April 23, 2024

Mushroom Stuffed Sweet Potatoes


  • Sweet potatoes
  • Shiitake mushrooms
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic (minced)
  • Onion (diced)
  • Fresh thyme
  • Salt and pepper
  • Optional toppings: grated cheese, chopped parsley


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Wash the sweet potatoes and pierce them several times with a fork. Place them on a baking sheet and bake for 45-60 minutes, or until they are tender when pierced with a fork.
  3. While the sweet potatoes are baking, prepare the mushroom filling. Clean and slice the shiitake mushrooms.
  4. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add minced garlic and diced onion, and sauté until softened and fragrant.
  5. Add the sliced mushrooms to the skillet and cook until they are golden brown and tender.
  6. Season the mushrooms with fresh thyme, salt, and pepper, stirring well to combine.
  7. Once the sweet potatoes are done, remove them from the oven and let them cool slightly.
  8. Slice each sweet potato open lengthwise and fluff the flesh with a fork.
  9. Spoon the mushroom filling generously into each sweet potato.
  10. If desired, sprinkle grated cheese over the stuffed sweet potatoes and return them to the oven for a few minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  11. Serve hot, garnished with chopped parsley if desired.

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