These savory stuffed sweet potatoes are topped with Italian flavors such as marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. A quick and easy healthy vegetarian dish.
Yield: 4 servings
5 from 3 votes

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Italian Style

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 50 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
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.

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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sweet potato, 1 cup salad, Calories: 362kcal, Carbohydrates: 44g, Protein: 15g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 21mg, Sodium: 630mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 15g
Freestyle Points: 10
Points +: 9