Eat Your Veggies! Sweet Potato Recipes

January 18, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

It’s hard to think of sweet potatoes as a vegetable because they taste so good, but they are packed with so many good things – fiber, vitamin C, calcium, beta-carotene, potassium – that they make a great veggie choice.  Here are some sweet potato recipes I’ve found that combine unusual ingredients to create new tastes.

Baked Feta Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

I’ve been craving savory things lately, especially olives, so I’m going to try this sweet potato recipe as I’ve found a pasteurized feta cheese that’s safe for me to eat.


  • 2 medium red skinned sweet potatoes, about 8 to 10 oz each and scrubbed clean
  • 56g/ 2oz feta cheese, cut into small cubes
  • 28g/ 2 oz black oil-cured olives, pitted and chopped
  • 25g/ 1 oz oil packed sundried tomatoes; thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup (1 handful) chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried or 2 teaspoons fresh oregano; chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Pierce each sweet potato several times with the tines of a fork. Place them directly on middle oven rack with a piece of foil on the rack below.
  2. Bake until the sweet potatoes are easily pierced with a knife and cooked through, about 45-60 minutes depending on size. Remove from oven and let stand until cool enough to handle.
  3. While the sweet potatoes are baking, make the topping. Mix together remaining ingredients in a small bowl and set aside until the sweet potatoes are done.
  4. Slice sweet potatoes lengthwise down the center to expose cooked insides, top with feta mixture and serve.

These Look Good Too!

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Roasted Grape & Honey Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potato Quinoa Cakes with Blackberry Salsa

Sweet Potato Breakfast Pizzas

Fun Facts

– 1 cup contains 65% of the daily RDA for Vitamin C and 700% of the daily RDA for Vit

–  They are a skin superfood as they combat the free radicals that cause skin aging

– The retinol and retinoic acid found in skin-care products is actually derived from Vitamin A and beta-carotene

(photo: gourmandeinthekitchen)

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