Dinner Ideas: Twice Baked Sweet Potato

by Vince & Stacy 06/28/2020

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With just minutes of prep and a little more than an hour of cooking time, you can make a great twice baked sweet potato dish ready to serve for your household. Here's a closer look at why it makes for such a healthy meal and what you'll need to pull it off:

Why It's A Great Dish

Sweet potatoes are highly nutritious, and a great source of fiber, vitamins and minerals. They help with digestive health, and studies suggest they can also help boost the entire immune system. Sweet potatoes also:

  • Include cancer-fighting nutrients
  • Support healthy vision
  • Enhance brain function
  • Assist with weight loss efforts
  • Just 200 grams of baked sweet potato (including skin) offers up to 769 percent of the daily value of Vitamin A, 65 percent of the daily value of Vitamin C, half the daily value of Manganese and 29 percent of the daily value of Vitamin B6. The recipe shared here contains 257 calories per serving and 14 grams of fat. 

    Twice Baked Sweet Potato: What You'll Need

    Here are the ingredients you'll need to make six servings:

  • 6 sweet potatoes
  • 4 tbsp of brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp of butter
  • 4 oz of cream cheese
  • 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp of ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp of ground ginger
  • How To Prepare It

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place the six sweet potatoes on a tray and bake until they are soft, approximately 1 hour.
  • Remove potatoes from the tray and allow the potatoes to cool.
  • Cut the potatoes in half then scoop the insides into a bowl. Keep the skins. 
  • In a separate bowl, mix together brown sugar, butter, cream cheese and spices.
  • Add the potato to the brown sugar mixture and mix thoroughly.
  • Use the combined mixture to fill the potato skins from Step 2. 
  • Place the filled potatoes onto the baking sheet and back into the oven for about 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and serve. The finished potatoes should be golden brown in color. 
  • This twice-baked sweet potato recipe is an ideal part of a balanced, healthy meal. It's also an ideal dish for vegetarians or those trying to introduce meatless meals.