Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes Stuffed with Blue Cheese and Spinach

Cooking for One or Two, Recipes, Worknight Dinners
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Photo: Leigh Loftus

Photo: Leigh Loftus

Raise your hand if you like sweet potatoes. Actually, don’t raise your hand. Because if you’re home alone at your computer and you raise your hand, that will just look weird. And if you’re in a public place, like work or Starbucks, your raised hand might attract some unwanted attention. Perhaps even from your boss who isn’t aware that you spend the better half of your afternoon reading blogs. I digress.

Yesterday for lunch I had some ingredients I wanted to use up so that they’d be gone and I could finally justify a trip to the grocery store. Among them were frozen chopped spinach, sweet potatoes and goat cheese [along with some other staples that I need not bore you by listing off]. Sometimes I can’t really put my finger on what inspires me to take a certain combination of ingredients and turn them into a recipe. This is one of those occasions.

Photo: Leigh Loftus

Photo: Leigh Loftus

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes Stuffed with Blue Cheese and Spinach
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Recipe type: Cooking for One or Two, Worknight Dinners
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Serves: 1
 
Ingredients
  • 4 medium sweet potatoes (about the size of your fist)
  • ⅓ cup reduced-fat sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 4 tablespoons shreddded cheddar cheese
  • 2 ounces chevre (goat cheese)
  • 10 ounces frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 4 ounces crumbled blue cheese (about 2 tablespoons per potato)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Rinse and dry four sweet potatoes and prick holes into their skin with a fork. Microwave them for 4-5 minutes or until tender enough to slice easily with a sharp knife.
  2. Scoop potato flesh into a small bowl and combine with yogurt or sour cream, cheeses and spinach. Mix until ingredients are well blended and scoop about ⅓ cup filling back into each potato (the amount of filling you have will depend on the size of your potatoes, but distribute it evenly).
  3. Top each potato with equal amounts of blue cheese. Bake until blue cheese is bubbly and melted. Let stand five minutes after removing from the oven and serve warm.
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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Emily
    April 17, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Came across your site while searching for a great sweet potato recipe – looks like I found one! Great blog!

  • Reply
    The Food Hunter
    February 28, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    My hand is raised…yes I know you can’t see me…but I couldn’t resist. Wonderful recipe, thanks for sharing.

  • Reply
    Laurie Whitman
    February 17, 2011 at 1:38 am

    I love sweet potatoes – can’t wait to try this – sounds absolutely yummy – !

  • Reply
    polwig
    February 17, 2011 at 1:36 am

    I raise my hand, don’t care my husband knows I am weird. I don’t think I ever had Sweet potato blue cheese combo, sounds amazing

  • Reply
    Kelly
    February 16, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Clearly great minds think alike, I also made some yummy stuffed potatoes though mine were both similar and different I guess – Yukon golds topped with buffalo chicken and a blue cheese sauce.

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    theresa clarkson farrell
    February 16, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Have the week off next week am planning on trying some new recipies- this one is going on the list asap!
    keep ’em coming i really enjoy your blog

  • Reply
    Daryl
    February 16, 2011 at 10:05 am

    Haha Me too! In fact I just did and yes my dog wondered what the heck i was doing but that potato looks absolutely like something I must have. What a combo!

  • Reply
    Roz
    February 16, 2011 at 2:59 am

    I’d raise my hand ANYWHERE for this. Blue cheese is the BEST!!!!

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