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.
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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 (paid Amazon link).
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.
Mix seasoned chicken, peppers, onions, cilantro and black beans together. Add mixture to your sweet potatoes. Top with guacamole or sour cream.
Mix seasoned ground beef, bacon, broccoli and cheese together and add to your sweet potatoes.
Stuff your sweet potato with pulled pork, jalapenos, and barbecue sauce, then top with avocado.
Mix together your favorite vegetables and add them to your sweet potato.
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.
See my recipe for Healthy Leftover Ham, for an additional variation for this recipe. Don't forget to use my Homemade Honey Mustard Sauce.
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.
Try chili pepper, cilantro, salt, garlic, ginger, rosemary, thyme, cinnamon, coconut, allspice, and clove.
Pecans and walnuts go best with sweet potatoes.
Try maple syrup, brown sugar, honey, or butter.
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