Kale + Brie Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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Sweet potatoes on their own are pretty darn delicious so there is really no need to dress them up like this, but I wanted to experiment a bit.   I love making twice baked potatoes where you bake a potato, spoon out the filling, add all sorts of delicious stuff, throw it back in the potato shell and bake it again.

I used the same concept here with brie, tuscan kale and toasted walnuts.  TOTALLY winged it, but it turned out quite well!

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What will you need?

2 sweet potatoes (it’s easiest if they are perfectly oval-shaped)

6 large tuscan kale leaves

1/2 cup toasted pecans, chopped

1/2 cup brie, diced

2 tbsp olive oil

1 clove garlic, finely chopped

Pinch of salt, pepper, white pepper

1 tbsp butter

Spoonful of grainy mustard (optional)

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How do you make it?

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.  Jab a few holes in your sweet potatoes with a fork and stick them in the oven.  Bake for about 30 minutes.

In the meantime, finely chop up your kale leaves.

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Heat your olive oil in a large skillet.  Sautee the garlic with some salt, pepper and ground white pepper.  After a few minutes, add in the kale leaves and sautee until they start to get crispy – about 5 minutes.  Add your toasted, chopped pecans and continue to stir fry the mixture for another 5 minutes.  Remove from the heat.

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In a medium bowl, combined the sauteed kale mixture with your brie chunks.

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Once the sweet potatoes are done, remove from the oven and make a cut as seen below.  Add a little bit of butter.  Use some sort of utensil to spread the cut open as far as possible, making room for the filling.

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Fill the sweet potato with your kale-brie mixture and place back in the warm oven for another 5 minutes, allowing for the brie to melt.

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Remove from the oven and add a little mustard.  Enjoy one now and save one for later!  Get creative with this one too – what else would be good in a stuffed sweet potato?!

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Comments

  1. i want to try this RIGHT NOW!!!

  2. Delicious! Gotta love sweet potato “boats” haha. I’m trying this out for sure :)

  3. oh. this is stellar! great recipe and pic.

  4. Dianne says:

    One more way to love sweet potatoes! Thanks!

  5. This is great!!! I have so many ideas running through my mind for this! Thank you for the inspiration!

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