Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sweet Potato Skins with Mushrooms



Love, love, love sweet potatoes! I needed a recipe that would convince my husband and toddler that they are absolutely fabulous, since the few times I made them they were not huge fans. It had to be easy, I'm so over complicated recipes living with a toddler and infant! When they are older, sure, but for now my mental capacity and culinary ability is hindered by 24/7 child love. These take a while because you bake the sweet potatoes whole first, just needs a little advance planning. But it is painfully simple, promise!

It's a recipe you can get creative with, possibilities are endless! I didn't have many ingredients on hand, but you can add some chopped spinach or kale to the mushroom mixture, top with fresh green onions or bacon, mix in some chickpeas, etc. My sweet potatoes were more on the medium side, the three of us ate it all and wanted more - so plan accordingly. My toddler ate almost two halves, she loved it! If you try it, let me know how you liked it!


Ingredients:

3 large sweet potatoes
1 1/2 tbsp butter
1/2 large sweet onion minced
5 mushrooms diced (I used common white mushrooms, but one portabello would be even better)

1/4 cup shredded Gouda cheese (or any other one you prefer)
salt and pepper to taste



Directions: 

1. Bake whole sweet potatoes at 350 for 45 to 60 minutes, or until fork tender.
2. While they are baking, saute onion and mushrooms in butter for about 10 to 15 minutes at medium heat (until onion is translucent). Set aside. 
3. Cut sweet potatoes in half, let cool 5 to 10 minutes.
4. Scrape sweet potato out of peel, leave thin layer so the skin can stand on its own. 
5. Mash sweet potato, mix with onions and mushrooms (optionally you can mix half the shredded cheese into the mix), top with the shredded cheese. 
6. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes and serve!



Inspired by Lindsay at Pinch of Yum, a fabulous food blogger

20 comments:

  1. These looks delicious! Must try!!!

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  2. Yum! This will go great with the steak I'm cooking tonight <3

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    1. Sounds delish with steak, can I come over for dinner?! ;)

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  3. I'm a fiend for sweet potatoes too... they go so good with everything, or even by themselves. My little man & I are on our way to the grocery store in about an hour & ingredients for these are getting ready to go straight on my list! I usually have sweet potatoes (or red garnet yams... they are sweeter) on hand, but we're fresh out. Thanks for this recipe!! I'll post after I make them too!

    chevsop at gmail dot com

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  4. Never had a sweet potato skin. I love sweet potatoes. Will have to try this.

    knickgirl_3 at yahoo dot com

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  5. I, like you, love sweet potatoes as well! even sweet potato fries. I love this recipe and i'll definitely try it one night, the ingredients are so simple and it looks delicious! thanks for sharing, I'm going to go pin it and try it soon! :)

    liz.ticona@yahoo.com

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  6. sounds yummy!!!!!!!!!

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  7. Finally a sweet potato recipe I think I can convince my husband to try - thank you!!!

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    1. My husband isn't a fan of sweet potatoes and he loves this! :)

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  8. OMG ! These pics have my mouth watering. What a delicious looking recipe. I'm definitely going to make this. My daughter will love you for sharing. :)
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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    1. You're welcome, hope she loves it as much as my daughter did!

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  9. I looove sweet potato and I love mushrooms. This is pure genius.

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  10. These look amazing! I think the next time I go to the market, I will get what I need to make them! Like you, I am also a huge fan of sweet potatoes!

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  11. These look delicious! I love sweet potatoes and am always looking for new recipes for them so tyvm for the recipe!!

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  12. These look amazing! The only thing is I have a picky family (including myself) who don't like mushrooms, so I'd minus that from these, But I am sure they will still taste great! :) Thanks for sharing!

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  13. OMG!! They look AMAZING!! I love everything that has to do with sweet potatoes so I know that I will love this recipe.

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  14. They look good, and it's a creative way to make sweet potatoes. I tend to cook them only one way, and they go bad sometimes before I can use them.

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    1. Oh tell me about it, I think I have some going bad in the fridge at this very moment. I always forget about them!

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  15. These look and sound delicious, and easy to make. Definitely on my to make list!

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  16. This recipe looks very tasty. Thanks for sharing!

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