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Delicious, Healthful Sweet Potatoes

Prep time 20 mins
Bake time 50 mins
Yield Makes 4 to 6 servings
Sprinkle on a flavorful spice blend, tasty toppings, etc., but use them sparingly to avoid excess calories.

Ingredients

  • 4-6 small sweet potatoes

How to Make It

  1. Pierce 4 to 6 small sweet potatoes with a fork, place on an aluminum foil-lined jelly-roll pan, and bake at 450° for 50 minutes or until tender. Cool slightly; then cut ends off potatoes. Stand each potato on larger end in a small bowl or ramekin; squeeze potato, pushing pulp upward, and fluff with a fork. Add desired toppings.

  2. Sprinkle on a flavorful spice blend, tasty toppings, etc., but use them sparingly to avoid excess calories. Here are some of our favorite combinations:

  3. Dried cranberries, grated orange rind, ground cinnamon, salt, and pepper

  4. Cooked-and-crumbled turkey bacon, light butter, sliced green onions, reduced-fat sour cream, and pepper

  5. Brown sugar, light butter, and toasted pecans

  6. Roasted chicken, chopped fresh rosemary, reduced-fat sour cream, salt, and pepper

  7. Honey, yogurt, and toasted pecans

  8. Cilantro, reduced-fat sour cream, chives, salt, and pepper