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Cheesy Baked Sweet Potatoes



The cheesy baked sweet potatoes recipe is very practical and it will probably be a favorite in your home. Sweet potatoes have a delicious natural taste and are a very important part of many dishes. In North America, for example, sweet potatoes are part of the main courses to have at any Thanksgiving day meal. All around the world sweet potatoes are considered an essential crop; in part due to the wide variety of dishes that can be prepared with them.

They can be consumed alone if you like it but in order to savor the whole meal, mixing them with other basic foods is a must. Cheese goes well with almost any kind of food. Combine it with sweet potatoes and you are well on your way to create a very appetizing lunch or dinner for all your family. The cheesy baked sweet potatoes recipe is something you are going to love especially if you are a cheese fan. It is quite easy to prepare it and you can bring some cabbage salad that can be added at the side of the plate giving a complementary taste for the palate.


Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 45 to 60 minutes

Servings: 4 to 6

Ingredients:

  • 4 medium to large sweet potatoes (scrubbed)
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil (or any vegetable oil you have)
  • 6 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp butter or margarine
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup walnuts

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (177°C).

  2. Rub the sweet potato skins with oil, pierce them with a fork, roll in foil and bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until tender.

  3. While baking in a large bowl combine the cream cheese, brown sugar, butter and vanilla; set aside.

  4. When the sweet potatoes are baked remove them from foil and slice them in half.

  5. Remove the flesh from the skin and place it in a bowl with the cream cheese mixture.

  6. Carefully try to leave the skin intact.

  7. Mix the sweet potatoes flesh into the cheese mixture and then fold in the walnuts.

  8. Stuff the potato skins with the creamy mixture.

  9. Return to the oven and bake for 5 minutes or until warmed through.


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