Monday, October 24, 2011

Twice as Nice Twice Baked Potatoes

As you may know, I have a new found love for sweet potatoes. 

Specifically for savory sweet potatoes.

So, I'm here to share another wonderful recipe with you.

My dear friend Jennifer, told me all about these delicious potaotes that offer the best of both worlds.

And aren't they the cutest things?

Let's Get Started:

Twice as Nice Twice Baked Potatoes

1 large sweet potato
1 large baking potato
1/2 cup sour cream
2-3 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup crumbled cooked bacon
2 tablespoons chopped chives
salt and pepper

Wash potaotes.

Poke potatoes with the tines of a  fork a few times--so they don't explode.

 Bake potatoes at 375 degrees F for about an hour or until soft. I usually coat my baking potatoes with olive oil and season with a little salt before baking.

You can also microwave your potatoes instead of baking.

Cut 1/4 of the potato off from the top--lengthwise.

Scoop out the inside of each potato and place in separate bowls. The potatoes should look kind of like little boats now.

Mash potatoes with a fork.

Add half of the sour cream, butter, cheese, bacon and chives to each bowl of scooped out potatoes.

You may want more or less sour cream, cheese, butter, and bacon.
I didn't use bacon or chives--just a personal preference.

Stir to combine well.

Season with salt and pepper if desired-Stir

Spoon half of the white baking potato mixture into one side of the white baking potato "boat" and the other half into one side of the sweet potato "boat".

Spoon half of the sweet potato mixture into the other side of white baking potato. Spoon remaining half of sweet potato mixture into the other side of the sweet potato.

Place on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees.


  1. These are totally adorable. Great recipe.

  2. Love the best of both worlds! So creative!

  3. Wow! Love this idea. I also have a new found love for sweet potatoes.

  4. I love baked potatoes. And these are twice as good! Awesome photos, too!

  5. I LOVE THIS! ZEver since the last issue of food network magazine had a spread on baked potatoes, I've been craving a twice baked potato. I love the idea of both kinds of potatoes together. And it certainly makes for a great visual presentation too!!!

  6. Now that I have read this-it will be difficult to go back to just a single type of potato dish. This is amazing and a great addition to any meal. Thanks so much for sharing it. Yum!