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Sausage and apple-stuffed twice-baked sweet potatoes

Total Time
50 min
15 min
35 min
A delightful twist on the standard twice baked potato, this recipe features a savory mix of precooked chicken sausage, apple, and shallot nestled into a warm and inviting sweet potato. The touch of fresh sage add a fall flavor while the mozzarella cheese provides a creamy cheesy addition to the potatoes texture. Perfect for kids and adults alike, round out your plate with a quick green salad topped with carrots, cucumbers and tomatoes and dressed with some red wine vinegar and oil. These little bakers are so easy to make. With only 8 ingredients and an all-in preparation time of 50 minutes, they are sure to make frequent visits to your dinner table.


Uncooked sweet potato

2 medium

Olive oil

1 tsp


½ cup(s), chopped, chopped

Cooked chicken sausage

6 oz, smoked chicken and apple variety, chopped


1 small, peeled, diced

Kosher salt

½ tsp

Fresh sage

1 tsp, chopped (plus a few leaves for garnish)

Shredded part skim mozzarella cheese

4 Tbsp, divided (3 Tbsp plus 4 tsp)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Prick a few holes in potatoes with a fork. Place potatoes on a microwave safe plate and cook until tender, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. When potatoes have slightly cooled, cut each in half lengthwise, scoop out flesh into a large bowl and mash; reserve potato skins.
  4. Heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallot; cook, stirring frequently, until softened, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add sausage and apple; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
  5. Add sausage mixture, salt and sage to bowl with potato flesh; stir to combine. Gently fold in 3 Tbsp cheese; evenly divide mixture back into reserved potato skins and sprinkle each with 1 teaspoon remaining cheese. Bake until heated through and cheese is melted, about 10 to 15 minutes. Serve garnished with sage leaves. Yields 1 stuffed potato half per serving.


Feel free to substitute other flavors of precooked chicken sausage such as Apple and Sage or Sweet Italian.