Sausage Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

In case you hadn’t noticed, I’m on a bit of a pork kick… also, sweet potatoes are in season right now so it’s all about the pig and potatoes. If you follow me on Facebook then you saw all kinds of porky pictures from what I was calling “Pork Sunday”.

I made carnitas and sausage and also rendered some fat… and to round it all out I had a farinata with prosciutto.

Anyway…

We get the Food Network magazine and in one of the more recent issues, they had this Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Pancetta and Broccoli Rabe recipe. I am not a fan of broccoli rabe. Also, that is not nearly enough food for me.

So I took the general idea and ran with it..

Brown yer pig

Chuck in the Garlic

schroooms…

Put more spinach in than you think you want… srsly

That stuff cooks down like woah

Meanwhile, back in the microwave…

Mix yer cheeses.. or.. don’t. I honestly usually just go for the straight up ricotta

Cube up the guts by running a knife through the flesh

woah.. that caption ought to get me some interesting search engine hits.

If you build it, they will nosh

 

Sausage Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
 
Super quick, super easy. Use the microwave to cook your sweet potatoes and you can have this done in 20 minutes tops.
Ingredients
  • 1 lb hot Italian sausage, loose
  • 3 or 4 clove of garlic, minced
  • 8 oz or so of mushrooms, chopped
  • Small container of baby spinach.. what is that like 12 ounces?
  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • ricotta cheese
  • Parmesan cheese, grated
Instructions
  1. Stab your sweet potatoes all over with a knife and trim off the ends.
  2. Wrap each potato in a paper towel and microwave on high for three minutes. Flip them over and cook again for another three minutes. You may need to do another 3-6 minutes depending on the size of your potatoes and the strength of you microwave. Potatoes are done when a knife goes through to the center with little or no resistance.
  3. While the potatoes are cooking, brown your sausage in a skillet over medium heat.
  4. Toss in the minced garlic.
  5. Add the chopped mushrooms and cook until mushrooms are soft
  6. Stir in the baby spinach and let it cook down.
  7. Mix about ½ cup of ricotta with ¼ cup of grated Parmesan cheese. I like to add a little pepper here too.
  8. When you are ready to eat, slice the potatoes in half and score the flesh with your knife.
  9. Top with sausage filling and ricotta cheese mixture

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