I’ve been using pumpkin spice A LOT lately. Perfect excuse, because it’s fall. I had some leftover chicken and decided to make loaded pumpkin spice sweet potatoes. This meal is perfect to make with leftover thanksgiving turkey. I will definitely be making this again! Loaded sweet potatoes with everything fall. What else could you ask for? I only had a bit of chicken leftover and so I made my husband the one with chicken and I had the meatless one. They boys had resorted to russet potatoes. Honestly, I choose sweet potatoes over regular potatoes. Anything sweet is a YES.
Meat or Meatless
I made one sweet potato with chicken and one without. They were both super delicious. What makes this different from the classic loaded potato, is using a sweet potato and adding pumpkin spice. You get a punch of sweetness along with some saltiness from cheddar cheese. Adding pumpkin seeds adds a little crunch.
You will need:
- Sweet potatoes
- Cheddar cheese (optional)
- Pumpkin seeds
- Leftover chicken (optional)
- Pumpkin spice
- Olive oil
This meal is already healthy. I love cheese on everything, but you can omit the cheese and craisins and use cranberry sauce. Overall this meal is delicious with so many health benefits! And no butter added!
I plan on making this for thanksgiving leftovers. Instead of using craisins, I will use cranberry sauce and turkey instead of chicken, with a side of stuffing. OMG my mouth is watering, while typing this! This is another meal idea for the day after thanksgiving meal ideas and the days after.
Loaded Pumpkin Spice Sweet PotatoesCourse: Lunch/DinnerCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
A fall tasting dish, you pop in the oven and just add toppings!
2 sweet potatoes, halved
1/2 tsp of pumpkin spice
1 tbsp of olive oil
2 tbsp of pumpkin seeds
2 tbsp of craisins
2 tbsp of shredded cheddar cheese (for meatless)
1-1.5 cups of leftover chicken (optional)
- Set oven to BROIL HI. Wash and dry sweet potatoes. Slice them in half (vertical)
- Season sweet potatoes with pumpkin spice and some salt and pepper. Brush some olive oil on both sides. Set on a sheet pan cut side up. BROIL for 10 minutes. Then flip to cut side down. Change oven setting to 350 degrees and bake for 30 minutes.
- Remove from oven. Mash the potatoes a bit, add toppings.
- For chicken – add chicken, pumpkin seeds and craisins.
- For meatless – add shredded cheese, pumpkin seeds and craisins.
- Serve on its own or with a side salad!
Pumpkin Spice Ideas
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