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10Dec, 22
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Melty Pizza Stuffed Baked Sweet Potatoes

Skip the greasy takeout tonight and make THESE Pizza Stuffed Baked Sweet Potatoes at home instead!

Simple, Delicious, Melty, and SUPER Satisfying!

These are fun to make with the family because everyone can add whatever toppings THEY love and create their own masterpiece. I know my kids are more likely to eat something if they make it themselves!

🍅When shopping for store-bought marinara sauce:

I like to make sure the marinara has no added sugar (tomatoes naturally contain sugar, but we don’t need added sugar in the ingredients list.)

I REALLY prefer sauce in glass jars – much better flavor and no leaching from cans.
A good marinara sauce contains just a few simple ingredients such as tomatoes, garlic, and herbs. Splurge on the high-quality sauce when you can, because your dish will taste exactly like the sauce you use.

🍅 Try this with Rachel’s Homemade Marinara Sauce.

➡️ Rachel’s tips:

🌱Since there are only a few simple ingredients used here, I really recommend using the absolute freshest, highest quality ingredients you can get your hands on…it makes all the difference.

🧀Freshly grated cheese from a block will melt the best because pre-grated cheese is coated in preservatives that interfere with the natural melting capability of cheese.

🍕I REALLY enjoy this pizza-style combo served with these sweet potatoes!

🍠Sweet Potatoes and Yams are something we eat A LOT of at our house!

It’s funny because about 10 years ago I didn’t care for them AT ALL.

Throughout my 30s I began passionately learning about health & nutrition while working with a phenomenal fitness trainer. Sweet potatoes were becoming THE complex carbohydrate of choice! They were *always* on my meal plans – so that’s when I got creative and started roasting them, eating them frequently, and actually TRULY ENJOYING them.

Not a week goes by these days that I don’t buy and cook sweet potatoes or yams… they have become an absolute staple in our home.

This recipe is awesome if you’re trying to include sweet potatoes more often, but just need a tasty recipe – along with a little friendly nudge to try something different!

Complex Carbohydrates from Sweet Potatoes are my favorite carbohydrates to eat because they leave me feeling really good and full of energy rather than the opposite feelings of bloat and tiredness many simple carbs seem to deliver.

Sweet potatoes are considered a “superfood” because of all the vitamins and minerals they contain.

Just as an example, 1 sweet potato contains almost 400% of your daily vitamin A requirements! They also contain vitamins B, C, and D as well as a wide range of minerals.

They can help boost your immune system, protect your vision and reproductive health, and even help lower your risk of cancer.

Sweet potatoes are excellent for digestion because they are rich in fiber – now that’s something you’re likely not going to get from takeout Pizza!

Plus, they appear to help improve blood sugar control and cholesterol levels … and might even help keep fat cells from growing.

They are also delicious mashed, roasted, or baked like these pizza-stuffed sweet potatoes. Use sweet potatoes and yams in soups, stews, chilis, or in any way you would use other potatoes.

REFERENCE:

makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium-large sweet potatoes
  • 1 Tbsp avocado oil or olive oil
  • 4 Tbsps marinara sauce or crushed tomatoes
  • 4 ozs mozzarella, cheddar, and/or parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 4 ozs black olives, pitted & sliced
  • 2 ozs nitrate-free salami or pepperoni
  • 2 tsp chili flakes
  • freshly chopped herbs such as basil or oregano

Instructions:

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees f.

Place parchment paper on a large baking tray.

Brush or rub your sweet potatoes with oil then wrap tightly in parchment paper or foil and bake for about 50 minutes.

Once potatoes pierce easily with a knife, remove them from the oven. Allow to cool until you can safely handle them.

Carefully unwrap your sweet potatoes and cut in half lengthways.

Spread marinara over your potatoes and top with cheese, onion, red bell pepper, olives, salami, and chili flakes as desired.

Place back into your oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or just until the cheese has melted and the salami/pepperoni is crispy.

Carefully remove them from the oven, serve and enjoy!

❤️Rachel

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