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!