Trying to reduce the amount of bread I eat has had me thinking outside the lunch box. (Yes, I’m corny.) I needed a quick healthy lunch so I came up with this Spinach Stuffed Sweet Potato. This is a super simple recipe that’s tasty and filling. Double, triple, or quadruple it to use it as a side dish for your family dinner.
Sometimes you don’t have even 30 minutes to spare on busy days. This Spinach Stuffed Sweet Potato can be made in less than 15 minutes. Microwaving the sweet potato makes this recipe a breeze. While it’s in the microwave you can saute the spinach.
Here’s the recipe:
- 1 medium sweet potato
- 1½ C. fresh spinach leaves
- 1 garlic clove, chopped
- 2 tsp olive oil, divided
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1 tbs shredded Mozzarella cheese
- Wash and dry the sweet potato.
- Carefully poke 3 holes in the top with a knife (or a fork).
- Microwave for about 5 minutes (Microwaves differ, so start at 4 and add from there.) It will be soft all around when done. *IT WILL BE VERY HOT so let it sit.
- While that's in the microwave, heat 1 tsp. oil in a pan over medium heat.
- Add garlic and stir until it just starts to turn brown.
- Immediately add spinach leaves and stir until wilted.
- Split top of sweet potato and scoop out the "meat" into the bowl. (I liked mine chunky, but you can mash it if you want.)
- Add spinach, remaining 1 tsp. oil, salt and pepper and mix together.
- Scoop the mixture back into the sweet potato.
- Top with mozzarella.
Tip: If you’re pressed for time, instead of using a garlic clove, use garlic powder. Just add it when you mix everything together before you stuff.
Do you have any quick, healthy go-to lunches? Leave a comment below. I love hearing from you!