Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

These Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes are not only gorgeous, but the flavor is unbelievable! A sweet potato filling mixed with butter and bacon can’t be wrong!

Of course we love making regular Twice Baked Potatoes but these sweet potatoes give an extra boost of flavor, and they’re perfect for fall!

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with bacon on top

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

These Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes are a delicious fall side dish! We love serving these with a simple roast chicken or a steak dinner, and definitely as a holiday side dish! These sweet potatoes go perfectly with your Roasted Turkey or your Glazed Ham, you don’t have to pick. Just make them all. 

How Do You Make Twice Baked Potatoes?

Twice baked potatoes do require a few steps, but they are really easy to make. Start by baking a few sweet potatoes, in this case, until they are fork tender. You can see the natural sugars coming out where we pierced them with a fork before baking.

Baked sweet potatoes on a baking sheet

After the sweet potatoes have baked, cut the top third off of the potato and scoop out the flesh into a bowl. Leave at least a half inch border around the inside of the potato so it’s strong enough to hold the filling.

Mash the sweet potatoes with butter, sour cream, salt and pepper and a splash of milk or half and half. Fill the potatoes back with the filling and top with grated parmesan cheese and bacon bits or cooked, chopped bacon.

Sweet potatoes filled with bacon and cheese

Bake these Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes at 400 degrees for just about 20 minutes until the centers are warmed through. We like to do our Grandma Annie test with these and just stick a finger in them to see if they’re warm.

We do this with our family but if you’re serving these potatoes for guests maybe use a utensil. But for us, the finger works best!

Twice Bake Sweet Potatoes on a baking sheet after cooking

What Main Courses Can I Serve Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes With?

On their own or served with 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:

For Everyday Dinners:

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes on a black plate

Variations On This Sweet Potato Recipe

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!

Twice baked sweet potatoes on a black plate with fresh thyme

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!

Twice baked sweet potatoes on a fork

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Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with bacon on top

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 65 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

These Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes are so buttery and creamy, topped with crunchy bacon and salty parmesan cheese, it’s the perfect fall side dish!

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Ingredients

  • 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 (plus more for topping)
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (for topping)
  • Fresh thyme leaves for garnish

Instructions

  1. 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.
  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.
  3. 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.
  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.
  5. Garnish the sweet potatoes with fresh thyme leaves and more fresh pepper if desired.

Recipe Notes

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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