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Cheesy Sweet Potato Boats

5 from 2 votes
Chaya Leloneck – @chayaleloneck
Wanna go for a ride? Check out these irresistible cheesy sweet potato boats – the perfect side dish for your next steak dinner.
Prep Time :5 minutes
Cook Time :1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time :1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 4



  • 4 large sweet potatoes, thoroughly washed and dried
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 2 cups gouda, cubed
  • 2 button mushrooms, sliced
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, optional


  • Basil leaves
  • Yogurt


  • Preheat the oven to 480°F (250°C).
  • Coat the sweet potatoes with a small amount of salt and olive oil, wrap them in tin foil, and bake for 45 minutes to an hour.
  • In a bowl, combine all the remaining ingredients. Once the potatoes are ready (keeping the oven temperature at 390°F/200°C), use a knife to make a lengthwise cut in each potato. Fill each potato generously with the cheese mixture, and return them to the oven for approximately 15 minutes or until the cheese turns golden brown.
  • Once the potatoes are finished baking, drizzle some yogurt over them and garnish with a few basil leaves.


Cheesy Sweet Potato recipe
Credit: Chaya Leloneck

Health benefits of sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes offer a plethora of health benefits that make them a valuable addition to any diet. Packed with essential nutrients, antioxidants, and dietary fiber, they support overall well-being. The high levels of beta-carotene promote eye health, while the antioxidants protect against cellular damage and reduce the risk of chronic diseases. The fiber content aids in digestion, while the low glycemic index helps regulate blood sugar levels. Additionally, sweet potatoes contribute to a strong immune system, heart health, and possess anti-inflammatory properties.

Are cheesy sweet potato boats suitable for vegetarians?

Yes! This recipe does not include any meat products.

What can I serve with cheesy sweet potato boats?

Cheesy sweet potato boats can be enjoyed as a complete meal on their own, but you can also pair them with various side dishes. Some options include a simple green salad, roasted vegetables, steamed broccoli, or a side of fresh fruit. You can also serve them as a side dish alongside grilled or roasted meats.

Cheesy Sweet Potato recipe
Credit: Chaya Leloneck

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