If apples are the fruits of fall, then sweet potatoes are the vegetables! These traditionally orange-fleshed root vegetables are high in beta-carotene, vitamins B6, C and E, iron and potassium. And like apples, sweet potatoes are delicious just about any way you cook them! So what could possibly be better than a recipe that combines these two tasty fall treats?
The blog Abbey’s Kitchen has come up with the yummiest possible sweet potato and apple combo with this recipe for Swiss cheese, caramelized onion and apple twice-baked sweet potatoes. As the name suggests, these sweet potatoes are jam-packed with so many good flavors you’ll want to make them all season long!
In addition to Swiss cheese, apple and caramelized onion, the recipe also calls for turkey sausage, Parmesan cheese, maple syrup and pecans — which makes these stuffed sweet potatoes a meal in themselves! Just add an appropriate beverage (a fall-inspired beer, maybe?) for the perfect weeknight dinner.
Blogger Abbey called her recipe “decadent,” and we couldn’t agree more. Though it takes some time (over two and a half hours) to prepare, the final product looks well worth it.
If sweet potatoes are your jam, check out some other stuffed sweet potato recipes, perfect for those chilly fall days when you want something scrumptious, warm and filling!
Vegetarian Black Bean Chili-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
If you like the idea of turning a sweet potato into a meal but would prefer a vegetarian option, you’ll love this sweet and spicy recipe from Ambitious Kitchen. It combines the natural sweetness of sweet potato with another fall favorite: black bean chili.
Sausage and Egg Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are so packed with nutrition, they’re good for any meal of the day — including breakfast! This recipe from Julia’s Album boldly takes breakfast to a whole new level with a sweet potato stuffed with eggs, sausage and a tangy cheese sauce to brighten up your autumn mornings.
Dessert Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Sure, sweet potatoes can be served for breakfast, but how about dessert? Nutrition Stripped goes for it by turning the humble sweet potato into a gourmet dessert! Your inner child will love the whimsical but healthful toppings, such as dark chocolate, shredded coconut, goji berries, almonds, stewed apples and cinnamon. Make this recipe your own by choosing healthy, tasty toppings to suit your mood!
Sweet Potato Toast
Then again, you might want to skip the stuffed potato and give something new a whirl, which is where the sweet potato toast steps in. No, it’s not really toast and, yes, you actually put it into a toaster, but the end result is nothing short of delicious.
What’s your favorite way to make sweet potatoes?