Bacon & Blue Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Bacon & Blue Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Recipe
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Bacon & Blue Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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Give sweet potatoes the good stuff like pear, bacon, honey and fresh tarragon. If Gorgonzola isn’t your thing, swap in plain or smoked Gouda. —Jeanne Holt, Mendota Heights, Minnesota
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MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 65 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 65 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes (about 10 ounces each)
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 small ripe pear, peeled and chopped
  • 4 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, cooked and chopped, divided
  • 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons crumbled Gorgonzola cheese, divided
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh tarragon or 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°. Scrub potatoes; pierce several times with a fork. Bake on a foil-lined baking sheet until tender, 45-60 minutes. Cool slightly.
Cut a thin slice from top of each potato. Scoop out pulp, leaving 1/4-in.-thick shells. Mash pulp with butter, honey and seasonings. Stir in pear, 1/3 cup chopped bacon, 1/4 cup cheese, green onions and tarragon. Spoon into shells; return to pan. Top with remaining cheese.
Bake until heated through, 20-25 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining bacon. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Bacon & Blue Stuffed Sweet Potatoes in Simple & Delicious October/November 2016

Nutritional Facts

1 stuffed potato: 388 calories, 16g fat (9g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 696mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 7g fiber), 9g protein.

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes (about 10 ounces each)
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 small ripe pear, peeled and chopped
  • 4 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, cooked and chopped, divided
  • 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons crumbled Gorgonzola cheese, divided
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh tarragon or 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Scrub potatoes; pierce several times with a fork. Bake on a foil-lined baking sheet until tender, 45-60 minutes. Cool slightly.
  2. Cut a thin slice from top of each potato. Scoop out pulp, leaving 1/4-in.-thick shells. Mash pulp with butter, honey and seasonings. Stir in pear, 1/3 cup chopped bacon, 1/4 cup cheese, green onions and tarragon. Spoon into shells; return to pan. Top with remaining cheese.
  3. Bake until heated through, 20-25 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining bacon. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Bacon & Blue Stuffed Sweet Potatoes in Simple & Delicious October/November 2016

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