Freezer Cooking: Twice Baked Sweet Potato (with Maple Syrup and Bacon)

Twice Baked Sweet PotatoSo, I wanted to try to make my own twice baked potatoes and freeze them.  I am always looking for ways to freeze recipes that can be heated up quickly.  So, as I was researching for recipes on Pinterest, it became clear that there was a lack of these recipes with sweet potatoes.  My kitchen became a cooking lab and I came up with a tasty recipe:  Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Maple Syrup and Bacon!  I hope you find you like them as much as my sister and I did (she was a willing tester!)  The detailed recipe is at the end of this post for easy printing.  (This post may contain affiliate links.  This means that if you purchase a product through a link we have here in the post, we may be compensated at no cost to you.) 

 

 

 

Preparation

The first thing that I needed to do, was to bake the sweet potatoes:

  • I set the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Placed foil on a baking sheet.
  • Scrubbed the potatoes in the sink.
  • Cut several slits into the sweet potatoes on each side.
  • Placed the potatoes on the foil lined baking sheet
  • Baked for 1-1/2 hours (this can vary according to the size of the sweet potatoes).

Clean Sweet Potatoes

Assembling

The sweet potatoes were done when I was able to stick a fork in the middle easily.  Next, I…

  • Started cooking the bacon.
  • Bacon cookingCut the potatoes in half.
  • Cut Sweet PotatoesScooped out the middle of each of the halves into a mixing bowl.
  • Added the partially melted butter, brown sugar and maple syrup to the bowl and mixed till smooth.

Chop Bacon

  • Chopped up the bacon.
  • Mixed the bacon into the sweet potato mixture.
  • Placed the mixture back in the sweet potato shells (I found that I was able to fill up all but two of the shells).

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

  • Then, I wrapped each one in plastic wrap and set them back on the baking sheet for freezing.

Freezing and Heating

Once they were partially frozen on the baking sheet (wrapped in a layer of plastic wrap) I removed them from the freezer.  I wrapped them a second time with a plastic wrap and seal product and placed them in freezer bags.  I then labeled the bags and removed the air out of the bag (using a straw).

Ready for Freezer!I placed them back in the freezer for later!

These will not need to be baked in the oven again, you can simply microwave them for a minute or so after you thaw them in the refrigerator.

Below is the recipe!

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Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Maple Syrup and Bacon!

Servings 6 Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs. Sweet Potatoes
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Maple Syrup
  • 3 tblsp. Butter softened
  • 10 pieces Bacon crisp

Instructions

  1. Wash the potatoes clean.  

  2. Cut several slits in each potato.

  3. Place potatoes on a foil lined baking sheet.

  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or more, depending on the size of the potatoes.  

  5. Potatoes are done once a fork can pierce the middle of a potato easily.

  6. Cook the bacon till crisp.  Drain on paper towel and chop up.

  7. Slice the sweet potatoes in half and scoop out the potato, leaving enough on the shells to make them sturdy.

  8. Mix the scooped out sweet potatoes, butter, brown sugar and maple syrup.  Then add the chopped bacon and finish mixing.

  9. Scoop the mixture back into as many shells as possible.

  10. Wrap in plastic wrap and place on the baking sheet and place in the freezer to freeze.

  11. When either partially frozen or completely frozen, remove from freezer.  Wrap a second time in either a plastic wrap and seal or aluminum foil.

  12. Place them in a freezer plastic bag, remove the excess air and seal.

  13. Freeze!

  14. When you are ready, thaw them in the refrigerator and heat in the microwave!

  15. Enjoy!

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