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Simple Sweet Potatoes

Rated as 4.78 out of 5 Stars

"Sweet potatoes (minus the sweet). These are best served hot! The inside mixture will cool things down so it's edible. Remember real butter. Temperatures are important because they create the textures. I hope you all enjoy! I have turned non-sweet potato eaters into sweet potato lovers with this recipe. If you're not into onions you can use celery."
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1 h 55 m servings 681
Original recipe yields 3 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  2. Make a long, narrow cut lengthwise down the center of each sweet potato. Wrap each potato in aluminum foil.
  3. Bake potatoes directly on the rack of the preheated oven until tender, about 1 hour.
  4. Mash avocado flesh, salt, and pepper together in a bowl with a fork until mostly smooth. Fold onion into avocado mixture. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, about 45 minutes.
  5. Remove potatoes from foil and slice open, pushing the two ends of each together to open the potato. Divide 1/2 of the butter between the potato openings. Spoon avocado mixture into each potato and top each with remaining butter.


  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 681 calories; 27.6 104.6 10.1 20 455 Full nutrition

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I'm always looking for different uses for avocado and sweet potatoes so this seemed like the perfect experiment. I didn't have the red onions so I substituted with a shallot, I don't think that ...

This was different, and I thought it was good! I liked the sweetness of the potatoes w/ the flavors of the avocado mixture. I was worried how everything would work together, but it was nice, and...

I made this last night but highly nervous because the flavor combo seem crazy! I was so fantastic!!! My 14 year old daughter (soon picky) was so mad that I only made 1 sweet potato per person....

I didn't believe it even after reading the reviews but this was good! I only had a half of an avocado but had store bought guacamole so mixed those two together. Really different and we like dif...

Loved it. I did one avocado per potato though.

It was very good. You need more than 2 avocados though. I would say an avocado per potato

This odd combination is scrumptious! I've made it several times now, the only change is the addition of Tony's Seasoning to the guacamole.

Trying to eat cleaner diet, no sugar, gmos etc, finding a sweet potato recipe with out brown sugar was sweet! I didn't have red onion, used sweet white onion, it didn't hurt a thing. my husband ...