Quick-and-Easy Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

Quick-and-Easy Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes Photo: Hector Sanchez


  • 6 small sweet potatoes or garnet yams
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon peeled and grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Cilantro leaves, for garnish
  • 2 limes, in wedges
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, for garnish, optional


1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with foil and add sweet potatoes. Roast until they are tender (about 50-55 minutes). Set aside to cool.

2. Slice potato skins open. Scoop out flesh, leaving a 1/2-inch-thick layer inside skins, and add to a large bowl. Return scooped-out skins to baking sheet.

3. Mash sweet-potato flesh with a fork. Stir in olive oil, egg, ginger, and salt, and beat together with fork until smooth. Spoon filling into the 6 reserved skins. Bake until the tops are puffed and lightly golden brown (about 25 minutes). Sprinkle the potatoes with cilantro and sesame seeds, if using, and squeeze lime over the top. Serve with additional lime wedges.

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  • Yield: Makes 6 servings (serving size: 1 potato)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 105
Fat per serving: 3g
Saturated fat per serving: 0.6g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 2g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.4g
Protein per serving: 2g
Carbohydrate per serving: 17g
Fiber per serving: 3g
Cholesterol per serving: 31mg
Iron per serving: 1mg
Sodium per serving: 445mg
Calcium per serving: 31mg

Good to Know

One sweet potato has more than twice your daily value of vitamin A, which strengthens your immune system.