Recipe: Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

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This is a fun alternative to a sweet potato casserole, since the contents will be served back in the potato skin. Instead of a calorie and fat-laden casserole recipe, we scooped out the centers of our sweet potatoes, added some non-fat Greek yogurt, cinnamon, brown sugar and nutmeg, mixed it all together and came up with these sweet and delicious sweet potatoes. The yogurt adds a slight tang that controls the sweetness of the brown sugar and potato.

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(Photo: Skinny Mom / PopCulture.com)

Recipe: Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour + 10 minutes
Yield: 8 servings
Serving size: 1 filled potato half

Ingredients

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes

  • ½ tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

  • ½ cup plain, nonfat Greek yogurt

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg

  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans

  • 64 mini marshmallows

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.

  2. Wash the potatoes and dry them on a paper towel, then poke several holes in them with a fork, and brush the oil on the outsides of them.

  3. Wrap each potato in foil, place them on a baking sheet, and bake until fork-tender, 40-60 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 350° F after taking the potatoes out of the oven.

  4. When the potatoes are cool enough to touch, cut them in half lengthwise, and scoop out the centers into a large mixing bowl.

  5. Add the yogurt, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg to the mixing bowl with the scooped-out potato centers. Mix in a stand mixer (or handheld mixer) until smooth.

  6. Evenly spoon the mixture back into the potato skins, and top with chopped pecans and 8 mini marshmallows.

  7. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the marshmallows are toasted and melting.

Nutrition Information
Per Serving: (1 filled potato half)
Calories: 91
Calories from fat: 22
Fat: 3g
Saturated Fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 1mg
Sodium: 36mg
Carbohydrates: 14g
Fiber: 1g
Sugar 7gProtein: 3g
SmartPoints: 4

The nutrition content of recipes on Popculture.com have been calculated by Registered Dietitian, Jessica Penner, of Smart Nutrition.