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Loaded Sweet Potato Recipe

A more nutritious take on a favorite dish
Healthy loaded sweet potato recipe - The Daily Meal
Emily Jacobs/The Daily Meal

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

Ready in
40 m
10 m
(prepare time)
30 m
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


  • 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


Step 1: Preheat oven to 375F.

Step 2: Place the sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and poke them all over with a fork. Bake until fork-tender, about 30 minutes.

Step 3: Meanwhile, in a dry sauté pan, toast the 1/2 cup walnuts over medium-low heat until toasted and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Remove from pan and, once cool enough to handle, coarsely chop.

Step 4: In the same sauté pan, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat. Add 4 cups greens and 2 cloves minced garlic. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Sauté for about 5 minutes, until greens are wilted.

Step 5: 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 1/2 cup crumbled feta evenly among the 2 sweet potatoes and serve.