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. Source:, March 2020

Carolyn Casner


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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

147 calories; 7.7 g total fat; 4 g saturated fat; 22 mg cholesterol; 338 mg sodium. 350 mg potassium; 13.6 g carbohydrates; 2.2 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 6.4 g protein; 11281 IU vitamin a iu; 13 mg vitamin c; 16 mcg folate; 142 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 24 mg magnesium;