Food Hunter's Guide to Cuisine: Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

Monday, May 5, 2014

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

By:The Food Hunter

When it comes to spud choices, I prefer sweet potatoes over white potatoes, any day Although both types are practically fat-free (at least, before you add all the traditional toppings!) and provide a good source of potassium, sweet potatoes have more fiber and beta carotene, which boost immunity and bone density.

For me a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt before roasting in the oven is all a sweet potato really needs. But on occasion, when I want to splurge, I will spruce them up with a few add ins. I made the Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes below for a family party and they were a huge hit. Mixed with equal parts butter and cream cheese they are fluffy and flavorful and sure to please.

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
(adapted from Food Network)(printable recipe)

2 sweet potatoes, even in size and scrubbed
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
2 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Place sweet potatoes on sheet tray and bake for 1 hour or until soft. Remove from oven and let stand until cool enough to handle.

Split potatoes and remove the flesh to a medium sized bowl, reserving skins. In another bowl, add brown sugar, butter and cream cheese and the all of the spices and mash with a fork or rubber spatula.

Add the butter and cream cheese mixture to the sweet potato flesh and fold in completely. Add the filling back to the potato skins and place on a half sheet tray. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.


  1. This looks delicious! I would love for you share it on my Tasty Tuesday recipe link up here! Everything gets pinned and I would love to have you!

  2. My husband really loves sweet potatoes but you can only have them baked so many times! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, it looks delicious and I can't wait to try it. Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again next week!

  3. I've never had sweet potatoes with cream cheese but it sounds incredibly delicious! I'll definitely be trying these asap.

  4. I never really ate sweet potatoes until my met my husband but now they're one of my favorites!

  5. With cream cheese?! Oh my. These sound perfect!

  6. Sweet potatoes are delicious but I really only ever roast them, never have them baked like this. I might just have to give it a go sometime.

  7. We love love love sweet potatoes in our house....yum!

  8. We eat sweet potatoes all the time - we'll have to try this recipe soon!

  9. I adore sweet potatoes too, and love the idea of making a twice-baked version. I'd happily eat this, and nothing else, for dinner!