Who doesn’t love a good baked potato in the fall? Instead of using your average russet potato, why not a sweet potato with less starch and twice the Vitamin C? The chipotles sure give this baked potato some kick and it contrasts nicely with this sweeter potato. Don’t be afraid to eat the skin because it contains almost three times the amount of antioxidants as the flesh itself!
In general, boiling potatoes preserves a lot more of its vitamins and minerals, but there are still a lot of health benefits to be had even when it is baked!
Chipotle Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
- 4 medium-size sweet potatoes
- 1 lime, juiced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne (optional, if you want an extra kick!)
- 1 whole chipotle in adobo, minced
- 2 cups fresh spinach or kale
- ½ cup chopped cilantro
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (or you can skip this or opt for Daiya brand for a dairy free option!)
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray. Scrub your sweet potatoes clean and lay them on the baking sheet. Roast in the oven until soft, somewhere in the range of 1 hour. Check occasionally. Actual baking time will depend on thickness and size of your potatoes.
- Remove the sweet potatoes from the oven and carefully slice them in half. Scoop out the flesh and put it in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Leave a little flesh on the potato to create a wall. Set the skins aside.
- Once the flesh has been removed, mash it all up in the mixing bowl. Add in the lime juice, minced garlic, cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper and minced chipotle and mix until combined. Stir in the spinach or kale. The potatoes should still be hot enough to wilt them as they are mixed in.
- Line the skins up on the baking sheet. Stuff them with the chipotle sweet potato mixture and top with cheese and cilantro. Put them back in the oven for about 20 minutes until cheese is melted.
These sweet potatoes not only have great flavor and take any potato to the next level, but they are good for you to! These make a great snack or even a dinner if you pair with a salad or vegetable on the side!
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