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Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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Twice baked sweet potatoes aren’t just for Thanksgiving dinner! Serve them year round with pork, poultry or fish for a mouth-watering, healthy meal.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Servings 4 servings
Calories 319
Author Cheryl Najafi


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt plus more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1/4 cup pecans chopped
  • maple syrup for drizzling


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Scrub potatoes clean under cool running water then pat completely dry. Poke several holes in each potato using a fork. Place on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for about 1 hour (depending on size and thickness) until just tender.
  • Using an oven mitt to hold the potatoes, cut off tops then use a spoon to carefully scoop out the insides into a bowl. Be sure to leave a ½" border intact along the sides and bottom of the potato skins for structure.
  • Mash sweet potatoes in the bowl using a fork until nearly smooth then add softened butter, brown sugar, salt and chili powder. Stir until completely combined. Add salt and additional chili powder to taste. Spoon the entire amount of mashed sweet potatoes back into hollowed-out potato ‘boats,’ mounding the tops.
  • Sprinkle top of potatoes with chopped pecans then return to oven for 25–30 minutes until filling is heated through and lightly brown on top. Serve nice and hot drizzled with maple syrup. Enjoy!


If you don’t have chipotle chili powder on hand, use regular chili powder or smoked paprika instead!


Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 712mg | Potassium: 790mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 19g