Twice-Baked & Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Twice-Baked and Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Twice-Baked and Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Happy Hump Day! Are you having a nice week? The weather here is warm again after a few really cold days last week… make up your mind, Durham! I guess there is a reason I never put away my summer OR winter clothes all year.

Anyone who knows me at all knows my obsession with sweet potatoes. My dentist actually asked me a few years ago if I ate a lot of them because the inside of my mouth was orange.

Umm… *sheepish smile*

Recently I came across the MOST LEGIT LIFE HACK EVER. Sweet potato toasts! You can actually slice a sweet potato and toast it in the toaster like bread! I obviously had to try it.

But let’s get to the point of this post. Twice-baked, stuffed sweet potatoes. Apparently I was in the mood for them after coming back from my weekend in Texas, where I was celebrating a dear friend’s bachelorette party.

But let’s be real. Anything sweet potato-related that is mixed with cream cheese, butter, and spices is craveable all year long. So here you have it! Twice-baked sweet potatoes, this time with ground turkey.

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Twice-Baked and Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Twice-Baked and Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

These have meat in them for all you hungry men like my husband out there, but you could easily make them vegetarian- just sub in lentils or leave it out completely! Goat cheese for topping is a must.

They can also be easily frozen to be reheated later on… perhaps for Thanksgiving? (OK that may be a bit TOO long… but in my mind the freezer stops time). Maybe try your next game day meal- your guests won’t be able to stop themselves!

Twice-Baked and Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Recipe Type: Main
Cuisine: Tex-Mex, Fall, Comfort Food
Author: Claire McCormick of “Claire Tastes”
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Serves: 8
Comforting and autumnal! They can also be easily frozen to be reheated later on… perhaps for Thanksgiving? (OK that may be a bit TOO long… but in my mind the freezer stops time).
Ingredients
  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • 1 package lean ground turkey
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 oz. spinach
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp each garlic powder, cumin, parsley
  • 1/8 tsp each nutmeg and cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt and pepper
  • avocado slices
  • goat cheese
Instructions
  1. Microwave potatoes on high for 10 minutes, turning every few minutes, or until fork tender. Slice lengthwise.
  2. Using a spoon, scoop out inside of potato, leaving a little potato in the skins.
  3. In a large skillet, heat olive oil on medium. Cook ground turkey on medium high heat until done, about 6-8 min. Add sweet potato filling, spinach, butter, cream cheese, milk, and all spices. Cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally until well incorporated.
  4. Gently scoop filling into potato skins, and top with avocado slices and goat cheese, plus more parsley if desired.
  5. Bake at 350 deg, covered, for 20 minutes, then 10 mins uncovered until goat cheese has melted.
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Hope you enjoy!

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