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Here’s How to Make Chard Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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Here’s a Friday night snack idea: Chard Stuffed Sweet Potatoes. The recipe comes from Macheesmo and is “packed with flavor and can easily work as a meal on its own.” It’s healthy, yes, and also a delicious option that takes only 10 minutes to make. So, when you’re done devouring your carne asada fries at 2 AM and still have the munchies, try this recipe out.

 

Chard Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

 

Yield: Serves 4.

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Ingredients

  • 4 large sweet potatoes, baked
  • 1 large bunch Swiss chard, chopped
  • 1/2 large onion, sliced thin
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 lemon
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper

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Directions

1) Poke potatoes all over with a fork and lay them out on a baking sheet. Bake the potatoes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about an hour until they are tender.

2) Meanwhile, chop or rip chard off of the thick stems. Chop it roughly and rinse it very well in a colander. Rinse really well with cold water as chard will accumulate dirt in all the tiny creases in the leaves.

3) Slice an onion thinly.

4) Add olive oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook until they start to soften, but not brown, about 3-4 minutes. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

5) Add chard to pan and continue to stir. Chard should cook down and reduce substantially after 5-6 minutes. Season mixture with salt and pepper and turn heat down to low. Keep mixture warm until needed.

6) When potatoes are tender, remove from oven and split in half. Lightly mash each half with a fork.

7) Divide filling between the four baked potatoes. Top with 1/4 avocado per potato. Sprinkle each potato with Kosher salt and cayenne pepper. Serve immediately with a wedge of lemon.

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Pizza Stuffed Potatoes

For those who don’t tune in to the NBA (National Basketball Association), you might have missed that this Friday, Saturday and Sunday comprises their All Star Weekend. Three days filled with rookie challenges, slam dunk contests and a culminating All Star game that pits the top talent from the Eastern and Western coasts against each other.

If you’re looking for a good food to think up and consume during the festivities, how about I turn your attention to these Pizza Stuffed Potatoes! An idea and recipe coming from our friends over at HowSweetEats, these Idaho potatoes have been hollowed out and filled passed the brim with mushrooms, pepperonis, pizza sauce, green peppers and melting mozzarella cheese. Talk about a slam dunk dish [/corny]!