Monday, December 6, 2010
Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes
6 medium sweet potatoes
1/4 cup butter, cubed
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled (as a vegetarian I do not add this)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Scrub and pierce sweet potatoes. Bake at 375 degrees for 1-1/4 hours or until tender.
When cool enough to handle, cut a thin slice off the top of each potato and discard. Scoop out the pulp, leaving thin shells. In a large bowl, mash the pulp with butter. Stir in the cheese, bacon (if you are using), salt, and pepper. Spoon into potato shells.
Place on a baking sheet. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until heated through.
Of course you can reduce the ingredients to make a smaller portion (I usually make 2 potatoes instead of 6 for my small family).