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Twice baked sweet potatoes prepared and put on a platter.

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

Teri & Jenny
A delicious recipe for Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes! We love the soft, pillowy flesh of the roasted sweet potatoes with savory elements from the feta, garlic and thyme. This flavor packed dish makes a tasty side dish as well as a filling and satisfying main dish that's vegetarian friendly!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 5 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course main dish, Side Dish
Cuisine Amercian
Servings 4
Calories 386 kcal


  • 2 sweet potatoes, scrubbed clean and pricked a few times with a fork
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 2 teaspoons lightly beaten egg
  • 10 tablespoons crumbled feta, divided
  • 1 tablespoon minced thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 1/4 cup chopped and toasted pecans


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until sweet potatoes have softened.
  • Once sweet potatoes have cooled enough to handle, slice each potato in half and carefully scoop the flesh out into a mixing bowl (be sure not to tear the skins).
  • Begin mashing warm sweet potatoes with butter, cream and garlic until smooth.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Stir in egg until fully incorporated.
  • Fold in feta and thyme until fully combined.
  • Scoop mixture into a piping bag, fitted with a large star tip, and pipe potatoes back into the sweet potato “shells.”
  • Turn oven up to 425˚F and bake sweet potatoes for an additional 10-15 minutes, top with crumbled feta and chopped pecan and serve.


Calories: 386kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 9gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 16gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 88mgSodium: 545mgPotassium: 459mgFiber: 4gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 16775IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 266mgIron: 1mg
Keyword holiday recipe, sweet potato recipe, thanksgiving recipe, vegetarian recipe
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