Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 5 mins

Yet another recipe that comes from the Sunset Ideas for Cooking Vegetables, 1973, & is a recipe worth considering for the winter holidays!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F & set out a shallow baking pan.
  2. Scrub yams well & pat dry.
  3. Rub each with butter or salad oil, then pierce skin with a fork & place in the baking pan.
  4. Bake until soft, about 30-40 minutes, OR bake at a lower temperature along with meat for about 1 hour. Remove from oven.
  5. While yams are cooling slightly, beat 2 egg whites until stiff, then set aside.
  6. When yams have cooled enough to handle, cut a slice off a side of each yam so that you can scoop out the pulp into a mixing bowl & leaving about a quarter-inch thick shell.
  7. To the pulp, add butter, salt & pepper & orange zest, beating to mix thoroughly.
  8. Fold in beaten & stiff egg whites.
  9. Stuff this filling back into the yam shells & sprinkle tops with Parmesan cheese.
  10. Return to a 350 degree F oven & bake another 10-15 minutes before serving.
Most Helpful

5 5

The egg whites fold into the mashed sweet potato give this stuffed potato an almost soufflé feel and the saltiness of the parmesan mixed with sweet potato yum. I cut the recipe in half and used one super jumbo (3.5 pounder) sweet potato that DH and I shard, add a little extra parmesan to the top. Made for a nice lunch, thanks for the post.

5 5

This was really good stuffed potato, I especially liked the parmesan on top! I made as written, but added more cheese on top, I liked the saltiness of the parmesan with the sweetness of the sweet potato. Made for 123Hits.

5 5

I guess my first review didn't take. :-( These were really good. I just fixed one for myself for lunch and it was wonderful. I love sweet potatoes anyway and fixing them this way made them that much better. I didn't have any orange so I left out the orange zest, but they were still great. Thanks so much for sharing. Made for PRMR tag game.