Recipe: Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes


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.

Twice Baked Sweet Potato

Twice Baked Sweet Potato

Twice Baked Sweet Potato

Twice Baked Sweet Potato

Twice Baked Sweet Potato

Twice Baked Sweet Potato

Recipe: Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

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


  • 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


  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 have been calculated by Registered Dietitian, Jessica Penner, of Smart Nutrition.