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Twice Baked Lime Sweet Potatoes

Twice Baked Lime Sweet Potatoes made with fresh limes are a creamy, tangy side dish are delicious and simple to make.

Twice Baked Lime Sweet Potatoes made with fresh limes are a creamy, tangy side dish are delicious and simple to make. 

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When I made the recipe for Grilled Chicken in a Lime Frost Sea Salt Brine back in 2012, I also made these incredibly light Twice Baked Lime Sweet Potatoes as well. Since I first posted this recipe, it’s also been a reader favorite so I decided to make them again recently to give them a photo makeover.

Twice Baked Lime Sweet Potatoes

I then realized that I forgot to add two ingredients to the recipe or maybe they were there originally, but when I switched from Blogger to WordPress, some of my recipes didn’t come over exactly and with over 1000 to comb through, I think I just missed the error.

Twice Baked Lime Sweet Potatoes

For this recipe, you’ll need fresh sweet potatoes (or yams), lime zest and juice, milk, butter, Kosher salt and shredded Cheddar Jack Cheese. I originally also used the Lime Frost Sea Salt, but regular salt works just as well as most of the lime flavor comes from the lime itself.

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Start by placing the potatoes on a microwave safe dish lined with paper towels; then pierce the skins with a fork and cook on high for 7 minutes. Turn the potatoes over and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes depending on how large your potatoes are. You want them to be tender when you insert the tip of a sharp knife. You can also bake the potatoes in the oven, but that would take over an hour and I don’t have that kind of time during the week.

Twice Baked Lime Sweet Potatoes made with fresh limes are a creamy, tangy side dish are delicious and simple to make. 

Carefully remove the potatoes from the microwave, cut in half lengthwise and scoop out the insides into a medium sized bowl. They will be hot so I recommend holding them with a clean dish towel or paper towels. Save the skins and line them up on a baking sheet.

Twice Baked Lime Sweet Potatoes made with fresh limes are a creamy, tangy side dish are delicious and simple to make. 

Next, add the lime zest and juice, milk, butter and salt and mash until smooth. You can use a potato hand masher or an electric mixer; which I prefer to get the potatoes extra creamy. Fill the potato skins with the potato mixture and sprinkle the top with the cheese. Bake in a preheated 425 degree F oven for approximately 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted.

My family and I really liked these Twice Baked Lime Sweet Potatoes and was glad I made them again after so many years. ~Enjoy!

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Twice Baked Lime Sweet Potatoes
Twice Baked Lime Sweet Potatoes
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Twice Baked Lime Sweet Potatoes made with fresh limes are a creamy, tangy side dish are delicious and simple to make.

Course: Side Dish
Servings: 425
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 2 Large Sweet Potatoes, skins washed
  • 1 Lime, zest and juice zest and juice
  • 1/4 c. Milk
  • 1 tbsp. Butter
  • 1 tsp. Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 c. Reduced Fat Shredded Cheddar Jack Cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. 

  2. Place potatoes on a microwave safe dish lined with paper towels and pierce the skins with a fork.  Microwave the potatoes on high for 7 minutes, then turn them over for an additional 5-8 minutes until the potato is soft when pierced with a sharp knife. (Cooking time will depend on the size of the potato). 

  3. Carefully cut the potato in half, lengthwise, scoop out the insides and add to a bowl. Place the potato skins on a baking sheet or oven safe dish.

  4. Next, add the lime zest and juice, milk, butter and salt; then  mash until smooth. (You can use a hand masher or an electric one, which I prefer to get them extra creamy.)

  5. Fill the potato skins with the mashed potato mixture and sprinkle 1 tbsp. of the cheese on top; then bake for approximately 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted. 

Twice Baked Lime Sweet Potatoes

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17 Comments

  1. Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
    March 3, 2012 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    Thank you! 🙂

  2. Melissa Placzek
    March 4, 2012 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    This looks lovely! I just made twice baked yams to go with pancetta wrapped chicken. I love your version, and shared it on the ChinDeep facebook page. Great photo! 🙂

    xo

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      March 5, 2012 at 12:25 pm - Reply

      Thank you Melissa! 🙂

  3. Lisa @ Lisa's Dinnertime Dish
    March 5, 2012 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    This sounds really good, Carrie! I bet the tartness of the lime and sweetness of the potato go really well together and of course, a twice baked potato needs a little cheese!

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      March 5, 2012 at 7:29 pm - Reply

      Thanks Lisa, they were very tasty! 🙂

  4. Angie {Successful2gether}
    March 9, 2012 at 11:28 pm - Reply

    Mm I love sweet potatoes! What an interesting flavor combo!

  5. Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
    March 11, 2012 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    Thanks Angie!

  6. Amee
    March 20, 2012 at 1:56 am - Reply

    I love the lime with the sweet potatoes!!! Perfect!

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      March 20, 2012 at 3:02 pm - Reply

      Thank you Amee!

  7. Marla
    April 1, 2012 at 12:56 am - Reply

    These sweet potatoes will definitely be on my Easter dinner table!

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      April 1, 2012 at 3:01 pm - Reply

      I hope you like them as much as we did Marla~Happy Easter!

  8. Leah @ foodforthefresh
    September 16, 2012 at 4:30 am - Reply

    Love new sweet potato recipes!! So easy, but very creative. Thanks!

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      September 16, 2012 at 11:18 pm - Reply

      Thanks for stopping by Leah!

  9. imaclutz89
    August 24, 2013 at 11:01 pm - Reply

    Just made this for dinner and it was amazing! It is so easy to make. You will need to prick the sweet potato before microwaving it, otherwise it will pop open (ours did this after 4 minutes so we pricked them then).

    Very fast to make for a potato and incredibly good. Will be making this one again! Thanks!

    • Carrie Farias
      August 26, 2013 at 7:08 pm - Reply

      Ah yes, I guess I forgot to mention that part! I’ll adjust in the directions. I’m so glad you liked it and stopped by to let me know.

  10. LuLu Williams
    October 26, 2013 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    Just discovered this from Pinterest — love sweet potatoes and this sounds so intriguing. The directions don’t say, but I assume you need to 1) prick the potatoes first before microwaving, and 2) save the potato skins and re-apply the mashed pulp into them before baking in the oven — right?

    • Carrie Farias
      October 28, 2013 at 11:08 am - Reply

      Sorry about that! Yes, prick the potatoes first before microwaving and save the skins. Enjoy!

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