Bake your sweet potato in foil at 425 degrees for 1 hour, 15 minutes.
Over medium-high heat, cook your bratwurst until done. You can also roast it in the oven with the sweet potato for the last 20-25 minutes.
Remove sweet potato from the oven and allow to sit for 10 minutes, then slice it open. Spread the butter on the inside of the sweet potato.
Add the crumbled bacon.
Add the cheese (optional).
Add the bratwurst.
Add the sauerkraut.
Smother in Thousand Island.
Stuff your face.