Loaded Baked Sweet Potato

This is my newest obsession, the loaded baked sweet potato.  A little while back I wanted to try creating a loaded baked sweet potato.

I love sweet potato and pumpkin as savory items more than I do sweet. Hence why I put pumpkin in just about every chili I make now and why I think sweet potato fries should contain chili powder.

Previous meals, I had a little bit of cheese mixed in with my baked sweet potato and it was glorious.  I decided at some point I was going to jump in with both feet and make a savory baked sweet potato.

Last week I tried it out and will never go back to butter and cinnamon on a sweet potato again.

Andrea’s Loaded Baked Sweet Potato

  • Sweet Potato
  • Pepperjack Cheese
  • Sour Cream (I use Greek Yogurt)
  • Hot Sauce of Choice
  • Chopped Green Onions

Bake sweet potato in oven at 400 for about 1.5 hours.  How long will depend on how big your potato is.  Baking a sweet potato is similar to baking a regular potato. Poke holes in it first.  I do not put anything on the skin of the sweet potato. I line a baking sheet with foil, spray with oil and bake the sweet potato as is.

After baking, cut open and top with the above toppings.  Amount is up to you.

Eat and enjoy!

The first time I had it, Scott had a regular sweet potato with butter.  He told me I was crazy.  He said that it was a little odd.

Then he had a bite.

Now he’s converted.

If you’ve never tried sweet potatoes as savory, I highly suggest you give it a taste.  Just to see.  Maybe you’ll surprise yourself.

Have fun guys, and remember, always play with your food!  Enjoy!

18 thoughts on “Loaded Baked Sweet Potato

  1. me too !
    I haven’t had sweet potato in years !

    P.S. I’m a big fan of your Pizza Thursdays and had subscribed to it. Then I got all confused last week because I thought your blog was previously called “off her cork”

      • Actually Thursdays was “Outside Food” night in my family when I was growing up. Usually there was fried chicken & fries or our favourite “Kata-kat

        On special Thursdays (ex if one of us did well in exams) we had Pizza.

        We just had sweet potatoes for dinner. I could only get Montery Jack. The combination of the tastes – sweet, sour, tart, hot, and crunch was just perfect in harmony.

        Thanks for sharing such a great idea.

  2. A while back I tried making a loaded sweet potato of my own. You know….’cause regular potatoes are so good loaded that I figured a sweet potato would be even better.

    I couldn’t take more than a bite. :(

    You see, I sometimes (okay, often) have problems with sweet mixing into my savoury dishes. Clearly, it just didn’t work for me. It’s too bad too because I had such high hopes!

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