Twice Baked Sweet Potato

My FAVORITE Thanksgiving side dish is always my grandmother’s sweet potato casserole. It brings up so many fond memories of past holidays with each bite. This year I’m doing a spin on the classic by making individual ones! They’re delicious, easy, and my all time favorite. Happy Thanksgiving!


1 sweet potato
1 teaspoon orange zest
1 teaspoon orange juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon softened butter
1 tablespoon brown sugar


1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon softened butter
1 tablespoon chopped pecans


Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F
Wrap your sweet potato in foil and put in the oven to back 45-55 minutes or until knife tender. Lower the heat to 350 degrees F
Once cooked cut the potato in half and scoop out the center and add to a bowl. Put the skins on a sheet tray
To the sweet potato add orange zest, orange juice, vanilla extract, and butter. Mash it together with a fork and add it back into the sweet potato skins
In a small bowl mix together the brown sugar, softened butter, cinnamon, and chopped pecans
Sprinkle the top of the sweet potato with the sugar mixture and put into the oven
Bake for 10 minutes and serve hot! Happy Holidays!