Maple Bacon & Goat Cheese Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 1 h
  • Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 slices Sensations by Compliments Extra Thick-Cut Bacon, Maple Wood Smoked, or other bacon
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup 15 mL
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • ⅓ cup finely crumbled goat cheese, divided 75 mL
  • 1½ tsp finely chopped fresh thyme 7 mL
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ tsp each salt and pepper 1 mL
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh chives 15 mL

Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Arrange bacon slices, at least 1 in. (2.5 cm) apart, on parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Brush with maple syrup. Bake 20 to 25 min., or until crisp and golden brown. Cool 5 min. then finely chop; set aside.

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile, pierce each sweet potato several times with a fork. Microwave, on HIGH, 10 to 12 min, or until fork-tender. Using tongs or oven mitts, transfer to cutting board. Cool 10 min.

  • Step 3

    Cut each sweet potato in half lengthwise. Scoop flesh into a bowl (leaving a thin wall of flesh inside the intact skins to maintain their shape). Mash the scooped sweet potato until smooth. Stir in ¼ cup (60 mL) goat cheese, thyme, garlic, salt and pepper. Divide mixture evenly into the 4 sweet potato shells. Place on parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

  • Step 4

    Bake 18 to 20 min., or until heated through. Garnish with reserved bacon, remaining goat cheese and chives.

Tip

Substitute feta for goat cheese, and green onions for chives.

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Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description Per serving (1/4 recipe):
  • Calories 200
  • Fat 9 g
  • Saturated Fat 3.5 g
  • Carbs 22 g
  • Sugar 11 g
  • Protein 10 g
  • Cholesterol 20 mg
  • Fibre 3 g
  • Sodium 600 mg