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Chipotle Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes are sweet, smokey, and a little bit spicy.  This tasty dish can be served up as a vegetarian main course, intriguing side dish, or even a fun appetizer. 

Chipotle Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes are sweet, smokey, and a little bit spicy. This tasty dish can be served up as a vegetarian main course, intriguing side dish, or even a fun appetizer.

These sweet and smokey sweet potatoes are a healthy treat you can really These sweet and smokey sweet potatoes are a healthy treat you can really dig in to. We’ve been making them for years and they quickly became one of our all time most popular recipes on the blog. I understand why! These make a great vegetarian dinner, an intriguing appetizer, and a tasty side dish. It’s even good as leftovers! These sweet potatoes are something totally different than what you are used to and can really jazz up this orange potato.

Fun Fact: what’s the difference between a sweet potato and a yam? Well, odds are you’ve never actually eaten a yam!  Real yams are found in Asia and Africa and have purple, red, or white flesh and a dark black or brown skin. Those red skinned, orange flesh “yams” you buy at the grocery store are actually sweet potatoes. Yes, I realize that they are usually labeled as yams, but it’s simply not so. That other thing in the store that looks more like a potato that’s labeled as a sweet potato? Why yes, it’s a sweet potato too! It is simply a different variety, much like how you can by a russet potato or red potatoes. This recipe can be made with either variety of sweet potatoes, but I prefer the orange flesh sweet potato myself.

  • Can I use regular potatoes instead of sweet potatoes?

    We love the flavor, and the added health benefits from sweet potatoes, but you absolutely could substitute with any large baking potato.
  • Spinach Optional?

    We know, not everyone enjoys their greens. If you don’t love spinach you can always omit it.
  • Storage and Reheating Instructions:

    Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time until warmed through.

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Chipotle Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes are sweet, smokey, and a little bit spicy. This tasty dish can be served up as a vegetarian main course, intriguing side dish, or even a fun appetizer.

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Chipotle Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
Servings

8 servings

Chipotle Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes are sweet, smokey, and a little bit spicy. This tasty dish can be served up as a vegetarian main course, intriguing side dish, or even a fun appetizer.
Chipotle Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes are sweet, smokey, and a little bit spicy. This tasty dish can be served up as a vegetarian main course, intriguing side dish, or even a fun appetizer.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Ingredients
  • 4 medium-size sweet potatoes
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1 whole chipotle in adobo minced
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Instructions
  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray. Scrub your sweet potatoes clean and lay them on the baking sheet. Roast in the oven until soft, somewhere in the range of 1 hour. Actual baking time will depend on thickness and size of your potatoes. Start checking them after 40 minutes if they are on the small side.
  • Remove the sweet potatoes from the oven and carefully slice them in half. Scoop out the flesh and put it in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Leave a little flesh on the potato to create a wall. Set the skins aside.
  • Once the flesh has been removed, mash it all up in the mixing bowl. Add in the lime juice, minced garlic, cumin, chili powder, and minced chipotle and mix until combined. Stir in the spinach. The potatoes should still be hot enough to wilt them as they are mixed in.
  • Line the skins up on the baking sheet. Stuff them with the chipotle sweet potato mixture and top with cheese and cilantro. Put them back in the oven for about 20 minutes until cheese is bubbling and starting to brown.
Notes
Recipe inspired by Half Baked Harvest

Nutrition

Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 161mg | Potassium: 457mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 17025IU | Vitamin C: 7.8mg | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 1.2mg
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Twice baked sweet potatoes

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Lynn

What would be the total calorie count?
Thank you

Can i print this recipe?

Yes. I recommend copying and pasting what you want to print into a word document. That way you can control how big the font size is and exactly what prints.

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I loved the recipe and I hope share more of your posts in the future. Have great day! 🙂

It's look awesome. Gonna try this weekend. Thanks so much 🙂

Anonymous

These are yams, not sweet potatoes. There is a difference, which I wish people knew. Especially those creating recipes.

I think you have that backwards. In America the terms "Sweet Potato" and "Yam" are used interchangeably and refer to that potato looking thing with the red skin and orange flesh. Yet, you have probably seen something else in the grocery store labeled sweet potato with a light yellow skin, while your orange flesh variety is labeled yams. Guess what? Both of them are sweet potatoes! The kind of sweet potatoes you think of as yams are simply dark skinned sweet potatoes. You won't commonly come across true yams in an American grocery store. True yams have brown or black… Read more »

I've never thought to put these flavors together, but can't wait to try!

I can live on sweet potatoes and Mexican food. The combination of the two is always a winner at my house. Can't wait to try this!

This looks interesting! I will have to try it sometime!

Yes, definitely skip the non-stick spray. I have started using parchment paper to line baking sheets and even pans. 🙂

That looks so good. I wish I could reach into my computer screen and eat it! Thanks for sharing such great recipes!

Yum !!!! This looks and sounds totally cool !!! I'm sure finding half the stuff u mentioned above is going to be literally impossible here in India

These sound delightful! I'm going to fix them tonight! Thanks so much.

Has anyone tried these without the cheese? My family is dairy free. These are going on our Thanksgiving menu, just want to make sure they will be just as good without the mozzarella.

I have made them without cheese and yes, they will still be good. Keep it on the menu! 🙂

Yum! I'm wondering if omitting the garlic would make a huge difference (to the negative side) in the taste. I have a food intolerance to it.

This sounds fantastic! I will definitely try this out, and if successful (fingers crossed) I would love to add this to my family's Thanksgiving dinner. 🙂

xx
The Vintage Cat

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