• Stuffed Sweet Potato Recipe

    This Stuffed Sweet Potato Recipe is one of my favorite quick lunch or dinner options.

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    Recently, I shared two versions on my Instagram, and folks were interested in making their own.

    The best part is that you can use the template in this post to build virtually any kind of stuffed sweet potato that you want, using what you have on hand.

    It’s not so much a strict recipe as it is a method, so feel free to make your own riff.

    The anatomy of a perfect stuffed sweet potato can be broken down into three layers:

    1) The Vessel

    This is the base of your dish. Not keen on sweet potatoes? There are other options!

    • If you eat white potatoes, try a nice roasted Russet as the base.
    • Use any color sweet potato you like or can get your hands on. The yellow-fleshed varieties have less moisture inside which some people prefer.
    • Feeling fancy? Try roasting a small squash, maybe acorn or butternut, and use that as the base.

    Here’s how I roast my sweet potatoes:

    Roasted Sweet Potato Recipe

    Preparation 5 mins 2017-03-29T00:05:00+00:00
    Cook Time 60 mins 2017-03-29T01:00:00+00:00
    Serves 6     adjust servings

    Ingredients

    • 6 sweet potatoes or yams

    Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 425F. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
    2. Wash the sweet potatoes thoroughly.
    3. Assemble the sweet potatoes – unpeeled and uncut – on the baking sheet.
    4. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes or until a knife inserted into the sweet potato easily pierces through the flesh.
    5. Allow to cool, then store in a covered container in the fridge until you’re ready to use them, up to 7 days. Peel if desired or cut down the middle and reheat, then stuff with the filling of your choice.

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    Stuffed Sweet Potato Recipe | StupidEasyPaleo.com
    Roasted Sweet Potato Recipe
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    Serves: 6
    Ingredients
    • 6 sweet potatoes or yams
    Instructions
    1. Preheat the oven to 425F. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
    2. Wash the sweet potatoes thoroughly.
    3. Assemble the sweet potatoes – unpeeled and uncut – on the baking sheet.
    4. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes or until a knife inserted into the sweet potato easily pierces through the flesh.
    5. Allow to cool, then store in a covered container in the fridge until you’re ready to use them, up to 7 days. Peel if desired or cut down the middle and reheat, then stuff with the filling of your choice.
    Notes
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    Want to save time? Roast half a dozen sweet potatoes on your weekly cook-up day. That way, when you’re ready to assemble your stuffed sweet potato, you simply need to reach into the fridge and reheat.

    Stuffed Sweet Potato Recipe | StupidEasyPaleo.com

    2) The Filling

    I usually go for a meat or meat + veg combo. Your imagination is the only limiter. Shredded, slow cooked meats are perfect here. Or, cook up some ground meat on the fly. I often mix in some pre-roasted veggies – also something I do on my weekly cook-up day – for bonus nutrients.

    Some of my favorite meaty, make-ahead fillings:

    Tasty veggies to pair with the meat filling:

    Stuffed Sweet Potato Recipe | StupidEasyPaleo.com

    3) The Toppings

    This is where things get fun. I like adding toppings that add a big punch of flavor, some acidity or heat to cut the sweetness, or even a little extra healthy fat – especially if the meat in the filling is on the leaner side. Incorporating something with crunch helps offset the otherwise soft texture of the stuffed sweet potato.

    Here’s just a few ideas:

    Need an idea or two to kickstart your first stuffed sweet potato attempt? Try these combinations:

    Looking to feed a crowd? Set the toppings out and let everyone customize their own. In high school, we had a baked potato bar on certain Fridays. We went nuts for it!

    Now that you know the formula – vessel, filling, and toppings – experiment and make your own tasty combinations.

    Pin this Stuffed Sweet Potato Recipe for later!

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    Steph Gaudreau is a certified holistic nutrition practitioner, weightlifting and mindset coach, and the author of the best-selling Performance Paleo Cookbook. Her recipes and expert advice have been featured in SELF, Outside Magazine, Elle, and Greatist. Steph loves barbells, cats, and anything Lord of the Rings. She lives in San Diego, CA.

    6 thoughts on “Stuffed Sweet Potato Recipe

    1. YUM! This is the ultimate guide to the best stuffed sweet potatoes EVAH! I’m loving the Green Chile Chicken stuffing idea…with bacon bits…ugh, I want to try all the varieties!

    2. I always put my sweet potatoes in the microwave – saves a lot of time. Wash, pierce with knife, wrap in paper towel, nuke for 5 minutes and BAM a steaming hot tater. Also, I love the name of this blog … Stupid Easy Paleo and I didn’t have to read about the kids, or what the pet did, yadda, yadda, yadda before I found the recipe – good going.

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