Loaded Sweet-Potatoes

Loaded Sweet-Potatoes is a recipe for an oven baked meal. Summary: Filling includes: Chicken sausage, bell pepper, onion, kale and Cheddar cheese They are well-seasoned and then baked for about (1) Hour. Total Time: (1-1/2) Hours. This works well as a great anyday of the year meal. It is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (5 PointsPlus), (7 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (4) servings. Serving Size: (1) Potato per serving. Loaded Sweet-Potatoes will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 30 Minutes.loaded-sweet-potatoes
Cooking Time: About 1 Hour.
Total Time: 1-1/2 Hours.


4 small sweet potatoes
1 tsp olive oil
1 cup diced red bell pepper
3/4 cup chopped red onion
1 link, gluten-free, “fully-cooked chicken sausage with apples,
(from 12 oz package), diced

1 (8 oz) bunch fresh kale, ribs removed, leaves sliced (6 cups)
3/4 tsp Paprika
1/8 tsp Salt
3 Tbsp Water
1/2 cup shredded 2% Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup fat-free plain yogurt


1. Prehheat oven to 400° F.

2. Pierce sweet potatoes with a fork. (This will allow steam to escape). Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until tender.

3. Meanwhile, in a (12″) nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-heat. Cook bell pepper and onion in oil about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened. Add sausage; cook and stir until sausage begins to brown. Add kale, paprika and salt; cook and stir about 3 minutes or until kale is wilted. Add water; stir about 1 minute or until water is absorbed. Remove from heat; set aside.

4. Remove sweet potatoes from oven. Let stand about 5 minutes for easier handling. Set oven to broil. Cut sweet potatoes in half lengthwise. Carefully scoop out insides of sweet potatoes into skillet with sausage mixture, leaving 1/4-inch shell. Stir sausage mixture. Place shells on ungreased cookie sheet. Spoon sweet potato mixture into shells; dividing evenly. Sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon cheese.

5. Broil 4 to 6 inches from heat 30 to 60 seconds or until cheese is melted. Serve with yogurt on side.

Yield: 4 Servings.
Serving Size: 1 potato, (2 halves), per serving.

Weight Watchers (5 PointsPlus, (7 SmartPoints)
Carb Choices: 1-1/2

Diet Exchange:
1 Starch + 2 Vegetable + 1/2 Meat(L) + 1 Fat

Calories: 210, Total Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 2.5g, Cholesterol: 20mg, Sodium: 410mg, Sugars: 9g, Carbohydrates: 27g, Fiber: 4g, Protein: 11g

Original recipe and image from General Mills. https://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/gluten-free-loaded-sweet-potatoes/9f16a68e-e169-4b49-a04c-63d13627dcf5

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