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Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

 Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are my favorite type of potatoes so I cook with them often. I love to serve these to guests. They are surprised by the sweet flavor.—Aney Chatterton, Soda Springs, Idaho
4 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 small ripe banana, mashed
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • Flaked coconut, optional


  • Scrub and pierce the potatoes; bake at 375° for 45-60 minutes or
  • until tender. Cut a slice off top of each potato and scoop out the
  • pulp, leaving skins intact.
  • Mash potatoes with butter, salt, orange juice and banana. Spoon
  • mixture into shells and top with the chopped pecans. Sprinkle
  • lightly with coconut if desired. Return to oven and bake 12-15
  • minutes or until heated through. Yield: 4 servings.