Loaded Sweet Potato Recipe

Loaded Sweet Potato Recipe
Staff Writer
Emily Jacobs

Instead of a loaded baked potato with cheese and bacon, try this fresh and healthy new spin with sweet potatoes, greens, and feta. 

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2
Servings
826
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 Cup walnuts
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 Cups greens, such as spinach and arugula
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 Teaspoons butter
  • 1/2 Cup crumbled feta cheese

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Place the sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and poke them all over with a fork. Bake them until fork-tender, about 30 minutes.

In a dry sauté pan, toast the walnuts over medium-low heat until toasted and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Remove from pan and coarsely chop.

In the same sauté pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the greens and garlic. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Sauté for about 5 minutes, until greens are wilted.

Remove sweet potatoes from oven and let cool for a bit. Slice along the side of each potato to open and mash the inside to break apart. Season each with salt and pepper, to taste, and add 1 teaspoon of butter to each. Divide the sautéed greens, the toasted walnuts, and the crumbled feta evenly among the 2 sweet potatoes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
31g
44%
Sugar
19g
21%
Saturated Fat
21g
88%
Cholesterol
46mg
15%
Carbohydrate, by difference
133g
100%
Protein
14g
30%
Vitamin A, RAE
103µg
15%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
8mg
11%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
421mg
42%
Choline, total
8mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
8g
32%
Folate, total
148µg
37%
Iron, Fe
7mg
39%
Magnesium, Mg
76mg
24%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
8mg
57%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
361mg
52%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
16µg
29%
Sodium, Na
761mg
51%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
338g
13%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

Sweet Potato Shopping Tip

Only buy potatoes that are firm, intact, and without any sprouts or green parts.

Sweet Potato Cooking Tip

Potatoes oxidize quickly; have a bowl full of cold water to put your potatoes after cutting them in order stop them from oxidizing.