These twice baked sweet potatoes are like individual sweet potato casseroles. People simply love them!  If you’re having a small Thankgiving gathering these would be a perfect side dish. And yes, forget what you heard, twice baked sweet potatoes/sweet potato casserole are side dishes not desserts! Hey I didn’t make the rules but I’m so glad somebody did because it really is like having a pre-dessert with your meal, which means you have an excuse to have a piece of cake afterwards #winning

twice baked sweet potatoes w/ butter pecan streusel

This is one of my favorite recipes for twice baked sweet potatoes. The fluffy, creamy filling is mixed with butter, sugar, cinnamon, ginger and allspice and then topped with a downright delicious butter pecan streusel. For family dinners I like to serve it alongside steaks or chicken. Soooo good!


Watch me make these twice baked sweet potatoes with butter pecan struesel from start to finish!

The Recipe

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes w/ Butter Pecan Streusel

By Divas Can Cook
Recipe type: side dish
5.0 from 1 reviews


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, baked
  • 2 Tablespoons white sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • pinch of ground clove
  • pinch of ground nutmeg

  • ¼ cup flour
  • 3 T butter, softened
  • couple drops butter pecan extract
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • ½ cup brown sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Slice baked and cooled sweet potatoes lengthwise
  3. Carefully, scoop out the flesh into a medium size bowl, leaving about a ¼ inch boarder inside the sweet potato.
  4. Mash the sweet potatoes inside the bowl with a potato masher until creamy.
  5. Add in sugars, cream cheese, cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg.
  6. Stir until well combined.
  7. Spoon filling back into the sweet potatoes and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  8. Make the streusel but combining flour, butter, butter pecan extract, cinnamon, pecan and brown sugar, until crumbly.
  9. Sprinkle streusel on top of each sweet potato.
  10. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
  11. Serve hot!