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Chipotle Cheddar Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

If someone forced me to pick my favorite vegetable, I would hands down have to choose the sweet potato.  Not only are they versatile, but they are also the most nutrient dense, and so gosh darn tasty!  I mean, how can they be so good for you if they taste so good?!  It’s sorcery, I tell you.  This is one of my absolute FAVORITE ways to prepare sweet potatoes.  The cheddar and the chipotle both compliment the sweetness of the potato so well, making for an absolutely delicious flavor combination.  Not to mention the texture is absolutely incredible as well.  They’re whipped, velvety, slightly spicy, sweet, and cheesy.  I mean, does it get better than that? No, no it doesn’t.

Chipotle Cheddar Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

 

Chipotle Cheddar Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

Chipotle Cheddar Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
 
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Serves: 2 servings
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Ingredients
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes of even size
  • ½ cup sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 1-2 tsp of liquid from a can of chipotle peppers in adobo
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • chopped green onion and cilantro to garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Place sweet potatoes on sheet tray and bake for 45 minutes-1 hour or until soft. Remove from oven and let stand until cool*.
  3. Split potatoes and remove the flesh to a medium sized bowl, reserving skins. To the sweet potato flesh, add ¼ cup of cheddar, butter, sour cream, chipotle, and salt and pepper. Mash until creamy.
  4. Add the filling back to the potato skins and top with remaining cheddar.
  5. Place on a sheet tray and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Serve hot, topped with chopped cilantro and green onions.
Notes
*If you don't have an hour to bake your potatoes the first time, I have had a lot of success microwaving them instead. Just prick them all over with a fork to release the steam, and microwave for 10 minutes for 2 potatoes. Just be really careful when you take them out and let them cool before removing the flesh.

 
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