Twice Baked Yams



Serving size

1/2 stuffed potato
75 Minutes

This recipe can be easily multiplied and keeps well – reheat gently.

Twice Baked Yams


12 ounce Yam, raw (1 large yam or sweet potato)
2 Tbsp Reduced fat buttermilk
1/8 tsp. Salt
1 to taste Black pepper
2 medium Green onions (sliced crosswise)
1 ounce Reduced fat cheddar cheese (grated)


Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Place the potato in the oven and bake for 40 - 45 minutes.

Remove and let cool slightly.

Slice the yam in half lengthwise.

Scoop out the flesh of the yam leaving about 1/4 inch of skin and flesh.

Place the flesh in a bowl and mash together with the buttermilk, salt, pepper and green onion.

Stuff the yam skins with the mashed yam and top with the grated cheese.

Place the potatoes in the oven and bake until the cheese is melted.


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GERD / Acid Reflux

This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.


Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.

Coumadin® (Warfarin)

This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Gluten Sensitivity

This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. - Check for flour or modified food starch in pre-shredded cheese.


This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

Recipe Notes

Twice baked potatoes are the ultimate comfort food – a cross between a baked potato and a mashed potato. This version using yams or sweet potatoes is equally good and great for you.

"Papa, potatoes, poultry, prunes and prism, are all very good words for the lips."

Charles Dickens