Stuffed Sweet Potato

April 5, 2017

I don't know about you but I love sweet potatoes. They are great for you skin, and an amazing source of antioxidants and fibre. Even as a child I always preferred sweet potatoes over white ones. I remember my mom making chicken with both white and sweet potatoes, the white ones for my sister and the sweet ones for me! 

 

I decided to experiment and make a meal out of sweet potatoes and came up with a turkey stuffed sweet potato. Please give it a try and let me know if you enjoy it as much as I did! 

 

 

 

Serves 4

 

Ingredients: 

- 4 medium sized sweet potatoes, skin on

- 400-500 g ground turkey

- 1 white onion, chopped

- 4-5 cups fresh spinach 

- 2 cups white mushrooms, diced

- 1 and 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese 

- Salt and black pepper to taste

- 2 tsp. dried oregano

- 1-2 tsp. chili flakes 

- 2 tbsp. vegetable or coconut oil

 

Directions: 

Preheat oven to 425 F. Pierce potatoes all over with a fork and wrap in aluminum foil. Place on tray and bake for 45-60 minutes. When your potatoes have about 15 minutes left, begin cooking the topping. 

 

In a large skillet, warm vegetable oil and add ground turkey (breaking into small pieces). Cook for 2-3 minutes. Add onions and continue to sauté for an additional 2-3 minutes. While sautéing begin to season with salt, black pepper,and oregano. Add in mushrooms and continue to cook for 4-5 minutes. If meat appears cooked add in spinach and sauté until wilted. During the very last minute add in mozzarella cheese and any additional seasoning, mix together well. 

Remove potatoes from oven, cut in half and slightly mash (just slightly). Top with turkey mixture and enjoy! 

 

Cheers to happy and healthy eating! :) 

 

Until next time, 

 

Angela - Eat Right Feel Right XO 

 

 

 

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