Sweet potatoes, one of our favorite healthy veggies, can practically be a main dish when you load them up with chicken, salsa verde, and other Mexican ingredients. If you have plenty of toppers ready to go, you can easily set up a make-your-own sweet potato bar with this recipe.

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Loaded Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

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  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Scrub sweet potatoes with a brush; pat dry with paper towels. Wrap sweet potatoes individually in foil and place in a 15x10-inch baking pan. Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until tender. Remove foil; let cool slightly.

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  • Halve sweet potatoes lengthwise. Carefully scoop the flesh out of each half, leaving a 1/4-inch shell. Place sweet potato flesh in a large bowl. Mash the sweet potato flesh with milk, oregano, and chili powder. Stir in sweet pepper and chile peppers.

  • Line the same baking pan with foil or parchment paper. Spoon mashed sweet potato mixture into reserved sweet potato shells; place in prepared baking pan. Top the potatoes with desired meat filling. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake 15 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned and potatoes are heated through. Serve with desired toppers.

Nutrition Facts (Loaded Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes)

198 calories; 6 g total fat; 3 g saturated fat; 0 g polyunsaturated fat; 2 g monounsaturated fat; 31 mg cholesterol; 274 mg sodium. 485 mg potassium; 26 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 7 g sugar; 10 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 16542 IU vitamin a; 20 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 3 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 20 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 141 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;

Salsa Verde

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  • In a large saucepan bring water to boiling. Add tomatillos, onion, jalapeño, and garlic. Return to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 8 minutes or until tomatillos turn light green. Drain.

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  • In a blender combine tomatillo mixture, cilantro, pepitas, honey, and salt. Cover and blend until smooth.

  • Return to saucepan and bring to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes or until heated through. Makes 2 1/2 cups.

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