Baked Sweet Potatoes Stuffed with Feta, Olives and Sundried Tomatoes

These baked sweet potatoes are stuffed with feta, olives and sun-dried tomatoes and brimming with the tastes of the Mediterranean.

Baked Stuffed Sweet Potato Recipe from Gourmande in the Kitchen Baked Sweet Potatoes Stuffed with Feta, Olives and Sundried Tomatoes

I know Thanksgiving and the holidays are just around the corner but I have to confess, the thought of sweet potato casserole at the dinner table makes me cringe a little.

Found most often cloaked under a layer of sticky sugary marshmallows, the poor things become hopelessly lost, just too sweet for their own good and cloyingly so. Baked Sweet Potato Recipe from gourmandeinthekitchen.com  Baked Sweet Potatoes Stuffed with Feta, Olives and Sundried Tomatoes

Instead, what if we contrasted the naturally sweet root vegetable with some bright and savory flavors?  I think it’s time to give sweet potatoes a makeover, don’t you?

Let’s free them of their sugary sweet shackles and give them a new look. While I’m happy to take mine oven roasted with a nice pat of butter on top any day, just a few well chosen ingredients can take them from good to glorious.

Baked Sweet Potato stuffed with feta from gourmandeinthekitchen.com  Baked Sweet Potatoes Stuffed with Feta, Olives and Sundried Tomatoes

You all know by now that I like a simple recipe, one that puts fresh, flavorful ingredients at the forefront whenever possible and this one is no different.

As simple as can be, these baked sweet potatoes stuffed with feta, sun-dried tomatoes and olives will satisfy those salty/sweet cravings with the tastes of the Mediterranean.

Baked Sweet Potato from Gourmande in the Kitchen Baked Sweet Potatoes Stuffed with Feta, Olives and Sundried Tomatoes

Tender oven baked sweet potatoes are stuffed with a mixture of creamy feta, salty olives and bright sun-dried tomatoes that add a punch of flavor.  I love the contrast of sweet and creamy with salty and savory.

These orange-skinned beauties are also brimming with a host of Vitamin C, potassium and beta-carotene.

Baked Stuffed Sweet Potato via gourmandeinthekitchen.com  Baked Sweet Potatoes Stuffed with Feta, Olives and Sundried Tomatoes

They do take time, not to prepare (or eat) but to cook so plan ahead as the sweet potatoes need about 45 minutes to an hour in the oven.  Other than that, it’s a matter of minutes to a satisfying side or meal with a salad on the side.

(This recipe was featured on Dr. Frank Lipman’s Best of 2012 Gluten Free Recipe Round-up.)

Baked Sweet Potatoes Stuffed with Feta, Olives and Sundried Tomatoes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 60 minutes

Serving Size: Serves 2 to 4

Baked Sweet Potato with Feta 191 Baked Sweet Potatoes Stuffed with Feta, Olives and Sundried Tomatoes

Tender oven baked sweet potatoes are stuffed with a mixture of creamy feta, salty olives and bright sun-dried tomatoes that add a punch of flavor.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium red skinned sweet potatoes, about 8 to 10 oz each and scrubbed clean
  • 56g/ 2oz sheep’s milk feta cheese , cut into small cubes
  • 28g/ 2 oz black oil-cured olives, pitted and chopped
  • 25g/ 1 oz oil packed sundried tomatoes ; thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup (1 handful) chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried or 2 teaspoons fresh oregano; chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Pierce each sweet potato several times with the tines of a fork. Place them directly on middle oven rack with a piece of foil on the rack below.
  2. Bake until the sweet potatoes are easily pierced with a knife and cooked through, about 45-60 minutes depending on size. Remove from oven and let stand until cool enough to handle.
  3. While the sweet potatoes are baking, make the topping. Mix together remaining ingredients in a small bowl and set aside until the sweet potatoes are done.
  4. Slice sweet potatoes lengthwise down the center to expose cooked insides, top with feta mixture and serve.

Notes

Gluten Free, Grain Free, Vegetarian

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  1. Eha says

    Love sweet potatoes and eat them at least 2-3x a week. Being European and living in Australia, their being decked with marshmallows would not garner favour methinks, but your recipe seems more tham interesting – shall certainly try soonest: love the feta/olive touch :) !

  2. says

    I completely agree about the horrible sugary overly-sweet sweet potato dishes. This is such a lovely way to serve sweet potato, I would much prefer this.

