The humble baked sweet potato is the perfect canvas for an endless array of toppings. Bring some protein to the party with shredded chicken, crumbled sausage, or chopped bacon. If you want to pass on the meat, try canned beans, avocado, or halved cherry tomatoes. Fresh herbs such as parsley, basil, or cilantro can freshen up the flavor profile. Sprinkle your creation with cheeses such as shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack, crumbled blue or feta, or grated Parmesan. And bring it all together with ranch dressing, salsa, sour cream, or yogurt.
Overwhelmed by the endless possibilities? Try a few of our favorite combinations:
Buffalo Chicken Potato: Top with quick buffalo chicken (in bowl, stir together 1 cup shredded cooked chicken, 1 to 2 tablespoons Frank’s RedHot hot sauce, and 1 tablespoon butter and microwave until butter is melted and chicken is hot, 2 to 3 minutes), crumbled blue cheese or dollop of sour cream, and chopped fresh chives.
Thai-Style Potato: Top with crushed dry-roasted peanuts (crush in zipper-lock bag with rolling pin) and fresh cilantro leaves and drizzle with easy coconut-peanut sauce (stir ¼ cup canned coconut milk, 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter, and 1 tablespoon lime juice in bowl until smooth).
Taco Potato: Top with black beans (microwave 1 can rinsed beans, 1 teaspoon vegetable oil, and 1 teaspoon chili powder in bowl), chopped avocado, and crumbled cotija cheese.
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