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Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Italian Style

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Savory stuffed sweet potatoes topped with Italian flavors such as marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. A quick & easy sweet potato recipe that’s a healthy vegetarian dish.

These savory stuffed sweet potatoes are topped with Italian flavors such as marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. A quick and easy healthy vegetarian dish.Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Italian Style

Loaded baked sweet potatoes are so quick and easy to make. This version has an Italian spin to make it a vegetarian meal. A few of my other sweet potato favorites are Mexican-style Stuffed Sweet Potato (Vegetarian)Sloppy Joe Baked Sweet Potatoes, and Cheesy Baked Sweet Potato Skins.

These savory stuffed sweet potatoes are topped with Italian flavors such as marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. A quick and easy healthy vegetarian dish.

Roasted sweet potatoes are so versatile and can be topped with so many toppings to make it a meal. If you don’t want the slow method of roasting sweet potatoes, you can make them fast in the microwave. To make them in the microwave, prick the potatoes all over with a fork. Microwave on high for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender, turning the potatoes once.

What toppings to put on a sweet potato?

To balance out the sweetness of the sweet potato, I love savory toppings. A few options:

  • turkey chili
  • taco meat
  • roasted veggies
  • black beans, salsa & cheese

Here’s a few more sweet potato recipes you make enjoy:

These savory stuffed sweet potatoes are topped with Italian flavors such as marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. A quick and easy healthy vegetarian dish.

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Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Italian Style

5 from 6 votes
9
Cals:362
Protein:15
Carbs:44
Fat:15
These savory stuffed sweet potatoes are topped with Italian flavors such as marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. A quick and easy healthy vegetarian dish.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
These savory stuffed sweet potatoes are topped with Italian flavors such as marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. A quick and easy healthy vegetarian dish.
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 50 mins
Total: 1 hr
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1 sweet potato, 1 cup salad

Ingredients

For sweet potatoes:

  • Cooking spray
  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, about 7 ounces each
  • ½ cup marinara
  • ¼ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 4 ounces part-skim mozzarella, thinly sliced
  • 10 fresh basil leaves, chopped (for garnish)
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Red pepper flakes, optional
  • Pine nuts, optional

For salad:

  • 4 cups baby arugula
  • 2 teaspoons good quality balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Cover a large sheet pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.  Move oven rack to the second highest slot.
  • Poke each sweet potato 4-5 times with a fork and place on the prepared sheet pan.  Roast for 45 minutes.
  • Remove potatoes from oven and carefully slice open.  Allow the steam to escape and then mash the flesh with a fork.
  • Evenly distribute the tomato sauce, ¼ cup parmesan and Italian seasoning among the 4 sweet potatoes. Add a pinch of salt and pepper to each and carefully mix it in with the sweet potato flesh.
  • Switch oven to broil (high), top each potato with 1 ounce of mozzarella and broil 3-4 minutes, or until the cheese has browned.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, toss the arugula with vinegar, oil, salt and pepper.
  • Distribute salad evenly to 4 plates or shallow bowls.  Top each with a sweet potato, then pine nuts, basil and red pepper flakes, if using.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1 sweet potato, 1 cup salad, Calories: 362 kcal, Carbohydrates: 44 g, Protein: 15 g, Fat: 15 g, Saturated Fat: 6 g, Cholesterol: 21 mg, Sodium: 630 mg, Fiber: 7 g, Sugar: 15 g

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These savory stuffed sweet potatoes are topped with Italian flavors such as marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. A quick and easy healthy vegetarian dish.

These savory stuffed sweet potatoes are topped with Italian flavors such as marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. A quick and easy healthy vegetarian dish.

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12 comments on “Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Italian Style”

  1. This was so so easy and delicious. I cut my sweet potatoes in half and roast them cut side down so they cook quicker. The whole thing was ready in under 30 minutes. Will definitely make again!!! 

  2. This was delicious! I live in a high altitude area, so potatoes always take longer to bake. It took about an hour and a half for my sweet potatoes, but besides the time difference, this recipe is great. 

  3. Amazing!! Thank you! We’re loving savory sweet potatoes!! Had these sweet potatoes sans salad but with the zucchini pizza bites(from here) and meatballs! Mmm mm mm! 

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    Dottie Coltrane

    I made this recipe for two this evening for dinner, reducing the amounts by half.  Although the preparation time was a little longer than the stated 50 minutes, my husband and I enjoyed the combination of marinara sauce, grated Parmesan and Mozzarella atop baked sweet potatoes. It was different, vegetarian, and fairly low in calories. Using aluminum foil sprayed with cooking spray made cleanup really fast and easy. I will definitely use this recipe again.

  5. Looks delicious, I actually just made the loaded vegetarian stuffed sweet potatoes last week. I think I prefer savoury sweet potatoes now, I will definitely make these for lunches next week. One thing to mention is that pine nuts are listed in the directions but not the ingredients list.