Thanksgiving Twice Baked Pumpkin-Sweet Potatoes

Megan Todd


Sweet Potatoes are a MUST have on our Holiday Menu and anytime throughout the year! We Love them Especially my son!! I asked him what kind of sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving this year and he said "All of them!" haha. Well, It was unanimous that the family wanted this recipe and mashed sweet potato casserole. I made this one tonight.
It is an easy recipe with a nice creamy texture and a hint of sweetness. Add in the fresh ginger and they'll be begging for more!
A Great Dish to add to any Holiday meal!
This dish can be prepared the night before & baked prior to serving.

★★★★★ 5 votes
15 Min
1 Hr 30 Min

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This recipe is a great way to jazz up sweet potatoes. I loved the creaminess that the cream cheese added and then the pumpkin, nuts and bacon make this really tasty. These would be a great addition to your holiday table!


4 medium
sweet potatoes, skins on and cleaned
4 oz
cream cheese
4 Tbsp
butter, softened
4 Tbsp
brown sugar, light
1/2 c
pumpkin puree or pumpkin butter
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
cinnamon, optional
1 Tbsp
ginger, fresh grated
1 tsp
chopped pecans (optional)
crumbled crisp bacon (optional)


1Preheat Oven to 400 degrees F.

Clean potatoes, be sure to remove all string roots. Poke with a fork several times. (A nice way to take out your frustrations haha)
2Line a cookie sheet with foil. Place sweet potatoes on lined cookie sheet. Drizzle extra virgin olive oil sparingly over potatoes. (optional). Bake @ 400 degrees F for one hour or until a fork can easily go in and out of potato.
3Remove potatoes from oven. Leave oven on. Allow to cool for 15 minutes. Cut potatoes in half.
4Using an ice cream scoop, scoop out meat of potato leaving skin intact & place in a bowl. I leave a bit of the meat of potato on the edges to keep the skin from tearing.
5Place potatoes back on baking sheet, skin side down.

Add room temp cream cheese, butter, pumpkin or pumpkin butter, fresh grated ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar and vanilla to the sweet potatoes. Using a potato masher, combine all ingredients until you have a nice smooth mixture.
6Spoon the mixture back into the potato skins. You can add a bit more fresh grated ginger to each potato if you prefer.

(If preparing ahead of time, stop here and refrigerate overnight, allow to sit at room temp for 15-20 minutes before baking.)
Bake an additional 20-30 minutes.
7Sprinkle with optional chopped walnuts & crumbled crisp bacon and serve hot.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Wheat Free
Collection: Thanksgiving Table
Other Tag: For Kids