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Stuffed Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

Photo: Antonis Achilleos
Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 35 mins
Yield

Serves 4

Take the traditional baked potato and raise it up a few notches by swapping it out for a sweet potato and stuffing it with some great ingredients like bacon and sour cream. The flavor of this potato is fantastic and the sweet potato offers tantalizingly good flavor. 

Ingredients

  • 4 sweet potatoes (8 to 10 oz. each)
  • 4 strips bacon
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained, patted dry and finely chopped
  • 2 scallions, white and light green parts, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 ounces shredded Cheddar

Nutrition Information

  • calories 564
  • fat 28 g
  • satfat 15 g
  • protein 21 g
  • carbohydrate 58 g
  • fiber 8 g
  • cholesterol 91 mg
  • sodium 1097 mg

How to Make It

  1. Pierce potatoes all over with a fork and place in a shallow microwave-safe baking dish. Microwave on high, turning every 2 minutes, until tender, about 10 minutes total. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes.

  2. In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook bacon until crisp, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain and cool. Crumble bacon.

  3. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Halve potatoes lengthwise. Scoop out flesh into a large bowl, leaving shells of about 1/4-inch thickness. Place shells, cut sides up, on a baking sheet; bake until crisp, about 5 minutes.

  4. Stir bacon, sour cream, tomatoes, scallions, salt and half of cheese into bowl with potato flesh. Spoon filling into shells, sprinkle with remaining cheese and return to oven. Bake until cheese is bubbling, about 10 minutes.