Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes are actually a recipe that needs to be baked three times in the oven. This is a cheesy, creamy dessert that is the perfect addition to any meal. If you love sweet potatoes and have some at home, you can make this yummy dish easily that is basically filled to the brims with nutrition. Sweet potatoes are not something everyone likes to have, but with this recipe, you will change everyone’s mind about them and make them fall in love with sweet potatoes. You can even feed this to the kids because it looks very appealing.
This Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes is actually made with a small number of ingredients. To make this dish, you first have to bake the sweet potatoes about an hour early to make sure they are tender for the main recipe. After that, you have to cut the baked sweet potatoes in half and peel the potato skins. You have to remove the sweet potatoes and mix them with butter, cream, paprika, and cayenne pepper.
Then the mixture goes back into the potatoes for another round of baking. The topping is then made with a mix of the rest of the ingredients and put on top of the potatoes, and they go in for a final round of baking. After that, the dish is done and ready to be served hot straight from the oven.
Ingredients For Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
- 6 medium sweet potatoes, washed
- 1/3 cup unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup half and half cream
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
- 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
- 1/2 cup crushed amaretto cookies
- 3/4 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
Step By Step Directions: Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
1 Preheat the oven to 400°. Place the sweet potatoes on a baking pan. Bake for 1 hour or until the sweet potatoes are tender. Remove the potatoes from the oven and cool for 10 minutes.
2 Cut a thin strip off the top of each sweet potato. Remove the potato from the skins, leaving about a 1/8″ edge on each skin. Spoon the removed potato into a mixing bowl. Add the butter, half and half cream, salt, 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika, and cayenne pepper to the bowl. Using a mixer on medium speed, mix until smooth and combined.
3 Spoon the filling back into the potato skins. Bake for 10 minutes or until the potatoes are hot. In a small bowl, add the amaretto cookies, Parmesan cheese, and 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika. Stir until combined and sprinkle over the top of the potatoes—Bake for 6 minutes. Remove the potatoes from the oven and serve.
And there you have it, a very healthy and delicious twice-baked sweet potato recipe that you can make at home in a matter of minutes, and it only takes a small number of ingredients that you can probably gather at home. This is a fresh yet straightforward recipe that will make you popular among everybody you serve it to, and they will finish the whole thing in a matter of minutes. Let us know what you think about this dish, and if you do make it, any and all feedback are welcome.