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.

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