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Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 35 mins

These twice baked sweet potatoes are simple to make and so incredible for a side! There is loads of flavor from maple syrup, bacon, cheese and spices. 

Course: Side Dish
Keyword: Sweet Potatoes, Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
Servings: 8
Calories: 513 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
  • 4 whole sweet potatoes scrubbed
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 stick butter softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup preferably smoked maple syrup if available
  • 1/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon hickory smoked sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 ounces extra sharp shredded cheddar cheese
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375 and line a sheet tray with a silicone mat or tin foil. Lay the sweet potatoes out on the sheet tray and bake them for 50-60 minutes, until they are soft. While they bake, get out another sheet tray and line it with foil. Fit a cooling rack on the sheet. Lay out the bacon on the rack and get it into the oven to get crisp for 30-35 minutes. Take both trays out and let them cool for 5 minutes. While they cool, get out a large mixing bowl and combine the soft butter, maple syrup, ricotta, smoked paprika, salt, and garlic powder in it.
  2. Carefully cut the cooled potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop out the flesh without breaking the skin. Put the flesh through a potato ricer right into the mixing bowl with the rest of the ingredients. Then pour the milk into a small saucepan and gently heat it up until it starts to bubble over medium heat. Pour the hot milk into the mixing bowl as well and thoroughly stir it all together. Lay the skins back out onto the sheet tray and fill them with mixture to the brim. Sprinkle each potato generously with the cheddar cheese.
  3. Crumble the crisp bacon and evenly distribute it on top of each potato as well. Bake the potatoes again for another 20 minutes or so, until the skins are more crisp and the filling is bubbly. Serve them immediately on the side of your favorite main course when they are done!
Nutrition Facts
Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (1 twice baked sweet potato)
Calories 513 Calories from Fat 338
% Daily Value*
Fat 37.5g58%
Saturated Fat 17.8g111%
Cholesterol 85mg28%
Sodium 848mg37%
Potassium 182mg5%
Carbohydrates 33.2g11%
Fiber 2.1g9%
Sugar 16.7g19%
Protein 13g26%
Calcium 140mg14%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.