Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

Most of the time my husband is sending me pictures from his great locations that he travels to on business trips. This time it's payback.

I knew I was going to be in Vegas this week on business. (sorry its been a couple of days since I've posted) So I decided to make myself a farewell dinner that was more for my husband than for myself.   I was at a baby shower for most of my Saturday but I decided to make a meal that would make up for the fact that I wouldn't be here this week.  Then add some friends to the mix and it makes for a great Saturday night.
 I used some beautiful short ribs I had purchased at the grocery and braised them. On the side, I decided to make twice baked sweet potatoes. The one complaint I have with sweet potatoes is that the flavors are never balanced well. They always lend towards the sweet than the savor. So I created a recipe that included butter, mascarpone, and pecorino romano cheese - just the perfect recipe to dangle in front of your spouse when you are going to be away for a while.

Twice Baked Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
4 large sweet potatoes
6 oz mascarpone
2 oz unsalted butter
1/2 cup Pecorino Romano Cheese
Salt and pepper to taste

Bake sweet potatoes at 350 degrees for about 45 - 50 minutes or until cooked through. Take out of the oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Cut potatoes in half and then scoop out the sweet potato (leave the skin and shell) and put in a mixing bowl with mascarpone, butter, cheese and salt and pepper. Use a potato masher and mix the sweet potato mixture together. Add back into the potato skin with a spoon (or put in a piping bag with a large tip) Bake at 350 degrees for another 20 minutes.


  1. I know what you mean! My husband has been on a trip for 2 weeks and I have received photos from all over the world, wild blackened salmon from Alaska, sushi from Japan, a gorgeous breakfast buffet from Singapore, etc, etc.
    I'm a huge sweet potato fan and these look to be just the right combo of sweet and savory. Nicely done! I hope he was envious!!

  2. OH my! This sounds delightful. What a great combo of flavors! Great for the holidays too.

  3. Wow, these baked sweet potatoes look fantastic.

    I’d love for you to submit one of your beautiful photos, and a link to your post, to my new vegetarian photo gallery showcasing the best vegetarian dishes and recipes on the web.

  4. I could sit and eat a pound of sweet potatoes if my husband would let me. They are my favorite! I've done sweet potato fries and all the in between.

    Going to have to give your recipe a try! Looks too good to not.

  5. This looks so good...we are on mascarpone kick right now so this is perfect!

  6. I saw the title, and thought to myself, 'hey, that sounds pretty good' I like sweet potatoes, and twice baked seems pretty neat!'
    And then I saw the mascarpone and got angry that I'm not eating it this very moment. That sounds freaking delicious!

  7. both me and my daughter love sweet potatoes and this sounds so good. Can't wait to try it, thanks so much for sharing it


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