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Mexican stuffed sweet potatoes

Total Time
1 hr 30 min
30 min
1 hr
These Mexican-inspired potatoes make the ultimate comfort food dish that's sure to satisfy


Shortcut bacon

4 slice(s), halved lengthways

Orange sweet potato (kumara)

1000 g, (4 x 250g) scrubbed

Ground cumin

1½ tsp

Fresh coriander

½ cup(s), chopped

Green shallot(s)

2 individual, thinly sliced

Fresh red chilli

1 whole, finely chopped

97% fat-free cottage cheese

115 g, (1/2 cup)

Extra light sour cream

cup(s), (80g)

Oil spray

1 x 3 second spray(s)


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Place sweet potatoes on a baking tray. Lightly spray with oil. Season with salt and pepper. Bake for 45 minutes or until tender. Set aside for 5 minutes to cool slightly.
  2. Cut 1cm, horizontally, off the tops of potatoes and discard. Holding 1 sweet potato with a tea towel, scoop flesh into a bowl, leaving a 1cm border. Repeat with remaining sweet potatoes. Mash sweet potato flesh with a fork. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in cumin, chopped coriander, shallot, chilli and cottage cheese. Spoon filling into potatoes.
  3. Return sweet potatoes to tray. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until heated through.
  4. Heat a chargrill pan over high heat. Cook bacon for 3-4 minutes or until browned. Serve sweet potatoes with bacon, sour cream and coriander leaves.