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Spinach & Goat Cheese Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

baked sweet potatoes

This dinner was born out of my need to use up baby spinach leaves that were on their last legs.  The result was so good though, that this will now be in our favorite dinner rotation.  It’s a cinch to make, and if you microwave the potatoes instead of baking them, dinner could be on the table in less than 15 minutes.  Use any sweet potato, yam, or regular potato you lke (the ones below are all various forms of sweet potatoes)

baked sweet potatoes

baked sweet potatoes

Spinach & Goat Cheese Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
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Serves: 4 servings
  • 4 whole Sweet Potatoes, medium, any color
  • ½ cup Yellow or Brown Onion, chopped
  • 8 Sundried Tomatoes, sliced
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 10 ounces Baby Spinach
  • ¼ teaspoon Red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup Plain Whole Milk Yogurt
  • 3 ounces Soft Goat Cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 375. Scrub outside of potatoes thoroughly under cool water. Place potatoes in oven and bake until soft, 30-40 minutes. (You can also just microwave the potatoes).
  2. In a medium skillet, saute onion and sundried tomato (residual oil on sundried tomato should be enough for sauteeing --otherwise add 1 Tbsp olive oil to pan) over med-low heat for 5-7 min or until soft. Add pinch of salt, then add ½ the spinach leaves and saute until wilted. Add remaining spinach + another pinch of salt and the red pepper flakes. If spinach leaves aren't wilting, add 2 Tbsp water or broth to pan. When spinach is wilted, stir to combine ingredients then remove from heat.
  3. Remove potatoes from oven or microwave and cut lengthwise to expose the inside for stuffing. Dollop some plain yogurt or Light sour cream into the potato and sprinkle with salt & pepper. Scoop a generous spoonful of the spinach mixture into the potato, then top with some big chunks of goat cheese. Add another dollop of yogurt/sour cream on top and serve.

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  • christa
    February 1, 2011 at 10:13 am

    i went to a friend’s house last night and this is what she served. it was so tasty. and according to the host, it was a cinch to make. i will defnitely be adding this to my quick and easy dinner repertoire. maybe with a grilled chicken sausage??? yum!

  • kelly
    February 25, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Can you use regular lettuce instead of and just not cook it? I am not a big fan of spinach leaves but the recipe sounds delicious. Also, can i use shredded cheese or fresh mozzarella instead?

  • Amelia
    February 25, 2011 at 11:59 am

    You can really use any greens or cheese you like. This is more of an example than a strict recipe. If you like kale, Swiss chard, arugula, or basil, these would be good options for greens since you can wilt them a little. Or, you could make a taco-type potato with shredded cheddar & lettuce + salsa, sour cream, and beans. Yum!

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