Italian Sausage Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Italian Sausage Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

These Italian sausage stuffed sweet potatoes are the perfect balance of sweet and spicy. They're a fun and healthy alternative to pizza or pasta.
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  • Serves: 8 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients. Preheat oven to 425 F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Step 2

    Scrub the sweet potatoes thoroughly, dry, and prick each one in several places with a fork to allow the steam to escape. Rub olive oil all over each potato. Arrange the potatoes on the foil-lined baking sheet and bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until they are fork-tender.
  3. Step 3

    Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Crumble the sausage into the skillet and cook until the sausage begins to brown.
  4. Step 4

    Add the red pepper, onion, garlic, Italian seasoning, and salt to the skillet. Stir and cook until the vegetables are soft.
  5. Step 5

    Place the Italian sausage and vegetable mixture in a large bowl.
  6. Step 6

    Cut each baked sweet potato in half and scoop out most of the inside, leaving the potato skin shell fully intact.
  7. Step 7

    Add the scooped sweet potato to the bowl with the Italian sausage and vegetables. Stir to combine.
  8. Step 8

    Spoon the sweet potato and sausage mixture back into baked potato skins.
  9. Step 9

    Top with cheese and return to the oven for 5 minutes or until the cheese is browned on top and potato skins start to crisp.
  10. Step 10

    Garnish with chopped parsley and serve hot.