“Twice-Baked” Sweet Potatoes with Coconut

Side Dishes

“Twice-Baked” Sweet Potatoes with Coconut

A must with any jerk meal, sweet potatoes are a staple in this part of the world. These sweet sides are the perfect foil to the heat of the spicy Jerk Chicken.


4 servings

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Test Kitchen Tip

You can reheat the sweet potatoes in a microwave instead of on the grill.


Microwave sweet potatoes 5 minutes, rotate, and microwave until fork-tender, about 5 minutes more. When cool enough to handle, slice in half horizontally, scoop flesh into a bowl, and mash.

Preheat grill to medium high. Brush grill grate with oil.

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in coconut milk and brown sugar; cook until sugar dissolves, 23 minutes. Stir mixture into mashed sweet potatoes; add salt and nutmeg. Spoon mixture into shells. Grill, covered, to heat through, 3 minutes. Garnish sweet potatoes with toasted coconut.


To give the sweet potatoes coconut flavor and sweetness, add coconut milk and brown sugar.


Spoon sweet potato flesh mixture into the shells. At this point you can chill them until you’re ready to grill.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per serving

Calories: 223

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 9g 13%

Saturated Fat 6g 30%

Cholesterol 15mg 5%

Sodium 320mg 13%

Carbs 35g 11%

Fiber 4g 16%

Protein 3g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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