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These Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes are so creamy and smooth in texture. Easy to make with very few ingredients and the perfect side dish for any occasion. They are topped with cheese, a hint of pumpkin spice seasoning, and some pecans.

Also, try my sweet potato chili or my roasted smoked sweet potatoes.

4 twice-baked sweet potatoes on a sheet pan topped with pecans and melted cheese.
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Twice-baked sweet potatoes are exactly what they sound like. They are baked twice! The first round of baking is the cook the potatoes to get it soft enough to scoop out to insides. The second round of baking is to get the stuffed potatoes cooked even more with your favorite toppings, making it even creamier and crispy on the top. An awesome Thanksgiving side!

If you’re after other delicious sweet potato recipes, why not also try my Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Wedges or my Healthy Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie!

Recipe Summary

  • Amazing textures. Being twice-baked means you get the best of both worlds! Super crispy skin on the outside and creamy on the inside – divine!
  • Healthy. Sweet potatoes are a great source of fiber.
  • A delicious sweet and savory topping. A lustrous mix of pecans, melty cheese, and pumpkin spice.
  • An easy side recipe. With only a handful of ingredients and minimal prep, you have a hearty and delicious side.
  • Great for Thanksgiving. These Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes are great for the holidays. Packed with fall flavors and is super satisfying.
  • Versatile. Add on your favorite toppings, these baked potatoes go well with so many things!
3 baked sweet potatoes on a sheet pan topped with pecans and melted cheese.

Ingredients you’ll need

  • Large Sweet Potatoes
  • Seasoning: Pumpkin Pie Spice, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • Toppings: Chopped pecans, shredded cheese, brown sugar (or coconut sugar).

How to make twice-baked sweet potatoes

  • Bake your potatoes. Wash the sweet potatoes very well. Place them in a baking tray and pierce them with a fork, then bake until soft. (should be about 20 minutes depending on the oven ).
  • Remove the flesh. Once the sweet potatoes are cooked remove from the oven and allow them to cool until ready to handle. Cut each potato in half lengthwise, then gently scoop out the insides into a bowl. Then, stir in the spices (pumpkin spice, cinnamon or nutmeg ) and using a fork mix to combine and mash the sweet potato flesh.
  • Bake for the second time. Scoop this filling back into the sweet potato skins. Sprinkle with shredded cheese and chopped pecans and return to the oven. Bake at 400°F for 8-10 minutes, until hot and melty.
  • Finally, enjoy those perfect baked sweet potatoes!
2 twice baked sweet potatoes on a sheet pan topped with chopped pecans and melted cheese.

Recipe notes and tips

  • Make sure to preheat your oven before baking the potatoes, otherwise, they’ll take longer to bake.
  • You can mix the potato flesh in a food processor, with a masher, or – in a pinch – with a fork.
  • To add a lovely smokey, toasted flavor to the pecans, you can toast them with a tablespoon of butter in a skillet over medium heat to add another layer of flavor for twice-baked potatoes.
  • If your Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes are not browning up as much as you’d like, you can pop them under the broiler for a couple of minutes.
  • If some of your potatoes are larger than others, you might have to pull the smaller ones out of the oven a bit earlier.
  • For an extra-special presentation, use a piping bag to pipe the flesh bake onto the sweet potatoes – looks gorgeous!

Frequently Asked Questions

what are the best toppings for BAKED POTATOes?

There are so many topping options for sweet potatoes. If you are making simple candied sweet potatoes here are a few topping options:
– Brown, Coconut Sugar or Cane Sugar
– Maple Syrup or Honey
– Pecans, Walnuts or Almonds
– Butter
– Cheese or Sour Cream
– Mini Marshmallows
= Shredded Chicken

Can you freeze baked sweet potatoes?

Yes. Tightly wrap the sweet potatoes individually using a plastic wrap and freeze for up to 2-3 months. When ready to use, simply remove and place in the oven to bake for about 20 minutes at 375 F or until heated or baked through. Also, frozen twice-baked sweet potatoes will last in the freezer for 2-3 months.

How to store sweet potatoes?

Uncooked sweet potatoes can be stored outside or in a darkly lit room away from sunlight. Places to store sweet potatoes in your house can be the pantry or the garage. It is best not to place them with other fruits and veggies. They can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 7 days.

How long do you bake sweet potatoes

The time it takes to bake sweet potatoes will depend on the temperature of the oven and the size of the potatoes. Larger potatoes or an oven set at a lower temperature will take a longer time to bake. Below you can find some approximate times, but be sure to check the doneness of the potatoes with a fork.

Approximate timing using medium-sized potatoes:

  • 70+ minutes at 375 F
  • 50-60 minutes at 400 F
  • 40-50 minutes at 425 F
4 baked sweet potatoes on a sheet pan.

Can I bake these sweet potatoes in foil?

This method is not preferred by many but for those who would like to use this method to bake your sweet potatoes, here is what you need to do:

How many calories in baked sweet potatoes

A medium-sized baked sweet potato with no additional toppings has about 100 calories. 103 calories to be exact. Calories for baked sweet potatoes with additional toppings will vary depending on the toppings used. Furthermore, the number of calories will vary between 130-400 calories per serving.

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Pumpkin Spice Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

By: Rena
Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
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Total: 55 minutes
3 baked sweet potatoes on a sheet pan topped with pecans and melted cheese.
Perfectly baked juicy sweet potatoes, topped with pecans, a hint of pumpkin spice, and some shredded cheese.

Ingredients

  • 2 Large Sweet Potatoes
  • ½ tablespoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • Pinch of salt and pepper

Topping

  • Cup Chopped Pecans
  • ¼ Cup Shredded Cheese, optional
  • Brown Sugar or coconut sugar , optional

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400°F. Place the sweet potatoes in a baking tray and pierce them with a fork, then bake until soft.
  • Once the sweet potatoes are cooked remove from the oven and allow them to cool until ready to handle.
  • Cut each potato in half lengthwise, then gently scoop out the insides into a bowl. Stir in the spices and using a fork mix to combine and mash the sweet potato flesh.
  • Scoop this filling back into the sweet potato skins. Sprinkle with shredded cheese and chopped pecans and return to the oven.
  • Bake at 400°F for 8-10 minutes, until hot and melty. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Make sure to preheat your oven before baking the potatoes, otherwise, they’ll take longer to bake.
  • You can mix the potato flesh in a food processor, with a masher, or – in a pinch – with a fork.
  • To add a lovely smokey, toasted flavor to the pecans, you can toast them with a tablespoon of butter in a skillet over medium heat to add another layer of flavor for twice-baked potatoes.
  • If your Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes are not browning up as much as you’d like, you can pop them under the broiler for a couple of minutes.
  • If some of your potatoes are larger than others, you might have to pull the smaller ones out of the oven a bit earlier.
  • For an extra-special presentation, use a piping bag to pipe the flesh bake onto the sweet potatoes – looks gorgeous!
  • Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.
  • Toppings: Cheese, pecans, walnuts, brown sugar, maple syrup, coconut sugar, honey, mini marshmallows. Spices like cinnamon, pumpkin spice, and nutmeg.

Nutrition

Calories: 297kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 6gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 138mgPotassium: 659mgFiber: 7gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 24411IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 104mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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