  3. says

    What a great combination of flavors! I’ve made Mexican stuffed sweet potatoes before and found they lacked balance, but I can imagine the saltiness of the feta would work perfectly with the sweet potato flesh.

  4. says

    I really love the idea of taking sweet potatoes to the savory side. Although I do like mine with a pat of butter a sprinkle of brown sugar, I’d still like to try this lovely combination of toppings. Looks just delicious!

  5. says

    I was just conversing with another blogger about the fact that we are happy the sweet potato is no longer relegated only to the holiday season. It’s such a healthy addition to the dinner table, why not serve it year around. Terrific idea to stuff them!

  6. says

    I grew up hating sweet potatoes because the part I didn’t like was the marshmallows and everything else…

    Of course, love them now… I’ve been on a bit of a sweet potato feta kick myself lately. Beautiful.

  7. says

    When I was a child at Thanksgiving dinners with extended family I referred to the ‘Orange Juice Potatoes’ never understanding there was a different type of potatoe. I thought regular spuds were doused in OJ making them so sickly sweet and could never figure out the mini marshmallows on top. Grossed me out completely. LOVE your spin on it. I don’t like additional sweetners on any winter squash feeling it makes them too sweet for me. Will save this to try soon!

  8. says

    I don’t go near sweet potato casserole. It’s such an amazing ingredient for so many other dishes. It’s too good to be masked by marshmallows. This stuffing is a great idea!

  9. says

    Sweet potato and marshmallow sounds awful! I’ve only ever eaten them in savoury recipes and love them as an alternative to baked potatoes. This version looks lovely – salty cheese and sweet potato works perfectly together.

  10. says

    I am a huge fan of sweet and savory, so these potatoes look fantastic! We had simple baked sweet potatoes last night with pesto stuffed chicken from Kalyn’s Kitchen, and the flavor combination was delicious. Can’t wait to try these…maybe for lunch!

  11. says

    For so many years I loved those cloyingly sweet potatoes but as my tastes have changed so has my desire to do something different. This is beautiful Sylvie…and for me not just for Thanksgiving; I’m eating a stuffed sweet potato for dinner much more often and need new ideas for every day.

  12. says

    I love all the beautiful colors! Pictures are so nice! I only have satsuma sweet potatoes right now but I would like to make it anyway. I hope it will come out all right.

  13. says

    i love how you stuffed them. Never had feta and sweet potatoes before. I have never been a fan of marshmallows with my sweet potatoes. Just too sweet for me when its supposed to be a main dish not dessert! this my friend looks incredible

  14. says

    What a healthy and delicious dish. I eat sweet potatoes all the time and going to try this. The sweet potato and marshmallow is just absolutely disgusting to me.

  15. says

    Oh how i love a good baked sweet potato! The colours when you open them up just make me FEEL healthy for eating them and the topping options are just endless. Delicious.

  16. says

    Sylvie, I am totally with you. I can’t fathom the idea of eating sweet potatoes with marshmallows -super yuck! Love, love your recipe and I could eat this year round. Thanks for sharing.

  17. says

    This is a stunner! I adore sweet potatoes and I love what you have done to combine the savory and salty flavors and the different textures to it. Perfect and really a meal in itself!

  18. says

    I made your recipe for our Thanksgiving dinner today and it was the hit of the day! It was so savory and such a nice twist on the traditional sweet potato recipe. Thank you for sharing!!!

  19. Pip says

    I just had this for dinner, it was amazingly delicious, so thank you! I can see it becoming a regular fixture in my dinner schedule. :)

  20. says

    I just attempted this for dinner and added bacon bits so it became a bit more like a main course and it’s absolutely delicious! The contrasting flavours of the sweet and salty really work well. I will be saving this recipe for future use :)

  21. says

    I made this for lunch today–so delicious! Such a great change from the typical sweet potato recipes that are packed with brown sugar or marshmallows. Thanks for sharing!

  22. TiffanyLor says

    I have had this pinned for the longest time and did not make it until last night. I grew up with the southern style of sweet potatoes…extra sweet. Which I DO LVOE but as an occasional treat thats more like a dessert. Last night I had some friends over for dinner and we are all eating healthier, more nutrient rich food. It was a hit! By the end of the night I had to give them the recipe. I can’t wait to make it again. This will definitely be a staple go to in my house. I’m also looking forward to trying the topping on a number of other things.

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