Stuffed potato recipes are some of my favorite weekday meals to put together for the family. They either are made with leftovers from meals previous or from leftover ingredients. When I made this recipe, I used leftover ingredients that I didn’t have enough to make an entire meal of.
For example, I only had two large chicken breasts in the refrigerator. For four hungry people, two breasts were not enough to make it as a centerpiece for a dinner. And by the way, if you have turkey breast you can use that too. It works perfectly as all these ingredients scream Thanksgiving leftovers. So go ahead and use turkey if you have it.
I also had a small amount of fresh cranberries left in the bag in the refrigerator. There wasn’t enough to make a cake or a meal with so I added them as well. The small amounts of ingredients also extend to one carrot, two slices of bacon, and one apple.
They don’t seem like a lot of food to add to the sweet potato but believe me, it is plenty. Sometimes, both the husband and I can’t finish the entire stuffed sweet potato. For the kids, I split one sweet potato between the two of them and then add the stuffing on top. It works great and isn’t so much that they whine and complain that they can’t eat it all.
I am also happier to use sweet potatoes instead of a white potato in these type of recipes. Sweet potatoes hold slightly more vitamins and minerals, have a little more fiber, and less calories, carbs, and sugars than their counterpart. But don’t get me wrong, I do stuff white potatoes too. I love chili stuffed white potatoes. That is really good!
Well, I hope you like the recipe and leave a comment to let me know.
Cost to make this recipe.
Typically, this recipe is made for a dinner entree. It makes up four large portions that feeds four people. The cost is rounded up to a total of $8.00 if you purchase all the ingredients which is about $2.00 per person or stuffed sweet potato. The bacon and chicken breast make up the bulk of the cost.
As a homesteader, I can reduce the cost of this meal by growing my own onions, carrots, sweet potato, and apples. Sometimes the chicken comes from our butchered backyard chickens. Growing all this food can reduce the cost to nearly half.
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