Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Bacon Recipe

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Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Bacon Recipe
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Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Bacon Recipe

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"This side always takes my guests by surprise because of the smoky, creamy flavor and the pretty presentation. No doubt you'll get major kudos when you place these on your table." Cynthia Boberskyj, Rochester, New York
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 1-1/4 hours Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 1-1/4 hours Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 6 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

Scrub and pierce sweet potatoes. Bake at 375° for 1-1/4 hours or until tender.
When cool enough to handle, cut a thin slice off the top of each potato and discard. Scoop out the pulp, leaving thin shells. In a large bowl, mash the pulp with butter. Stir in the cheese, bacon, salt and pepper. Spoon into potato shells.
Place on a baking sheet. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes in Taste of Home October/November 2008, p17

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 352 calories, 21g fat (14g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 635mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 3g fiber), 12g protein.

  • 6 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  1. Scrub and pierce sweet potatoes. Bake at 375° for 1-1/4 hours or until tender.
  2. When cool enough to handle, cut a thin slice off the top of each potato and discard. Scoop out the pulp, leaving thin shells. In a large bowl, mash the pulp with butter. Stir in the cheese, bacon, salt and pepper. Spoon into potato shells.
  3. Place on a baking sheet. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes in Taste of Home October/November 2008, p17

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