Kicked up Baked Sweet Potatoes

"They serve these at a local restaurant here in TX. This is NOT a casserole! These guys are dressed for dinner in their best jackets! The WHOLE potato, baked and split like a white baked potato. You just gotta try these to believe how simple and delish they really are! Enjoy!"
Kicked up Baked Sweet Potatoes created by Chef floWer
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  • Wash sweet potatoes and prick with a fork.
  • Microwave potatoes for about 5-7 minutes or until soft OR bake in a 350 degree oven for about 1 hour or until soft.
  • Mix spices together and set aside.
  • Make a slit in the potato just as you would for a regular baked potato.
  • Insert 1 tsp butter into each and sprinkle with the spice mix.
  • Fluff meat of sweet potato to mix in butter and spices.
  • Feel free to adjust the amount of spices and butter to your liking.

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  1. Kaila R.
    Yum!!! I will adjust my spices for more kick next time, but this recipe made me LOVE sweet potatoes!
  2. Babsie S
    My husband and I love these so much - and I finally got smart and made a whole spice shaker of the spice mix to keep on hand!
  3. Little_Sister
    Very easy. Very good!
  4. Recipe Reader
    Love these! I added just 1/2 tsp. of brown sugar to the mix. I baked mine in the oven on non-stick foil in a sheet pan, drizzled with a bit of oil and salt for yummy skins. 400 degrees for 1 hour. Thanks for posting!
  5. januarybride
    OH MAMA. . .I just licked my plate clean!!! OOOH Doggie is that spicy mixture awesome (I did add about a 1/4 tsp of brown sugar)! I made two HUGE sweet potatoes and baked them for 1 hour at 375 and they were completely overdone (they were mashed without having to be mashed LOL). I coated the outside with olive oil and a little bit of seasoning salt (which had garlic in it and WOW did that taste wonderful with the combo of spices inside of the tater). I made mine vegan with vegan margarine and served it aside a salad for a perfect lunch. I will certainly make this again and will actually use that spice mixture on roast veggies in the future (perhaps a mixture of sweet potatoes, russet potatoes, carrots and radishes). YUM! UPDATE: So this is one of my favorite lunches and I make it often. I use a LOT of the spice on each potato and I also started using a little stevia instead of the brown sugar and that is just as tasty with less calories!



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