Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Stuffed sweet Potatoes
Stuffed sweet Potatoes

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Course: Main Dish
Servings: 4
Sweet potatoes are our new favorite vehicle to freshen up leftovers. We especially love it two ways: 1. with BBQ meat or 2. with roasted veggies.
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Ingredients

  • 2 sweet potato
  • 2 cups filling*
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Clean the potatoes and poke a few times with a fork. Bake until a knife slides in cleanly, around 60 minutes.
    ALTERNATIVELY: "Bake" potatoes in the microwave on a plate or paper towel. Start with five minutes. From there just do one-minute increments until done.
  • Allow to cool slightly, then cut in half. Gently scoop out most of the potato, leaving a small border.
  • Mix the potato with your desired fillings and divide the whole mixture between the four potato skins. Place in an oven-safe container and top with cheese or sauce.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until heated through and any cheese is melted. Top with extras like craisins or green onions and serve immediately.

Notes

FILING IDEAS
  • Shredded chicken with bbq sauce
  • A mix of roasted, chopped peppers and onions 
  • Blanched or roasted broccoli (top with goat or feta cheese and a handful of Craisins)
  • 1 can of black beans, drained, plus 1 cup corn and 1 chopped peppers (top with cheddar or cotija cheese)
OTHER NOTES
This is a great make-ahead freezer dish. Take it through the re-stuffing step, then securly wrap in plastic wrap. When you want to eat it, ideally, you'll have time to let it thaw overnight in the fridge. If not, just allow for more time in the oven.
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