Stuffed Sweet Potatoes : Leftovers Made Easy and Yummy

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes : Leftovers Made Easy and Yummy

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Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are one of those magical foods that can become just about nearly anything you want it to be. They come packed with all sorts of good-for-you vitamins and such while also tasting darn delicious. Stuffed sweet potatoes are the perfect way to enjoy leftovers like BBQ meat, roasted veggies, beans, or any number of fillings. We’d love to hear your favorite way to stuff a sweet potato!

Servings: 4


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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Allow to cool slightly, then cut in half. Gently scoop out most of the potato, leaving a small border.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.



- 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)


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.