Stuffed Sweet Potatoes - Chef Abbie Gellman MS, RD, CDN

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Chef Abbie Gellman RD

Looking for a fun, creative meal, snack, or side dish?  Try our Stuffed Sweet Potatoes (aka Sweet Potato Bar).  Fun toppings like cheese, chives, sour cream, and veggies are always welcome.  Perfect for a party or a snack for the kiddos!

All about my Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

First preheat your oven to 400 Degrees F.  Wrap each potato individually in foil and place on a rimmed baking sheet.  Cook for about 1 hour until tender when pierced with a knife.

Once baked, split the sweet potatoes open and fluff with inside with a fork.  Serve potatoes with all the fixings.  Mix and match however you prefer and enjoy your Stuffed Sweet Potatoes!

Sweet Potatoes vs. Regular Potatoes

Why sweet potatoes versus regular potatoes?  First of all, both are delicious and good for you, so feel free to choose either.   I personally love the flavor of baked sweet potatoes a bit more than regular potatoes, so that’s just a preference.  Sweet potatoes have a naturally sweet flavor, and the sweetness comes out even more while cooking in the oven.

As far as nutrition goes, the orange-fleshed beauties pack a ton of beta carotene, a precursor to Vitamin A that is good for your eyesight.  They are also good sources of vitamin C, which is a great vitamin for our immune system, plus Vitamin B6, fiber, and Potassium.

If you find a sweet potato with purple flesh, this variety is rich in anthocyanins.  Anthocyanins are phytochemicals (plant chemicals) that research suggests may play a role in disease prevention. Try all the different types of sweet potatoes available and see which you like best!

Toppings, Toppings, Toppings!

What makes my Stuffed Sweet Potatoes so fun are all of the toppings.  Since sweet potatoes have a mild flavor, you can go in so many different directions and add different flavor profiles based on what you choose to use as toppings.  You can top your sweet potatoes with cheese, sour cream, Greek yogurt, extra veggies, chives, and much more.  Of course, these toppings make this dish even more delicious, but they also add nutrition.

Topping your sweet potatoes with Greek yogurt adds some extra protein to the dish as well as some creaminess – delicious.  You can also top with additional veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, or leafy greens.  These will help bulk up the meal, which will keep you full longer and add additional vitamins and minerals.

To make my Stuffed Sweet Potatoes more of a complete dish, you could add some protein like black beans, chicken, or pulled pork. You could also make it a breakfast dish by stuffing with some eggs, bacon, and avocado.  The opportunities are endless!  Let me know how you like to top your Stuffed Sweet Potatoes below!

Storage

If you want to save your leftover stuffed sweet potatoes, I recommend storing the sweet potatoes separate from the toppings.  This will ensure they do not get soggy.  You can cover and store your baked sweet potatoes in the refrigerator for about 4-5 days.

Similar Pages

Looking for some more potato recipes?  Check out my Potato Lentil Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette, Sheet Pan Chicken and Sweet Potatoes, and Greek Yogurt Potato Salad

baked sweet potato

Sweet potato ‘bar’

5 from 1 vote
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Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Keyword: baked potatoes, how to bake sweet potato, how to roast potato, roast potato, roast sweet potato, sweet potatoes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Chef Abbie Gellman RD

Ingredients

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes scrubbed
  • Cheddar cheese shredded
  • Sour cream
  • Plain Greek yogurt
  • Chopped chives
  • Steamed broccoli
  • Anything else you like!

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Wrap each potato individually in foil and place on rimmed baking sheet. Cook for ~1 hour until tender when pierced with a knife.
  • Split potatoes and fluff inside with a fork.
  • Serve potatoes with all the fixings! Mix and match however you like.

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