10 May 2012

Savory Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Another post about sweet potatoes?!

Ummm... yeah!



True Life:  I used to hate sweet potatoes.
Not just hate.... but loathe.  I basically would rather have eaten sand than a sweet potato.
I even gave them first billing on the EW List I compiled when I first started blogging.

These days, however, we're pretty hot and heavy.
Like, "if you're going to take that up to your room you better leave the door OPEN!" hot and heavy.  I should expect a nice orange glow of a tan any day now b/c of the sheer volume of these things I put away each week.  If you told me a year ago I would be this head over heels I would have laughed in your face.  If you told me this 6 months ago... I would have insisted I only like them in french fry form.  Yet now... now I'll fight you for the last sweet potato in the grocery store.  Life is funny like that.


Savory Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
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So did I have a point with all this?  Yes!  Make these!  After tweeting/instagramming [that's a word right?] about a zillion of these babies, I decided they needed another post to call their own.  They're kind of a big deal in my kitchen these days.  Especially this one.

healthy spicy savory stuffed sweet potato

So... do you want to get in on the action? [say yes!]  
Here are some of my favorite savory add-ons to get you started!

black beans
leftover veggies
roasted spaghetti squash
sharp cheddar cheese
greek yogurt
guacamole
salsa
sprouts
chives
cilantro
jalapenos
tomatoes
bell peppers
tortilla chip strips
sliced sweet mini peppers
cabot habanero cheddar
green onion
chia seeds

If you look at the list sideways it kiiiind of looks like a dumbbell  =)

healthy spicy savory stuffed sweet potato black beans

What's your favorite thing to slap on a sweet potato?

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48 comments:

  1. YUM!  i LOVE sweet potatoes!  my favorite things to slap on them are almond butter and greek yogurt. 

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  2. I used to be the same way! I hated sweet potatoes for a passion but about 2 years ago I fell in love and it has been the greatest thing ever. Give it to me any way... french fry form, chips, mashed, regular. yum yum yum!

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  3. yeeeessss. I share this intense love of sweet potaters. :) I am LOVING topping mine with all different flavors of Laughing Cow Light. unreal!

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  4. it just keeps coming...such delish recipes ideas- the one with tortillas is the winner for me!

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  5. I do want to get in on the action. I do. That looks amazing! It's a healthy relationship. Don't worry! ;)

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  6. What do you do with Chia seeds before you put them on sweet potatos? I've only eaten them plain so far (they're pretty delish on their own) but I definitely need to try out some of your ideas!

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  7. Stephanie CarlsonThursday, May 10, 2012

    I love sweet potatoes and black beans, but never would've thought of putting them together. Can't wait to try this combination! Maybe with some jalapenos? Great post - thank you for sharing!

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  8. I just sprinkle them plain/raw on top! They're AMAZING on salads, in smoothies, and in PB+J sandwiches too!

    OH! and sushi!!!! - http://www.peasandcrayons.com/2011/10/chia-sesame-sushi.html

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  9. Laura @ Sprint 2 the TableThursday, May 10, 2012

    I just roasted one and ate with with the coconut nut butter Sarah (Smart kitchen) made it.  I swooned.  And then went back for seconds. :)

    Sweet potatoes rock.

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  10. I'm really into black beans and sweet potatoes because of YOU!!! I heard a fun fact the other day that your taste buds change every 7 years so I guess your tongue finally hit the on button for the sweet potato switch. Aren't you glad? :)

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  11. Lately I've been eating sweet potatoes like they're going out of style!  Thanks for helping me change it up a little :)

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  12. Twice now this week, I've used guacamole and salsa on my sweet potatoes ... and guess where I got that idea?! ;)  That would be YOU, my friend!  Thank you for the delicious idea!!

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  13. I'm usually a sea salt & organic butter kinda gal (kind of blah right?!), but your loaded sweet taters have been on my list to try for quite a while now....in fact I bought a can of black beans, some sweet taters and some guacamole earlier this week so I could eat this! (I have a feeling a pic will be landing on Instagram very shortly :)

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  14. Oh yes PLEASE! :) I love savory sweet potatoes, and these look to die for :)

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  15. I love adding sprouts to sandwiches, never thought about a baked sweet potato.  Looks delish!!

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  16. OMG That picture. I almost licked the computer screen. At work. You're going to get me fired!

    Also, there is a restaurant sort of near me that makes sweet potato and black bean burritos. It is heavenly.

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  17. It IS funny how things change. In middle school I was the girl who packed an entire lunchbox of nothing but Little Debbie snacks (not kidding). And now, I'm the one in my family who's always finding ways to make recipes healthier!

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  18. Nikki @ lifeafterswimming.comThursday, May 10, 2012

    Oh girl I am totally the same way! I used to despise the things and now I can't get enough!

