Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes have the perfect combination of sweet and salty flavors! A delicious, unique side dish for holidays and dinner parties. Make these potatoes ahead of time and finish them off in the oven right before dinner.
Of course we love making regular Twice Baked Potatoes but these sweet potatoes have an extra boost of fall flavor!
Why You’ll Love Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
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How Do You Make Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes?
Twice baked potatoes do require a few steps, but they are really easy to make and can be made ahead of time which is a huge time saver around the holidays.
- STEP 1 – Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Wash and dry the potatoes. Pierce the potatoes several times with a fork and place on a baking sheet. Bake the sweet potatoes for 45-50 minutes, or until they are tender and pierce easily with a fork.
- STEP 2 – Cut the top third off of the potatoes and then let them cool enough so that you can handle them. Scoop out the flesh into a bowl, leaving about a half inch border around the inside of the potatoes.
- STEP 3 – Add melted butter, sour cream, milk or half and half and the salt and pepper to the potatoes and mash until smooth. Fill the potato skins with the filling, dividing them equally between the four potatoes.
- STEP 4 – Top the potatoes with the bacon bits and parmesan cheese and place back into the oven for 20 minutes just to warm the potato filling and crisp up the tops of the potatoes.
What Main Courses Go Well With Sweet Potatoes?
Most any kind of protein will work. Here are some of our favorite everyday dinner and holiday recipes to serve these potatoes with:
For The Holidays:
- Beef Wellington
- Roast Turkey or a smaller Turkey Breast
- Apple Bourbon Glazed Ham
- Garlic Herb Roast Beef
For Everyday Dinners:
- Flat Chicken (our famous chicken cutlets)
- Simple Roast Chicken
- Cafeteria Sloppy Joes
- Creamy Chicken Marsala
- Ritz Cracker Meatloaf
There’s lots of different way to dress up these twice baked sweet potatoes, so get creative! We opted for a simple recipe with bacon and parmesan cheese but you don’t have to stop there!
- Walnuts or pecans
- Maple syrup or brown sugar
- Fresh herbs like sage, parsley or rosemary
- Different spices like cinnamon, ground ginger or cardamom
- Mini marshmallows for topping
Can I Keep These Sweet Potatoes Vegetarian?
Of course! Just leave off the bacon topping and use other ideas from the list we mentioned above. You can also swap out the milk or cream in this recipe for vegetable broth if you don’t want diary. The potato filling will be a little looser and not as creamy, but still delicious!
Looking For More Side Dish Recipes?
- Honey Glazed Carrots
- Steamed Artichokes with Garlic Aioli
- Potatoes Romanoff
- Sweet Cornbread Recipe
- Rice Pilaf with Almonds and Cranberries
These Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes are so buttery and creamy, topped with crunchy bacon and salty parmesan cheese. A delicious and unique the fall side dish!
- 4 large sweet potatoes
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons sour cream
- 2 tablespoons whole milk or half & half
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- Fresh black pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup bacon bits (can also use 4 strips of cooked, chopped bacon)
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (for topping)
- Fresh thyme leaves for garnish
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Scrub the potatoes well and then dry with a paper towel. Pierce the potatoes several times with a fork and place on a baking sheet. Bake the sweet potatoes for 45-50 minutes, depending on how large the potatoes are, until they squeeze easily and are fork tender.
- Cut the top third off of the potatoes and then let them cool enough so that you can handle them. Scoop out the flesh into a bowl, leaving about a half inch border around the inside of the potatoes.
- To the bowl with the potato flesh, add the melted butter, sour cream, milk or half and half and the salt and pepper. Taste the filling and adjust the seasonings if needed. Fill the potato skins with the filling, dividing them equally between the four potatoes.
- Top the potatoes with the bacon bits and parmesan cheese and place back into the oven for 20 minutes just to warm the potato filling and crisp up the tops of the potatoes.
- Garnish the sweet potatoes with fresh thyme leaves and more fresh pepper if desired.
This recipe can be easily double or tripled as needed for the holidays or larger meals!
- Category: Side Dish
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
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