Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes Recipe

A twist on twice-baked potatoes made with yams and sweeter spices such as cinnamon and allspice.

How To Make Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

5 from 3 votes

Put a twist to the usual twice-baked potato recipe. Add in some autumn spices and serve this delicious dish on the Thanksgiving table. peop

Prep: 20 mins
Chill: 15 mins
Cook: 1 hr 31 mins
Total: 2 hrs 6 mins


  • 6 sweet potatoes
  • ¼ butter
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • ¾ tbsp orange zest
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • tsp ground all spice
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 egg whites


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Place potatoes on baking sheet and bake until just softened, about 1 hour.
  3. Allow to cool for 15 minutes.
  4. Slice off ½ inch lengthwise from tops of potatoes.

  5. Scoop out pulp, leaving ¼ inch thick shells.

  6. Reserve 4 shells; discard remaining 2.
  7. Mash pulp.
  8. In a small skillet, melt butter over medium heat.
  9. Add onion; cook until softened, about 8 minutes.
  10. Add brown sugar, zest, salt, cumin, cinnamon, pepper and allspice.
  11. Cook until sugar melts, about 2 -3 minutes.
  12. Combine onion mixture with mashed sweet potatoes.
  13. Stir in sour cream and cilantro.
  14. In bowl with mixer on high speed, beat egg whites until soft peaks form.
  15. Gently fold whites into sweet potato mixture.
  16. Spoon or pipe mixture back into shells.
  17. Place on baking sheets; bake until filling is just set and tops begin to brown, about 15 to 20 minutes.


  • Sugar: 18g
  • :
  • Calcium: 122mg
  • Calories: 348kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 74g
  • Cholesterol: 7mg
  • Fat: 3g
  • Fiber: 11g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Potassium: 1213mg
  • Protein: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 661mg
  • Vitamin A: 48197IU
  • Vitamin C: 11mg
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