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

These twice-baked sweet potatoes are like individual sweet potato casseroles. People simply love them!  If you’re having a small Thanksgiving 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 afterward. #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!


Get the Recipe: Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes w/ Butter Pecan Streusel

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  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, baked
  • 2 Tablespoons white sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • pinch of ground clove
  • pinch of ground nutmeg

  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3 T butter, softened
  • couple drops butter pecan extract
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar


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


Course: Side Dish
Author: Divas Can Cook
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