Apple Bacon Stuffed Sweet Potato
The freshman dining hall that I dreaded last year has had some major changes – so major that I actually prefer going there than any other dining hall. One of the main draws is that they consistently served sweet potato fries, every day! They have even served sweet potato quiches! This is a huge deal for someone who is as big of a sweet potato fan as me.
I buy sweet potatoes from the grocery market and make sweet potato fries in the toaster oven or microwave them. The great thing about them is that they can taste great just plain and are healthy! This time, I got fancy and added some toppings. I cooked some turkey bacon and apple chunks and simply stuffed them into a sweet potato that I baked in the toaster oven. So simple!
Sweet potatoes have a huge amount of beta-carotene and vitamin A. Not only are your taste buds going to enjoy them, but they are great for your vision and cardiovascular health. I usually make one sweet potato at a time as a snack or small meal, but you can make more for your family and friends!
APPLE BACON STUFFED SWEET POTATO
1 sweet potato
1 slice (turkey) bacon, chopped
1 apple, diced
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Poke holes in sweet potato with a fork and wrap tightly in aluminum foil.
Bake for 45-60 minutes at 350 degrees F until potato is soft inside. Unwrap foil and cut a slit down the middle of each sweet potato. Let sit until cool enough to handle.
While potatoes are baking, heat a skillet over medium heat. Add bacon and cook until crispy and place on a paper towel to drain.
Add apple chunks to the skillet with nutmeg, cinnamon, salt and pepper and cook until soft. Toss bacon back into the skillet and set aside.
Spoon the apple bacon mixture on top and serve!