The Best Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes Recipe You’ll Ever Make

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January 30, 2024
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The Best Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes Recipe You’ll Ever Make

Prepare for a dish so delectable, so delightfully crispy on the outside yet miraculously soft and sweet on the inside, that it instantly elevates your meal from mundane to magnificent. That’s the magic of our twice baked sweet potatoes, a recipe that is not only a treat for your taste buds but incredibly easy to make too.

about California sweet potatoes

A Word About Sweet Potatoes from California

Sweet potatoes may tantalize your taste buds, but how well do you understand them? There are some myths surrounding this root vegetable. First, it’s essential to note that a sweet potato is NOT the same as a yam. It also differs from its standard potato counterparts, which are tubers. And get this: the word is actually sweetpotato. According to California Sweetpotatoes, “sweetpotato” is correct because their product is not, in fact, a sweet potato – it’s an entirely different vegetable.

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From Soil To Table: Why Sweetpotatoes From California Are The Best

Sweetpotatoes are a powerhouse of nutrition, packing a wealth of benefits in every delicious bite. Grown in California, these tubers are not just low in calories but also brimming with essential nutrients, earning them the title of a superfood. They come with zero fat and cholesterol and are loaded with dietary fiber, which means they keep you feeling fuller and more satisfied for longer periods.

sweetpotato in sand

The unique climate of California allows these sweetpotatoes to undergo a natural curing process right in the soil, still attached to the vine.

This method, unlike the traditional post-harvest curing in storage sheds, is completely free of chemicals and significantly extends the storage life of the sweet potatoes.

When it comes to nutritional content, sweet potatoes are a true champion. They have more potassium per ounce than bananas and surpass carrots in their beta carotene content, making them a top choice for a healthy diet.

Ingredients List: Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Feta Cheese

  • 3 sweetpotatoes
  • 5 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 3 ounces feta cheese
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup toasted walnuts, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Tips And Tricks For Making The Best Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

There are lots of little tweaks you can make to this sweet potato recipe to make it your own, which is one of the reasons we love this recipe so much! Whether you plan to make sweet or savory twice baked sweet potatoes, remember these simple tips to ensure you always serve up the best Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes.

Caramelized Oven-Roasted Sweet Potatoes Are The Best Way To Impart Lots Of Flavor:

There are many delicious ways to cook a sweetpotato. Boiled, roasted, microwaved, or steamed, sweetpotatoes are always a delicious dish to serve at any meal. However, for these intensely flavorful twice baked sweetpotatoes we suggest the oven roasting method below.

A roasted, halved sweet potato that was face down in a skillet has been picked up with tings showing the camera a perfectly golden caramelized exterior on the cut side.

Perfect Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Nothing hits the spot like a perfectly roasted sweet potato! Tender and sweet, oven roasted sweet potatoes are the perfect canvas for all sorts of toppingsBut did you know there’s a secret to making the perfect sweet potato?

Strap in, because This Mess is Ours is about to walk you through the easiest, fastest, and most delicious way to roast a sweet potato (in the oven) step by step.

Click here to learn how to make the best oven roasted sweet potatoes.

How Long Does It Take To Bake Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes?

This recipe for Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes requires two separate baking periods: first, when roasting the sweet potatoes and then again after stuffing them. The first baking period is significantly longer than the second, so plan accordingly.

Can You Make Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes Ahead Of Time?

Yes! Simply roast, mash, and stuff the sweetpotatoes, place them on a parchment lined baking sheet and wrap with plastic wrap. The sweetpotatoes will hold this way for 1-2 days in the fridge.

When ready to serve, uncover the sheet pan and bake in a 400°F for 20-25 minutes to warm through.

What Type Of Wine Pairs Best With Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes?

When picking a wine pairing for this recipe, consider Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc. Their acidity pairs perfectly with the rich sweet flavors in this recipe.

Check out this article for more insides details about how to “style” California Sauvignon Blanc.

More delicious recipes with California Sweetpotatoes

A quick Google search of “sweet potato recipes” will give you literally thousands of results from all over the world. Honestly, it can be bit overwhelming to hone in on one that you want to make with so many options at your fingertips. Luckily, we have a few tried and true sweetpotato recipes that we know you’ll love, which will make the decision making process much easier in the long run.

Here are six more of the best sweet potato recipes from CA GROWN.

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Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Feta Cheese

Meg van der Kruik
Savor the perfect blend of savory and sweet with our Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Feta Cheese. Velvety sweetpotato mash mixed with tangy feta cheese creates a creamy and indulgent filling. Topped with crunchy toasted walnuts and a drizzle of honey, each bite offers flavors and textures that will keep you coming back for more.
3.03 from 43 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 233 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 3 Sweet Potatoes, about 1 ½ pounds, scrubbed clean, holes poked all over with a fork or knife
  • 5 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 3 ounces feta cheese
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup toasted walnuts, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Instructions
 

To cook the sweet potatoes:

  • Place a rack in the bottom third of the oven; preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Arrange the prepared sweet potatoes on one half of a heavy ovenproof skillet. Pour water in the skillet just to cover the bottom of the skillet. Cover the skillet tightly with aluminum foil and bake until the sweet potatoes are just tender, about 30-35 minutes. Transfer the sweet potatoes to a cutting board to cool. Slice the partially roasted sweet potatoes in half lengthwise.
  • Meanwhile, drain any remaining water that is still in the skillet, then return the empty skillet to the oven for 20 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes, remove the hot skillet from the oven and melt 2 tablespoons butter in the skillet. Place the halved sweet potatoes cut side down into the melted butter and return to the oven to roast until the edges are browned and crisp, about 18-25 minutes.
  • Once the sweet potatoes are cooked, allow to cool for a few minutes.

For the filling:

  • When the sweet potatoes are cool enough to handle, gently scoop the insides out with a spoon, being careful not to tear the skin.
  • Place the sweet potato flesh, 3 tablespoons butter, garlic, feta, and seasoning in a food processor and puree until smooth. Adjust the seasoning to taste.
  • Scoop the sweet potato mixture into a piping bag and fill each skin with the puree. *See recipe note.
  • Place the filled potato skins on a sheet tray and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.
  • Garnish with toasted walnuts and honey drizzle.

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Notes

If you don’t have a piping bag, you can use a heavy duty freezer zip lock bag. Or just use a spoon to add the filling back to the skins.

Nutrition

Serving: 1halfCalories: 233kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 4gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 661mgPotassium: 268mgFiber: 2gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 9691IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 101mgIron: 1mg
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