Throwback Thursday, Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

We eat a lot of potatoes around here

with HHjr and his 2 hungry boys

On nights when the little boys aren’t here

I like to have adult food…

something a little different than our usual

Twice Baked Potatoes, Hash Brown Casserole ,

and Scalloped Potatoes

How about sweet potatoes!

twice baked sweet potatoes 1

How about twice baked sweet potatoes with a little bourbon,

maple syrup, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon and pecans…

Yes please!


After the initial baking,

these potatoes take only 4 minutes to prepare


Bake the sweet potatoes for 45-60 minutes

  Let cool enough to handle and scoop out the insides,

leaving enough potato to keep the skins in shape


Mash the potato with butter, bourbon, maple syrup,

brown sugar and cinnamon 

I used Michele’s Butter Pecan Syrup which is a personal favorite

but any real maple syrup is fine


Mix chopped pecans with melted butter,

sugar, cinnamon and flour…

Fill the shells with the potato mash and top with pecan mixture

At this point they can be refrigerated until later

Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes until hot.

twice baked sweet potatoes

Omit the bourbon if you like,

but it does add a nice depth to the flavor


Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Bake Potato time 1 hour
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes scrubbed and dried

Potato mash

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Pecan topping

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons pecans chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Pierce the sweet potatoes a few times with a fork, bake in a preheated 400F oven until tender, about 45-60 minutes and let cool.
  • Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise, scoop out the flesh leaving 1/4 inch potato in the shell to hold their shape
  • Mix the sweet potatoes with the butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, bourbon and cinnamon and spoon it back into the skins.
  • Mix the brown sugar, flour, butter, pecans and cinnamon until it starts to form crumbs and sprinkle it onto the stuffed potatoes.
  • Bake in a preheated 350F oven until the topping is a light golden brown, about 20 minutes.
  • Makes 4
Keyword baked sweet potatoes, holiday potatoes, sweet potatoes, Thanksgiving, twice baked sweet potatoes

These make an especially great side dish for ham 😋

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26 Responses to “Throwback Thursday, Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes”
  1. BERNADETTE says:

    YUM! Would be great at Thanksgiving.

  2. Sounds great, the pecans take it over the top:@)

  3. Love the idea of a twice- baked sweet potato. We usually think of them using regular white potatoes, but this adds a lovely twist to it all.

  4. I love sweet potatoes, Jenna. This recipe sounds perfect for the autumn season. The flavors remind me of sweet potato casserole which is always present on my Thanksgiving table. Happy Thursday!

  5. They sound and look heavenly with pecans!!

  6. thefrenchhutch says:

    Another yummy recipe Jenna. I have everything I need to prepare this so I’m adding to a menu for the weekend. Happy weekend…….

  7. I love twice-baked potatoes, and I love sweet potatoes, but I’ve never tried twice-baked sweet potatoes! 😀 Thanks for posting the recipe, Jenna.

  8. I have never heard of twice-baked sweet potatoes, thanks for a great recipe!

  9. lghiggins says:

    Yum. That sounds delicious. Sometimes we bake two large sweet potatoes as long as we are using the oven, but only share one. That would be a great way to serve the second one another night.

  10. Mary says:

    So tasty Jenna and reminiscent of sweet potato casserole! ♥

  11. Kim says:

    Yum, this looks delicious and a nice change from regular potatoes, as is the added bourbon. You always come up with the most interesting recipes Jenna! Pinned!

  12. helenfern says:

    You had me at bourbon! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner Party! Have a wonderful week!

  13. Kitty says:

    I’ve made twice baked regular and sweet potatoes. I’ll have to try this version as I ❤️ sweet potatoes! I’m ready for Fall flavors.

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