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QUINOA STUFFED SWEET POTATOES

A quick, easy & healthy lunch or dinner! Just cook up a sweet potato & stuff with a mixture of quinoa, turkey & bacon, flavor with maple syrup and voila - quinoa stuffed sweet potatoes! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keywords bacon, cheddar cheese, dinner, easy recipe, healthy, lunch, quinoa, sweet potatoes, turkey
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 390 kcal
Author Linda Warren

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1/4 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth or water
  • 2-3 slices bacon
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 1/2 apple, chopped (optional)
  • Dash of nutmeg or cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup cooked turkey, chopped (optional)
  • 1/4 - 1/3 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Directions

  1. Cook sweet potato by poking holes in the skin with a fork or sharp knife then placing on paper towel in microwave. Heat on high for about 6 minutes for a 1200 watt oven or until tender. You can also cook in the oven at 350 for 45-50 minutes.
  2. While sweet potato is cooking, place quinoa and broth or water in small saucepan and heat to boiling, turn down, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Cook bacon until crisp. Remove to paper towel to drain. Add onions, apples and nutmeg to bacon grease and cook until onion is tender, about 5 minutes.
  4. Remove sweet potato from oven and cut in half lengthwise. Scoop out contents and place in medium sized bowl. Be careful not to tear skin as you are going to use it as a bowl. Mash sweet potatoes.
  5. To mashed sweet potatoes, add maple syrup and salt & pepper to taste. Pour in quinoa, crumbled bacon, onion-apple mixture and turkey, if using. Stir well.
  6. Divide mixture between the 2 sweet potato halves. Sprinkle with cheese. You can either serve as is or place under the broiler to brown and melt the cheese.
Nutrition Facts
QUINOA STUFFED SWEET POTATOES
Amount Per Serving
Calories 390 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 52mg17%
Sodium 544mg23%
Potassium 688mg20%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 9220IU184%
Vitamin C 12.8mg16%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.