Chipotle Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

Chipotle chile enhances the flavor of these twice baked sweet potatoes – a tasty side dish.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

4
small sweet potatoes (about 1 3/4 lb)
1/4
cup fat-free half-and-half
1
chipotle chile in adobo sauce (from 7-oz can), finely chopped
1
teaspoon adobo sauce (from can of chipotle chiles)
1/2
teaspoon salt
8
teaspoons reduced-fat sour cream
4
teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Gently scrub potatoes but do not peel. Pierce potatoes several times with fork to allow steam to escape while potatoes bake. Bake about 45 minutes or until potatoes are tender when pierced in center with a fork.
  • 2 When potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut lengthwise down through center of potato to within 1/2 inch of ends and bottom. Carefully scoop out inside, leaving thin shell. In medium bowl, mash potatoes, half-and-half, chile, adobo sauce and salt with potato masher or electric mixer on low speed until light and fluffy.
  • 3 Increase oven temperature to 400°F. In 13x9-inch pan, place potato shells. Divide potato mixture evenly among shells. Bake uncovered 20 minutes or until potato mixture is golden brown and heated through.
  • 4 Just before serving, top each potato with 2 teaspoons sour cream and 1 teaspoon cilantro.

Expert Tips

Sweet potatoes, squash, carrots and other bright orange vegetables contain beta-carotene, which your body converts to vitamin A. It's vital for proper eyesight. — Dr. Bergenstal

If the potato shells look a bit uneven after filling with the mashed mixture, gently pinch both ends at the same time; pull in opposite directions to pull back into shape.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
140
(
Calories from Fat
15),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
400mg
400%;
Total Carbohydrate
27g
27%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
470%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.