Italian-Style Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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Danielle Castillo Modified: March 22, 2022
Italian-Style Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

How To Make Italian-Style Stuffed Sweet Potato

When we think of Italian-style, we instinctively think of basil, tomatoes, and cheese and that’s what we’re having for this stuffed sweet potato dish.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 50 minutes
Total: 1 hour

Serves:

Ingredients

For Sweet Potatoes

  • Cooking spray
  • 4 mediumsweet potatoes
  • ¼ cupmarinara
  • ¼ cupfreshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 4ozpart-skim Mozzarellathinly sliced
  • 10freshbasil leaveschopped, for garnish
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • red pepper flakesoptional
  • Pine nutsoptional

For Salad

  • 4cupsbaby arugula
  • 2tsp.good quality balsamic vinegar
  • 2tsp.extra-virgin olive oil
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. Cover a large sheet pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.  Move oven rack to the second highest slot.

  3. Poke each sweet potato 4 to 5 times with a fork and place on the prepared sheet pan.  Roast for 45 minutes.

  4. Remove potatoes from oven and carefully slice open.  Allow the steam to escape and then mash the flesh with a fork.

  5. Evenly distribute the tomato sauce, Parmesan cheese, and Italian seasoning among the sweet potatoes.

  6. Add a pinch of salt and pepper to each and carefully mix it in with the sweet potato flesh.

  7. Switch oven to broil, top each potato with 1 ounce of mozzarella and broil for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the cheese has browned.

  8. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, toss the arugula with vinegar, oil, salt and pepper.

  9. Distribute salad evenly to 4 plates or shallow bowls. 

  10. Top each with a sweet potato, then pine nuts, basil and red pepper flakes, if using.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 702.46kcal
  • Fat: 47.30g
  • Saturated Fat: 27.73g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 15.40g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.83g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.57g
  • Fiber: 0.42g
  • Sugar: 2.05g
  • Protein: 60.39g
  • Cholesterol: 119.26mg
  • Sodium: 2225.94mg
  • Calcium: 2001.05mg
  • Potassium: 207.07mg
  • Iron: 1.56mg
  • Vitamin A: 355.37µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.22mg
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