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Baked Sweet Potatoes

Baked Sweet Potatoes

Debbie Matenopoulos is giving you some baking tips on how to make the ultimate sweet potato.
Ingredients for Mexican Sweet Potatoes
  • 4-6 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 pound ground turkey, chicken, beef, or pork
  • Taco seasoning
  • 1 cup prepared salsa
  • 3/4 cup Sour Cream or Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 Shredded cheese of choice (cheddar, pepper jack, feta)
  • 1 Avocado, sliced or chopped with a squeeze of lime and salt and pepper
  • 1 bunch Cilantro, roughly chopped
  • Hot Sauce (I like Cholula)
Ingredients for Indian Sweet Potatoes
  • Yellow Dal (lentils)
  • Mango Chutney
  • Greek yogurt mixed with coriander and cumin
  • Chopped mint
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Lime wedges
  • Chopped toasted cashews/pistachios
Ingredients for Cinnamon
  • Vanilla Yogurt
  • Sliced Almonds
  • Cinnamon
  • Chopped Apples/Pears (raw, sauté, or roasted)
  • Brown Sugar
  • Chia Seeds

DIrections

1. Rinse sweet potatoes under cold water and dry off.

2. Using a fork, poke the entire potato with the fork all the way around.

3. Rub with a bit of oil.

4. Either wrap in foil (or not) and place on a sheet pan for approx 45-1 hour at 400 degrees (for medium sized potatoes), testing with a paring knife to test doneness.

5. Let cool 15 minutes. enjoy immediately or once cool, keep in a plastic bag or container in the fridge for 2-3 days.

6. Add toppings: cooked ground turkey, chicken, beef or pork, taco seasoning, salsa, shredded cheese, avocado, cilantro, hot sauce.

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