4. Cool and cut in half
Remove sweet potatoes from oven and slice in half lengthwise. Cool until able to handle.
Use a spoon or melon baller and scoop from the middle of the sweet potato flesh towards the edge. This prevents tearing of the skin. If possible, leave a small perimeter of unscooped flesh for structure.
Add flesh to a large bowl. In the off chance your sweet potato is still under baked due to probe insertion, or probing one of the smaller potatoes, scoop the flesh and microwave for 1-2 minutes for a fast fix.