“It’s not plagiarism in the digital age, it’s repurposing.”  Kenneth Goldsmith

I’m going to be honest right from the start and admit that I got this recipe from a blog called, dontgobaconmyheart.    Now who couldn’t love that blog name!

However, this blogger topped his version of stuffed sweet potatoes (yes, it’s a blog by a man) with feta cheese, which wouldn’t sit well with my husband, so I changed that to cream cheese. He also topped his creation with pomegranate seeds, which I changed to bacon.  Are we talking about the same recipe?  Maybe not, but I wanted you to know about this other blog.


4 medium sweet potatoes

2 T cream cheese

1 T minced onion

4 slices crispy bacon, crumbled

1 T butter

1/4 t paprika

1/8 t nutmeg

1/8 t cinnamon


Olive oil


Coat the sweet potatoes with oil and salt.  Bake for about 45 minutes at 380 degrees, or until crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

Slice open the sweet potatoes, scoop out the contents, and place into a bowl, leaving just enough sweet potato in the skin so the potato maintains its shape.

Mix the potato with the butter and spices.  Scoop the mixture back into the potato skins and bake for an additional 10 minutes until they begin to crisp on top.

Top  with minced onion, bacon, and dabs of cream cheese.  Yummy!

THE REST OF THE STORY – I couldn’t get the potato to scoop out of it’s skin.  The whole thing fell apart in my hands so I simply put the innards into a bowl with the butter and spices, topped it with cream cheese, and put the dish back into the oven.

Well, my husband, who is sweet enough, never had sweet potato without extra sugar thrown into the recipe. He agreed with me, however, that this dish was tasty enough without extra sugar.  The added spices brought forth the lovely sweetness of the sweet potatoes.  I served the onion and bacon on the side.


Will serve this again and again.  So yummy!  Maybe I’ll even learn how to do them in their shells.

Loveya – The Grandma




side dish Veggies

Grandma Pat View All →

Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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