Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potato Recipes

For the longest time I used to overcomplicate things.  One of those things was how to cook sweet potatoes.  Especially how to bake sweet potatoes.  For some reason, they always tasted amazing when others made them but I could never get them right.  After years of chasing the elusive perfect sweet potato, I stumbled across the holy grail when I started baking sweet potatoes in the oven.  Now I like to bake 10 at a time and keep them in fridge for when I am hungry.  I peel them and saute them with my eggs in the morning, I mash them and bake with them, and sometimes I just eat them cold.  Either way, they are always delicious.  Leave me a comment with your favorite way to eat Sweet Potatoes, hopefully this one is on the top of the list.

Sweet Potato Recipes

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Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
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Serves: 6-8
  1. Preheat oven to 400 Degrees Fahrenheit (205 Celsius)
  2. Wash and scrub your sweet potatoes, prick them with a fork and place on an aluminum foil lined baking sheet
  3. Coat your sweet potatoes with 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  4. Place in the oven and bake until soft all the way through, about 45 minutes to 1 hour
  5. While your sweet potatoes are baking, preheat a cast iron skillet or saute pan over medium heat
  6. Heat 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and add your onions, stirring often
  7. Cook onions for 5-7 minutes or until translucent
  8. Add the bell pepper, apples and cranberries, cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally
  9. Add bacon and spinach, stir often for 2-3 minutes until all spinach has cooked down
  10. Season with salt and pepper to taste and remove from heat
  11. To serve, slice each sweet potato lengthwise and push on the ends to open up the middle
  12. Spoon the stuffing into each sweet potato and serve

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  1. Thanks, George. I just made this and it was terrific. I used our Big Green Egg for both the sweet potatoes and the bacon. But this is an answer — two, actually — to your question about favorite sweet potato uses.

    The first is good all year — sweet-potato quesadillas:

    The second is especially important at Thanksgiving — sweet-potato hash with leftover turkey:

    I like your idea of baking sweet potatoes ahead of time; I’ll certainly be using that.

  2. Thank you for posting this recipe George. I made as a meal – it was so good. The flavors go so well together. I’ll pin it for sure!

    1. You are just plain petty. Most of us foodie’s do not care about spelling. We just want the recipes to have the correct measurements!?

  3. I easily eat a sweet potato everyday, since changing my diet. I like dicing about 6 of couple varieties and roasting them with red onion, avocado oil, salt and pepper. Then I also eat them cold or sautéed with kale and protein of choice for breakfast. Also great with fresh herbs.

  4. Quick and easy egg drink for breakfast or any meal.
    Put in a blender
    2 or 3 eggs
    2 or 3 tbs butter
    1 tbs coconut oil. If not used to it, you may have to start with less.
    your favorite spices
    1/2 tsp sea salt
    about 2-4 oz cold sweet potato(cooked the night before). Instead of the sweet potato, 1/2 an avocado will be good too, and you can throw in a handful of berries.

    Add some boiling water, about 1/2 to 2/3 cup. Blend in blender, until smooth. You may have to stir some more as you drink it. I am small, and so mine is the less amount in that recipe. Some say cold sweet potato will have more resistant starch. I have not tried freezing this, and eating as ice cream, but it may work.

  5. The stuffed sweet potatoes turned out SO good, hubby called ’em “loaded heaven”. I’m not a big fan of pork, next time I’ll stuff ’em w/chicken sausage, everything else in the recipe will stay the same. Thanks for the great recipe :-)

  6. I have two sweet potatoes in right now, this recipe will go good w/the paleo bar b que pork ribs…..hubby will be happy :-)

  7. WOW! I LOVED this! I am making this again and again! I made the bacon and just tossed everything in the bacon fat :D… spectacular! Plus I shared the recipe with others cause it was amazing!

  8. These look delicious and I’m looking forward to trying them. But do you ever roast your sweet potatoes on the grill?? I normally start mine in the microwave then finish it on the grill in foil and a thin layer of almost honey like stuff forms on the outside.

  9. I made this stuffed sweet potato recipe for dinner last night. However, I substituted the bacon for leftover pulled pork I had. It turned a delicious side into a full-blown meal that even my paleo-rebellious kids gobbled up. I actually cooked the sweet potatoes in the crock pot (thank you, Juli at PaleOMG). Whole meal took only minutes to make and was a huge hit! Awesome flavors.

  10. I found my recipe book in my downloads on my kindle numerous times because I didn’t think it was working and kept trying.

  11. Baked with Breakfast sausage, spinach, egg and salt and pepper filling
    makes a yummy and well rounded breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

  12. I bake my sweet potato until the sweet goo oozes out. Then once they are slightly cooler I halve it and I blob almond or macadamia nut butter on those babies. And when I am feeling adventurous I even tuck some sliced banana inside and spread the nut butter over that….ridiculous delight!

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