My kids really, really like sweet potatoes. My oldest would eat several in a meal easily, and he loves them with some healthy fats like butter or coconut oil, and bit of salt. One of our favorite recipes is stuffed sweet potatoes, because it’s so easy to make and is very filling.
For Any Meal of the Day …
These are surprisingly great for breakfast and you could substitute any meat or leftover meat for the sausage. I make a bunch of these ahead of time and wrap in foil for quick meals. Just pop them in the oven to heat them up. They are also wonderful post-workout meals after weight training to refuel muscles without grains.
If you bake the sweet potatoes, and assemble all the fillings and toppings, you can also make a “sweet potato bar” to let everyone in your family create their own stuffed sweet potato creation.
Savory Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Recipe
Yield 4 -6
Delicious baked sweet potatoes with a sausage and vegetable filling. These are a filling and nourishing meal that are easy to make and kid-approved.
- Bake sweet potatoes for 45 minutes to an hour or until soft.
- Brown sausage in a large skillet.
- When it is almost browned, add diced onion.
- When onions have started to soften, add the spinach.
- Saute until all are cooked and spice to taste.
- When sweet potatoes are soft, remove them from the oven and cut in half lengthwise.
- In a large baking dish or on a baking sheet, flatten the sweet potato a little bit and add a big scoop of the stuffing mixture to the middle of the sweet potato, dividing evenly among them.
- Top with cheese if using.
- Return to the oven for about 10 minutes to incorporate flavors and melt the cheese.
- Top with sour cream if desired and serve.
A great recipe for batch cooking when sweet potatoes are on sale. Simply cook the sweet potatoes, stuff, wrap in foil, and freeze until ready to use. Reheat from frozen in a 350°F oven for 20-25 or until heated through.
Serving Size 1 whole potato
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 42 g
Saturated Fat 16.4 g
Cholesterol 125 mg
Sodium 1257 mg
Total Carbohydrates 42.7 g
Dietary Fiber 7.5 g
Sugars 10 g
Protein 34.3 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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