Cheddar cheese, scallions and bacon flavor these "twice baked" sweet potatoes. Cooking the sweet potatoes in the microwave first (instead of baking them) helps keep this easy recipe quick.

Carolyn Casner
Source:, March 2020


Recipe Summary

15 mins
30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  • Prick sweet potatoes all over with a fork. Microwave on High until tender, about 12 minutes. When cool enough to handle, slice the potatoes in half lengthwise. Spoon the flesh into a medium bowl. Stir in cheese, all but 1 tablespoon of the scallions, half the bacon, salt and pepper.

  • Place the potato shells on a baking sheet. Divide the mixture between the shells. Bake until the cheese is melted and the filling is hot, 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and top each half with 1 tablespoon sour cream. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 tablespoon scallions and the remaining bacon.

Nutrition Facts

148 calories; protein 6.4g 13% DV; carbohydrates 13.6g 4% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 2.2g 9% DV; sugars 4g; fat 7.7g 12% DV; saturated fat 4g 20% DV; cholesterol 22.3mg 7% DV; vitamin a iu 11281.3IU 226% DV; vitamin c 13.4mg 22% DV; folate 15.6mcg 4% DV; calcium 141.6mg 14% DV; iron 0.7mg 4% DV; magnesium 24mg 9% DV; potassium 350mg 10% DV; sodium 337.5mg 14% DV.