Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Maple & Brown Sugar

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

This recipe includes my speedy sweet potato baking method. It cuts your cooking time by more than half.

  • Author: Katia
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 24 minutes
  • Total Time: 54 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Vegetarian
  • Cuisine: Main Dish, Side Dish


  • 3 medium sweet potatoes (about 2 lbs worth total)
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1.5 Tbsp real maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 4 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted


  1. Wash sweet potatoes and dry off with paper towels
  2. Stab each sweet potato 3-4 times with fork
  3. Place potatoes on paper towel or microwave safe dish on carousel of microwave laid out in an even triangle
  4. Microwave on high for 4 minutes
  5. Meanwhile place cream cheese, syrup, salt and cinnamon in medium mixing bowl
  6. Flip over sweet potato onto opposite side and cook another 4 minutes
  7. After last cook, wait until potatoes cool enough to transfer to cutting board and let cool about 15 minutes
  8. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  9. Slice potatoes in half lengthwise
  10. If cool enough to handle, scoop out soft potato into your mixing bowl right on top of your cream cheese and spices with a small spoon (I like to use a melon baller) up to about 1/4 to 1/8″ of the skin, being careful not to break skin
  11. Once all sweet potato scooped out mash potato using a potato masher along with the cream cheese and seasoning, mixing thoroughly until lumps out. If not fully mixed, mix more with a spatula until fully combined and mixture smooth.
  12. With spatula, scoop and fill potato mixture into scooped out potato skins filling all to tops
  13. Place filled potatoes onto a lightly oiled baking dish
  14. Sprinkle all potatoes evenly with pecans and brown sugar
  15. Drizzle melted butter onto potatoes
  16. Bake potatoes in oven uncovered about 20 minutes or heated through


  1. Broil potatoes after baking for 3-4 minutes to brown the tops


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