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side essentials: twice-baked sweet potato heaven

Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

This is a really fun way to bake up some fantastic sweet potatoes. They can be served at your next football party as a snack, or you could have them as a side at your next dinner party. I personally serve a variation of this as one of my sides at Thanksgiving. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

yield 2 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For side essentials: twice-baked sweet potato heaven

  • 1 lg
    sweet potato
  • 2 Tbsp
    plain greek yogurt, or sour cream
  • 1/8 tsp
    pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh clover honey
  • salt, kosher variety, to taste
  • black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
  • 1/4 c
    chopped walnuts
  • 1 Tbsp
    sweet butter, unsalted, melted
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh clover honey
  • olive oil, for brushing the skins

How To Make side essentials: twice-baked sweet potato heaven

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    Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
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    Add a rack to the middle position, and preheat the oven to 400f (205c).
  • 5
    Wash the sweet potato, and use a paring knife or fork to prick the skin.
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    Chef’s Note: Pricking the skin of a potato will allow steam to escape; keeping the potato from splitting open during the baking process.
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    Brush with a bit of olive oil, and lightly sprinkle with salt.
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    Place the potato on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and place in the oven until cooked through, about 20 – 35 minutes; depending on how big your potatoes are.
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    Chef’s Tip: A potato is cooked through, when a fork or paring knife inserted into the potato goes in without resistance.
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    Allow to cool, and then, using a spoon, carefully remove the insides, while leaving the skins intact.
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    Mix the sweet potato with the remainder of the ingredients, and add back into the potato skins.
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    Add the topping ingredients together.
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    Divide between the filled potato skins.
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    Return to the preheated oven, and bake for an addition 12 – 15 minutes, or until the tops begin to brown.
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    Serve by themselves as a party snack, or as a side at your next dinner party. Enjoy.
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    Keep the faith, and keep cooking.