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Sassy Sweet Potatoes

7 Min

Beat your mid-winter doldrums by adding sassy spark to mealtime with these simple sweet potato recipe ideas. Microwave 'em in minutes and team 'em with our tasty filling suggestions for a mouthwatering change-of-pace meal.

What You'll Need

  • 1 sweet potato

What to Do

  1. Pierce top of sweet potato several times with a fork. Place on a microwave-safe plate and microwave on high 6 to 8 minutes, or until tender.
  2. Remove from microwave, cut potato lengthwise to within 3/4 inch of bottom. Gently squeeze open, fill with a topping (see Note), and microwave on high about 1 minute, or until hot.

Filling Options
  You can do your own thing or choose one of these topping mixtures to make a complete sweet potato meal:

  1. Barbecued Chicken: 1/3 cup Southwestern-style cooked chicken strips, 1/4 cup corn, 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
  2. Ham and Pineapple: 1/4 cup diced cooked ham, 2 tablespoons canned crushed pineapple, 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  3. Southwestern: 1/4 cup drained black beans, 1 tablespoon bacon bits, 3 tablespoons salsa



Courtesy of the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission, Inc.

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