Once I started experimenting with sweet potato recipes, I was hooked. These twice baked sweet potatoes with bleu cheese and caramelized red onions became an instant hit in my house. They are easy to make, healthy-ish but filling, and packed with flavor.
How to bake sweet potatoes
Baking sweet potatoes is quite simple. First, whip out a fork to poke holes around the potato. This will let out steam as they cook.
Generously apply olive oil and salt to the outside of the soon-to-be baked sweet potatoes. And pop them in the oven for an hour.
Check out these popular toppings for baked potatoes…
The fastest way to bake sweet potatoes
For quick baked sweet potatoes, cut them in half. Coat with olive oil and salt, then place the cut side down on parchment paper. Bake for 30-40 minutes.
Also try these crock pot sweet potatoes.
Fillings for twice baked sweet potatoes
The filling can be made ahead for busy weeknight meals and holidays. The filling for this twice baked sweet potato recipe is basically mashed sweet potatoes with blue cheese. For this savory twice baked sweet potatoes recipe, add butter, salt, pepper, blue cheese and caramelized red onions.
Twice baked sweet potatoes can also be flavored with gorgonzola or goat cheese, bacon, marshmallows, brown sugar and pecans.
Most recently, I made these twice baked sweet potatoes as a Thanksgiving side dish for sous vide turkey breast. The presentation is beautiful, and being able to prep them in advance is a complete time saver. For a vegetable, try pairing the sweet potatoes with these sous vide brussels sprouts.
Twice baked sweet potatoes with blue cheese (Sip Bite Go)
- 1 sweet potato
- ½ tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- ¼ cup red onions sautéed
- 2 tbsp butter divided
- ¼ cup blue cheese
- 1 tbsp cilantro
- Preheat oven to 390 degrees. Poke sweet potato with a fork, rub with olive oil and salt. Bake for 1 hour.
- While sweet potatoes bake, sauté red onion in 1 tbsp olive oil in a pan on low, stirring every 5-10 min until translucent. Remove from heat.
- Carefully remove sweet potato from oven and cut in half. Let cool slightly and remove inside of potatoes, preserving the skin in tact.
- In a bowl, mash the sweet potato and mix in the blue cheese, 1 tbsp of butter, S&P, and and sautéed red onions. Transfer back inside the sweet potato skin halves. Top each sweet potato half with ½ tbsp butter. Bake for 25 minutes.
- Serve topped with bleu cheese crumbles and cilantro.
Margaret Smith says
I need to send this recipe to my daughter, she loves sweet potatoes.
Now, this is a recipe that my husband would absolutely love! He always picks sweet potatoes over a regular potato and blue cheese is his dressing of choice. It’s not a recipe for me, but I’ll have to surprise him with this next time we make sweet potatoes.
My husband would go crazy for these. They look pretty easy to make, can’t wait to try it.
GiGi Eats says
I can’t really imagine what cheese and sweet potatoes would be like together – I haven’t had cheese in 17 years! Crazy, right?! I will take your word for it – I do love me some sweet potatoes. Actually, love is an understatement. I am obsessed with sweet potatoes, haha!
Caitlyn Erhardt says
Mhmmm two of my favorites paired together! Can’t wait to try this!
We’re big fans of sweet potatoes, and agree it’s fun to experiment. These sound so tasty!
I absolutely love the flavor of blue cheese with the sweet potato. Such a delicious combination. (Great instructive video, too!)
Oh yum. These flavors are so good together. I loooooove caramelized onions in anything.
Monica | Nourish + Fete says
I love the sound of this shortcut for baking sweet potatoes! They are one the rare healthy veggies that I, my husband, and our son all enjoy, so I love making them, except for the time commitment! Having them done in 30 minutes would be lovely! And I am REALLY loving the sound of them paired with caramelized red onions – yum!