Are you looking for a simple lunch or dinner idea? Well, look no further. This stuffed sweet potato recipe is simple, healthy, and delicious. Easily customize your lunch or dinner to meet all your allergy and dietary needs. Need gluten-free? No problem. Vegetarian? I've got you covered.
Keep reading to find out more.
HOW TO MAKE STUFFED SWEET POTATOES
1. Wash sweet potatoes and pierce each one with a fork (approximately 5-6 times) around the potato.
2. Rub each sweet potato with 1/4 tsp. olive oil coating the entire potato.
3. Place sweet potatoes on a medium, rimmed baking sheet lined with foil.
4. Bake for 50-60 minutes until you can pierce potatoes easily with a knife.
5. Slice each sweet potato lengthwise, then fluff the inside lightly with a fork.
6. Stuff with your favorite fillings and toppings.
Try any of these variations, or create your own healthy stuffed sweet potato recipe. It's simple. Choose 1 meat, 1 vegetable, 1 sauce and spices. To keep it really simple, just use your leftovers.
Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Mix seasoned chicken, peppers, onions, cilantro and black beans together. Add mixture to your sweet potatoes. Top with guacamole or sour cream.
Beef Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Mix seasoned ground beef, bacon, broccoli and cheese together and add to your sweet potatoes.
Pork Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Stuff your sweet potato with pulled pork, jalapenos, and barbecue sauce, then top with avocado.
Vegetarian Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Mix together your favorite vegetables and add them to your sweet potato.
Think Outside the Box
For a different take on this stuffed sweet potoato recipe, try mixing up a batch of tuna salad. Add it to your potato and top with diced asparagus, chickpeas and ground black pepper.
For a sweet and savory dinner, combine brown sugar, cinnamon, melted butter, and salt. Add it to your sweet potato. For extra sweetness, top with mini marshmallows and toast in the broiler for 1-2 minutes.
Bake your sweet potatoes up to 3 days ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator. When your ready, just reheat the potatoes and go.
Leftovers are the perfect filling for this stuffed sweet potato recipe. Stuff your potatoes with leftover taco meat, barbecue pork, or baked ham for a simple lunch or dinner.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, consider using your leftover Thanksgiving turkey in this recipe.
WHAT FLAVORS GO WELL WITH SWEET POTATOES
Herbs and Spices
Try chili pepper, cilantro, salt, garlic, ginger, rosemary, thyme, cinnamon, coconut, allspice, and clove.
Fruits and VegetablesLimes, onions, carrots, oranges, pineapple, and apples all pair well with sweet potatoes.
Pecans and walnuts go best with sweet potatoes.
Try maple syrup, brown sugar, honey, or butter.
The Best Stuffed Sweet Potato Recipe
- Medium size rimmed baking sheet
- 4 medium Sweet potatoes washed and pierced with a fork
- 1/4 tsp Olive oil for coating potatoes per potato
- Fillings and toppings optional as desired
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Line a medium, rimmed baking sheet with foil.
- Wash sweet potatoes and pierce each one with a fork (approximately 5-6 times) around the potato.
- Rub each sweet potato with 1/4 tsp. olive oil coating the entire potato.
- Place sweet potatoes on the baking sheet.
- Bake for 50-60 minutes until you can pierce potatoes easily with a knife.
- Remove sweet potatoes from the oven and let cool for a few minutes.
- Slice each sweet potato lengthwise, then fluff the inside lightly with a fork.
- Stuff with your favorite fillings and toppings.
- Serve and Enjoy!
DID YOU MAKE THE SWEET POTATOES? Which variation did you choose? Let me know how they turned out with a comment below! I love to hear from you.
Blessings, Laura xo