Loaded Sweet Potato

This is such a great meal because you can make in advance and is fantastic as leftovers… We love sweet potatoes and find them to be very filling. A lot of people will initially question whether sweet potatoes are considered paleo. The short answer is yes! And if you are burning a lot of fuel and need the energy this is a great source to get it from.  Regular potatoes contain anti-nutrients like saponins that can be harmful, while sweet potatoes don’t contain those substances.

In this recipe, substitute the veggies for whatever you like, but I would recommend sticking with crunchier vegetables. We were in Oklahoma last weekend and my mom sent some bell peppers and jalepeno peppers back with me from her garden, so that’s what I used. I also had some broccoli in my fridge just waiting to be eaten. You can use butter or olive oil interchangeably. I prefer butter for the obvious taste reasons. If you do consume dairy of any kind it is best to get organic/grass fed. Also, the timing on these will depend on the size of your sweet potatoes and how many you are cooking at once. Just keep testing along the way.

The Good Stuff:

  • Sweet Potatoes (I recommend making extra as this is a great meal as leftovers.)
  • Veggies (I used broccoli, bell peppers and jalapenos)
  • Bacon
  • Butter / Olive Oil
  • Salt

The How To:

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  • Wash all your veggies.
  • Score your sweet potatoes by stabbing them with a fork. Butter and salt them, then wrap them in aluminum foil and place them in a dish in the oven.
  • On another cooking sheet, place another sheet of aluminum foil and lay the bacon out where it is not overlapping.
  • Place your bacon in the oven with the sweet potatoes. The bacon will need to cook for 20-25 minutes depending on how crispy you like it.
  • While your bacon and potatoes are cooking, prep the veggies. Chop them up into small bite size pieces. Place them in an oven safe dish and salt them. Add a couple slabs of butter on top.
  • Once the bacon is done. Pull it out of the oven and place the veggies in. They will need to cook from 20 – 30 minutes depending on how done you want them. I tossed mine a couple times while they were cooking.
  • Keep checking the potatoes. Pull them out once they are soft enough for you. They will need to cook about 45 min to 1.5 hrs depending on size and amount.
  • Cut open your potato add the veggies and chopped bacon. Season with your favorite seasonings (I used chives from our garden), and Enjoy!

Make sure you wash your potatoes and veggies well.

Salt & butter the potatoes.

Wrap them in aluminum foil and place in 400 degree oven.

Place bacon on aluminum foiled pan.

Bake for 20 – 25 minutes.

Select the veggies you want in your potato. I prefer crunchy ones.

Dice up your veggies, salt them and add butter.

Don’t throw away stalks of broccoli. Peel them and dice up the rest to eat.

Garnish your potato with your favorite herbs.

Loaded Sweet Potato

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