Saturday, November 5, 2011

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Sometimes God cracks me up.

I had dinner with a sweet new friend this week. Who coincidentally got put in my small group at church.

And we have lots in common.

What a nice little reminder that God is orchestrating something CrazyWonderful up there.

And that there is no such thing as a coincidence with God.

So this week when I stumbled across these Healthy Sweet Potato Skins at Pinch of Yum I knew it was no coincidence.

In my fridge sat one half of a sweet potato I had cooked 2 nights ago.

It was sad and lonely and needed some excitement.

So, rather than the usual brown sugar and butter topping, I added some crazy to it.

And when I saw some of the ingredients: sweet potato, spinach, chickpeas.... I thought, this sounds kinda funky.

And it is. Funky. Like nothing you've ever eaten before.

In all the best ways.

Creamy and savory, with a little kick, it is the perfect thing to make with your sweet potatoes.

AND according to Pinch of Yum its healthy.

Everyone wins.

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
adapted from Pinch of Yum

1 whole sweet potato
1/2 cup frozen spinach
1 tbsp butter
4 TBSP garlic hummus
4 tsp sour cream
2 oz. cream cheese
Red Pepper flakes
Salt & Pepper, to taste
1 slice mozzarella cheese

Bake sweet potato in aluminum foil at 375 for 35-40 minutes until fork tender.

Cut sweet potato in half. Scoop out inside of sweet potatoes.

Coat sweet potato skin in oil and BROIL on High for 3-4 minutes, each side.

In a sauté pan, add frozen spinach in butter and cook on Medium heat until tender and wilted. Add pinch red pepper flakes and salt and pepper, to taste. Add in sweet potato middles, hummus, cream cheese and sour cream, and stir over medium heat until cream cheese has melted and mixture is creamy and consistent.

Stuff Sweet Potato Skins with filling. Add Mozzarella cheese and BROIL on high for 1-2 minutes until cheese has melted.

Makes 2 stuffed sweet potato halves.

"And we know thatGod causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28