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  19. I can't believe that you didn't like sweet potatoes! WHAAAAT

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  20. I feel like I hate sweet potatoes too. I can't remember the last time I had one but I do remember not liking them. Did you just like them all of a sudden? Maybe I should be adventurous and try them again? I want to eat that picture. 

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  21. "If you look at that list sideways it kindddaaa looks like a dumbbell" - you're so hilarious but I actually thought that even before I read that sentence haha! Funny how our minds work. Thanks for the post, I love sweet potatoes - always have - but rarely eat them as a baked potato. Usually I mash them into things or have them in fries or cubes. I love this idea of things to top it with so I can start just eating them on their own! I actually bought a whole bag from the store this week just with that in mind. Thanks girl!

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  22. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.Thursday, May 10, 2012

    This looks pretty yum-tastic to me!

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  23. I love making a mini sweet potato casserole in a baked sweet potato.  I top with a tiny bit of margarine, brown sugar, cinnamon, and maybe a marshmallow or two...not the healthiest, but it's like Thanksgiving mid year :)

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  24. I love a good stuffed sweet potato and your photo is making me want one right now!  I sometimes scoop out the orange flesh and mix it with some low fat sour cream, herbs, maybe some leftover cooked ground beef, if I have any.  Then I top it with sauteed spinach, some low fat cheddar and pop the whole thing under the broiler for a few minutes.  Delicious. :)

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  25. I want to jump at the monitor and just eat this up! Yum!

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  26. Your timing is so perfect.  I have been CRAVING a sweet potato for the past few days!  I'm going to consider this a sign and go buy me a few HUGE sweeties this afternoon.  :D

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  27. haha love the dumbell comment :) and thanks for this list, im still only liking them in french fry form, trying to broaden my horizons and all.

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  28. I never tire of sweet potatoes.  Bring 'em on!  I usually eat mine plain though.  I know, I know, lame.

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  29. Sweet potatoes are one of my FAVE foods. Honestly, I love them plain or turned into fries. My favorite toppings would be black beans and cottage cheese. The cottage cheese turns a little gooey when it mixes with the hot sweet potato. YUM!!

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  30. I adore sweet potatoes like everybody else. When I make them at home I usually do 1 of 3 things: bake them then top them with a teeny pat of REAL butter and a sprinkling of either pumpkin pie spice or plain cinnamon and salt OR I'll bake them, mash them with greek yogurt, cinnamon, and salt OR I'll go all out and bake them, split them open, fill them with a handful of mini marshmallows then broil them until the marshmallows are toasted *Pure Perfection*

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  31. My Hubby and I are in love with sweet potatoes, too.  Besides the fact that they are have good carbs, they taste so good.  We cut them in planks, and grill them, with all of that caramelized goodness. We'll have to try the stuffed version, now.

    Congrats on the Top 9 today!













     

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  32. I LOVE sweet potatoes! I recently received an 'eCookbook' with various recipes made of Maple syrup (I actually adopted a Maple tree with Rouge maple..a cool site!!). One of the recipe was for sweet potatoes...made with Organic Maple Syrup! It gives an incredible sweet taste...I would eat these potatoes every day!! Thanks for sharing!

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  33. Congratulations on making the foodbuzz Top 9

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  34. corn and greek yogurt! I have some sprouts in my fridge right now I am trying to use up, will have to try it on a potato!

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  35. You know, I honestly like a little butter and salt best!

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  36. YUM, that looks incredible!  So delicious - what a healthy, fun dinner.  

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  37. Thanks Becky!!!! Grilled SP planks sounds soooooo good!!! I'll have to try that!

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  38. I have always loved sweet potatoes and I love all of the new and exciting ways to eat them. This looks amazing!

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  39. Sarah @ SnixykitchenFriday, May 18, 2012

    I love loaded baked potatoes, but I've never made one with a sweet potato. I LOVE sweet potatoes too, so I'll have to snag a few next time I'm at the market and stuff them with delicious add ins! Thanks for the idea :)

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  40. Taylor @ Taylor MadeMonday, May 28, 2012

    Have you ever put nut butters on a sweet potato? BEST thing ever!

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  41. excuse me while i go buy some sweet potatoes, black beans, sprouts, and greek yogurt...

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  42. Looove roasted sweet potatoes with horseradish sauce or tzatziki!

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  43. Yum - that looks delicious! I have a recipe for twice-baked sweet potatoes that I've been wanting to try.

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  44. Maranda - fellow veggie-loverThursday, February 06, 2014

    I am new to your blog and loving every sentence! I just had to share that I too was a long time hater of the dreaded sweet potato. I believe this was because they were always served in the style of their namesake - SWEET! Now however, I know the wonders of the savory sweet potato. My favorite is to make a twice baked broccoli & cheese stuffed sweet potato with Greek yogurt and salt & pepper. I will also make it with anything mexican. Thanks for your ideas!

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  45. Thanks Maranda! I could totally go for one of your twice baked broccoli potatoes now! YUM!

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