Saturday, November 14, 2009

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

I have always been a huge fan of sweet potatoes. So, needless to say, I am IN LOVE with this recipe (adapted from Kraft Foods)! It was utterly creamy and sweet and delicious.

I made a couple of changes to the basic recipe based on other people's reviews of it, so be sure to look at my additions to ingredients, in italics.

Prep Time: 10 min Total Time: 53 min
Makes: 4 servings (with my changes it can serve up to six)

2 large sweet potatoes (I used three)
2 oz. (1/4 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, cubed (I used a whole block of regular Philadelphia Cream cheese)
2 Tbsp. fat-free milk
3-4 Tbsp. of butter
1 Tbsp. brown sugar (since I wanted it a bit sweeter, I did a total of 3-4 Tbsp.)
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon (I am a cinnamon lover so I ended up adding about 3 Tbsp.)
1/4 cup chopped PLANTERS Pecans (Unfortunately I forgot to buy the pecans so I didn't use them, but next time I will be sure to put them in. But I will actually mix them into mixture as opposed to just putting on top, like recipe calls for.)

HEAT oven to 425ºF.

CUT potatoes lengthwise in half; place, cut-sides down, in foil-lined 15x10x1-inch pan. Bake 30 to 35 min. or until tender. (With my oven, it actually took me about 45 minutes to bake potatoes.)

SCOOP out centers of potatoes into bowl, leaving 1/4-inch-thick shells. Add Cream Cheese, milk, butter, sugar and cinnamon to potatoes; mash until blended.

FILL shells with potato mixture; top with nuts. Bake 8 min. or until potatoes are heated through and nuts are toasted.


Lisa said...

You may have been inspired by Kraft (as I always am) but the recipe is yours now :-). I'm going to try your version some time this week. Thanks for the post.

Aiming4Simple said...

This looks very promising--maybe we'll even put it on our Thankgsiving table!

The Halton Mom said...

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Katie said...

Wow that sound amazing! My husband would LOVE those, I'll have to try them! Thanks for visiting my blog.

Kaycee said...

These sound INCREDIBLE!! I can't wait to try them. Thanks for sharing!!