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Basil Pesto Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

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WW Freestyle: 8
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Basil Pesto Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes - Twice baked, savory sweet potatoes stuffed with a delicious basil pesto mixture, and topped with melty mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce!
Course: Side Dish/Appetizer
Cuisine: American/Southern
Servings: 8 Serves
Calories: 223

Ingredients

  • 4 (8 ounces each) sweet potatoes
  • 1/2- cup basil pesto
  • 3 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 1/2- cup fancy shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3- cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce , for serving
  • fresh chopped parsley , for garnish

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • Lightly spray a baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Pierce the sweet potatoes 6 times.
  • Place on a microwaveable plate and microwave for 6 minutes, rotating halfway through.
  • Remove from microwave oven and let stand several minutes.
  • Once cool enough to handle, cut them down the middle, lengthwise.
  • Scoop out the flesh, careful not to cut through the skins, and transfer to a medium mixing bowl.
  • Stir in the basil pesto; add grated parmesan, salt and fresh ground pepper and mix and stir until smooth and well incorporated.
  • Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.
  • Spoon the mixture back into the potato skins.
  • Transfer the potatoes to previously prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and add mozzarella cheese and pine nuts; continue to bake for 4 more minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  • Remove from oven and let stand couple minutes.
  • Transfer to serving plates and top with marinara sauce and chopped fresh parsley.
  • Serve.

Notes

Serve as a side dish or an appetizer.
 
Nutrition Facts
Basil Pesto Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (1.5 sweet potato)
Calories 223 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 318mg13%
Potassium 446mg13%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 16485IU330%
Vitamin C 3.2mg4%
Calcium 135mg14%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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