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Sausage and Apple-Stuffed Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

Total Time
50 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
35 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
A savory mix of precooked chicken sausage, apple, and shallot lends a new twist to standard twice baked potatoes.
Ingredients

uncooked sweet potato(es)

2 medium

olive oil

1 tsp

uncooked shallot(s)

½ cup(s), chopped

cooked chicken sausage(s)

6 oz, smoked chicken and apple variety, chopped

fresh apple(s)

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)

Instructions

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

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