I love sweet potatoes so what? So I eat them all the time and these stuffed baby sweet potatoes will make you love them too! If you decide to make them that is.
I wish I had taken pictures for you of the actual potatoes after I had cleaned them and then filled them so that you could see the process but making these stuffed sweet potatoes is so easy its actually ridiculous!
All you have to do is rinse and slice lengthwise the sweet potatoes. Rub with oil all over and bake at 190 degrees for 10 minutes. Take them out, let them cool a little so that you can handle them without burning yourself.
Using a teaspoon gently scrape out all the flesh onto a side plate.
Using a fork mash the potato flesh and it doesn’t have to be smooth you will still have some chunks of potato left inside, its okay you are eating sweet potato anyway right? So it doesn’t have to be extra smooth.
Add a spoonful of butter (eyeball it)
Add a pinch of salt and sprinkle a generous amount of nutmeg. Mix
Fill the potatoes with the mashed potato mix.
Add one mincemeat ball into the center of each stuffed potato. Push it down and return to the oven to bake for another 10 minutes.
When it comes out, drizzle some olive oil, and toss some fresh herbs and crumbled cheese over.
The meatballs were only used in this recipe because they were used in another recipe the night before and we had some leftovers so if you want you can make your own meatballs OR just leave them out.
Substitutes for meatballs?
Bacon (delicious!), Chorizo, cocktail sausages, biltong! Now that’s an idea!
See? Brilliantly easy and filled with flavor and healthy benefits!
So what tips do you need for this recipe?
The meatballs were an extra and very tasty addition to the stuffed potato but they can also be enjoyed just as much without the meatball addition.
The creamy homemade hummus was also an additional extra that could be optional or substituted because again, these potatoes are great with the mashed flesh, salt and nutmeg.
Other filling substitutes
minced meat (beef, ostrich or pork or 2 of these!)
a variety of peppers and onions red or green
chorizo as used in this delicious stuffed eggplant recipe
Stuffed Baby Sweet Potatoes
- 4 sweet potato
- 2 Tbsps oil (any oil)
- Pinch salt
- Pinch freshly ground pepper
- 1 Tsp nutmeg
- 2 Tbsps cheese (any)
- fresh green herbs for serving & spring onion
- 2 Tbsps butter
- 4 Tbsps hummus
- Heat the oven to 190 degrees
- Line a baking tray with baking paper
- Rinse and slice the potatoes lengthwise
- Pat dry with a kitchen towel and rub oil all round the potatoes top and bottom and sprinkle salt and pepper and bake for 10-12 minutes or until slightly done.
- When the potatoes are par cooked (should take 10 minutes) remove from the oven and let them cool until you can hold them. Then, using a teaspoon remove the flesh onto a plate.
- Mash the potato flesh with a fork, add a pinch of salt, pepper, butter and hummus and then fill the potato shells
- Place a meatball in the center of each potato, drizzle with olive oil and return to the oven to bake for another 10 minutes or until browned to your liking. Should take about 10-12 minutes.
- Serve with a drizzle of crumbled cheese and fresh greens.
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