 -60 minutes.
  3. Allow potatoes to cool for 15-20 minutes or until they are cool enough to handle.
  4. Slice off a small section off the top of the potato.

  5. Carefully scoop out the sweet potato, leaving a small amount to help give the skin some stability.
  6. Place potato into a bowl and top with butter.

  7. Mash potatoes and butter together with a fork until smooth.

  8. Scoop mixture back into potato skins.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper .

  9. Top with parmesan cheese and place back in the oven for 15 minutes or until potatoes are warmed through.

Recipe Notes

This recipe can be adapted to the number of servings needed. Plan on one medium size sweet potato per person.

Tips when making twice baked sweet potatoes

  • Select sweet potatoes consistent in size
  • Straight potatoes are easier to work with, rather than curved potatoes
  • Always use a baking sheet. Sweet potatoes do drip when baking
  • Pierce potatoes a few times with a fork before baking
  • Leave a small border of potato next to the skin when scooping out the cooked flesh 
Nutrition Facts
Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (1 Potato)
Calories 261 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 39mg13%
Sodium 372mg16%
Potassium 438mg13%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 18891IU378%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 187mg19%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

 

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    January 2, 2020 at 5:12 am

    5 stars
    I love that you went with the salt, pepper, Parmesan combination here. I’ve never been a fan of the cinnamon-sugar sweet potato. (It’s a classic Southern dish, but it’s just not my favorite.) I really enjoy sweet potatoes, and I really love twice-baked potatoes, so this combination is right up my alley. Plus, this would make for a great dinner as we come out of the holidays. Yum!

  • Reply
    Valentina
    December 31, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    5 stars
    Yummy! I could seriously eat these on a weekly basis. The butter and cheese put the already delicious sweet potatoes over the top! 🙂 ~Valentina And Happy, happy New Year! 🙂 ~Valentina

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