6/10/2013 | By Seniors Guide Staff

Twice Baked Sweet Potato Recipe

From the Food Network 

Here is yet another healthy and delicious side dish. This twice baked sweet potato recipe offers all the flavor of those in the restaurants without all that extra fat.

Sweet potatoes are high in vitamin C and vitamin A. They are filled with antioxidants and have a low glycemic index which is great for those with diabetes. This side dish is a flavorful way to eat healthy!

Twice Baked Sweet Potato Recipe

Serves 6

  • 6 sweet potatoes, even in size and scrubbed
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2. Place sweet potatoes on sheet tray and bake for 1 hour or until soft. Remove from oven and let stand until cool enough to handle.

3. Split potatoes and remove the flesh to a medium sized bowl, reserving skins. In another bowl, add brown sugar, butter and cream cheese and the all of the spices and mash with a fork or rubber spatula.

4. Add the butter and cream cheese mixture to the sweet potato flesh and fold in completely. Add the filling back to the potato skins and place on a half sheet tray. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

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SERVES: 6 (SIDE); Calories: 257; Total Fat: 14 grams; Saturated Fat: 8.5 grams; Protein: 3 gram; Total carbohydrates: 30 grams; Sugar: 14 grams; Fiber: 4 grams; Cholesterol: 41 milligrams; Sodium: 250 milligrams

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