We’ve recently been craving lots of spinach, and we’ve been discovering all the amazing ways in which spinach can be incorporated into dishes. It’s great raw, which we did in our recent spinach pesto post, but it’s also amazing stuffed in sweet potato skins. These goat cheese and spinach stuffed sweet potato skins were an amazing combination of sweet and savory flavors, with the perfect amount of crunch. The sweet potato skin was nice and crispy, but the stuffing also had some nice and crunchy fried diced sweet potato in it, which was just great with the soft goat cheese. These stuffed potatoes would make a great lunch, but they would also be super nice served with a fresh salad.
Ingredients for 3 stuffed potatoes
○ 3 sweet potatoes ○ 125g soft goat cheese ○ 300g fresh spinach ○ 1 small handful of chopped chives ○ 1 red onion, chopped ○ 2 cloves of garlic, diced ○ 2 tablespoons of olive oil ○ salt and pepper to taste ○ 50g proscuitto (optional)
Poke some holes into the sweet potatoes with a fork, then microwave on high for 5 minutes. Once ready, slice the potatoes in half (watch out, they’re steamy!) and scoop out the flesh. Lightly oil the skins and place in the oven on 180 C. Meanwhile, dice the sweet potato flesh, which you took out of the potato skins. Fry the small potato cubes with the diced onion and the garlic in about 1 tablespoon of olive oil, until the onions start to turn translucent and the potato cubes become crunchy. Next, add in the spinach, and season with salt and pepper. Once the spinach has wilted, it’s time to take your skins from the oven and stuff them with the sweet potato-spinach mixture. Crumble little bits of goat cheese on top of the stuffed skins. If you’d like, you could also add some bits of sliced prosciutto at this point. Put the skins back into the oven on 200 degrees celsius for approximately 10 minutes, or until the goat cheese starts to slightly melt and soften. Sprinkle the chives on top, and your little sweet potato boats are ready!
While a typical potato skin would have some sort of soft mashed potato filling, we loved the crunchy touch of the fried sweet potato cubes. Also, sweet potato and goat cheese is officially a combination you need to try. We completely devoured these sweet potatoes and enjoyed every second of it. We hope you get the chance to do so too!
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