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Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 5 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Sides
Servings: 4
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking


  • 4 sweet potatoes or yams
  • 3 tbsp butter + 2 tsp melted butter divided
  • 1 oz cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp whole milk warmed, more if needed
  • Candied pecans lightly crushed, to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Scrub the sweet potatoes and pierce them on top several times with a fork.
  • Put the sweet potatoes on the prepared baking sheet and place them into the oven to bake for 50-60 minutes, until cooked throughout.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Cut off a thin slice from the top of each sweet potato.
  • Carefully scoop out the inside of the sweet potatoes and place them into a small bowl.
  • Add the 3 tablespoons of butter, cream cheese, brown sugar, warm milk, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Mash the mixture until creamy and smooth and there are no lumps.
  • Carefully brush the outside of the potato skin shells evenly with 1 teaspoon of melted butter.
  • Place them back onto the baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Spoon the filling back into the skin shells.
  • Return to the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and drizzle 1 teaspoon of melted butter evenly over the tops then add chopped candied pecans, and a pinch of cinnamon, to taste. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
  • Serve immediately. Enjoy!