Loaded Sweet Potato

I love loading baked potatoes with all the fixings: butter, sour cream, cheese, and more cheese! I decided to create a healthier alternative that my family and I can still enjoy. This dish makes a great lunch or dinner meal. For a more complete meal, add a side salad or some fresh berries.

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Servings: 2
Serving Size: 1 loaded sweet potato

Ingredients for loaded sweet potato:

  • 2 medium-size sweet potatoes
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 6 oz. ground turkey or ground chicken
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • 2 tbsp shredded mozzarella

Directions for loaded sweet potato:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Wash and dry sweet potatoes
  3. Prick sweet potatoes all over with a fork
  4. Wrap each sweet potato in aluminum foil
  5. Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for approximately 45-60 minutes (until sweet potatoes are soft)
  6. In a large skillet, heat olive oil
  7. Add in ground turkey (or ground chicken)
  8. Pour in taco seasoning and stir together until ground turkey is well coated
  9. Add salt to taste to ground turkey
  10. Remove sweet potatoes from oven and slice open (lengthwise with a knife)
  11. Spread 1 tsp of butter on the inside of each sweet potato
  12. Top each sweet potatoes with ground turkey, avocado, and shredded mozzarella
  13. Enjoy!

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Nutrition facts

Per Serving

  • calories: 467
  • carbohydrates: 34g
  • fat: 27g
  • fiber: 10g
  • potassium: 992mg
  • protein: 27g
  • sodium: 533mg
  • sugar: 8g

Disclaimer: Type2Diabetes.com cannot guarantee a recipe that has been scaled to make a different number of servings from the original.


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