Cookin' Canuck | Stuffed Sweet Potato Recipe w/ Spinach, Hummus & Feta (2024)

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Whether you enjoy this as a lunch for one, or a tasty side dish, these stuffed sweet potatoes with spinach, hummus and feta have fantastic flavor.
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Perhaps I shouldn’t admit this in a public forum, but I’ve started carrying on animated conversations with our two cats. I tried to include our black lab, too, but she just gave me a polite tail wag then flopped to the floor at my feet. This is how lunchtime goes, now that the kids are back to school.

And then there is the issue of what to eat when I’m just preparing lunch for one. Often I turn to Low-Fat Salmon Salad with Capers or , or whatever leftovers may be idling in the fridge. But lately I’ve been experimenting with more meatless lunchtime options, such as that I made last week.

This particular recipe came from a good rummage around the fridge. The day before, I bought sweet potatoes for another recipe and had a couple of them left over, as well as a bunch of spinach. Feta, garlic and hummus are all regulars in my fridge. So, I felt as though I spent about a dollar on this recipe.

And what did I get out of that dollar? A healthy vegetarian lunch, packed with fiber, vitamins A and C, potassium and beta-carotene. Sweet potatoes are also known to have a low glycemic index, making them an ideal option for those who are monitoring their blood sugar levels.

And oh, the flavors are fantastic. I “mm”-d and “yum”-d so much that the cats looked at me with curiosity for a moment or two before re-tucking their heads under their tails. That's just fine...I'm happy to chat to myself when the subject is good food.

While this works well as a light lunch, you could also serve half of a stuffed sweet potato as a side dish.

The recipe:

With a fork, pierce the sweet potato in several places. Place the sweet potato in the microwave, on top of a piece of paper towel, and cook for 3 minutes per side (about 6 minutes total), or until the sweet potato is tender when pierced with a fork.

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Let the sweet potato cool for several minutes, or until cool enough to handle. Cut in half lengthwise.

Carefully scoop out the flesh of the potato and place in a medium-sized bowl. Reserve the skins.

With the back of a fork, mash the potato flesh until most lumps are gone.

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Heat the olive oil in a small skillet set over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.

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Add the spinach and cook, stirring, until the spinach is wilted, about 1 minute.

Add the spinach mixture to the mashed sweet potato, along with the hummus, feta cheese and ground pepper. Stir gently to combine.

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Scoop the sweet potato mixture into the reserved sweet potato skins. Serve.

Other healthy sweet potato recipes:

Turkey Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Garlicky Sauteed Sweet Potatoes
Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Chinese Five-Spice Powder

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Stuffed Sweet Potato Recipe with Spinach, Hummus & Feta

From the kitchen of Cookin Canuck. www.cookincanuck.com

5 from 3 votes

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Course: Entrees

Cuisine: Mediterranean

Keyword: Gluten Free, Vegetarian

Prep Time: 10 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 6 minutes minutes

Total Time: 16 minutes minutes

Servings: 1 Serving

Calories: 280kcal

Author: Dara Michalski | Cookin' Canuck

Ingredients

  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 cups lightly packed spinach, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon hummus
  • 2 tablespoons feta cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

Instructions

  • With a fork, pierce the sweet potato in several places. Place the sweet potato in the microwave, on top of a piece of paper towel, and cook for 3 minutes per side (about 6 minutes total), or until the sweet potato is tender when pierced with a fork.

  • Let the sweet potato cool for several minutes, or until cool enough to handle. Cut in half lengthwise.

  • Carefully scoop out the flesh of the potato and place in a medium-sized bowl. Reserve the skins.

  • With the back of a fork, mash the potato flesh until most lumps are gone.

  • Heat the olive oil in a small skillet set over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.

  • Add the spinach and cook, stirring, until the spinach is wilted, about 1 minute.

  • Add the spinach mixture to the mashed sweet potato, along with the hummus, feta cheese and ground pepper. Stir gently to combine.

  • Scoop the sweet potato mixture into the reserved sweet potato skins. Serve.

Notes

WW (Old Points) 5 / WW (Points+) 6

Nutrition

Serving: 1Stuffed Half | Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 552mg | Potassium: 773mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 24215IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 266mg | Iron: 3mg

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  1. Frances

    Cookin' Canuck | Stuffed Sweet Potato Recipe w/ Spinach, Hummus & Feta (12)
    This is a wonderful combination. Who knew Hummus and sweet potato were a perfect match. I found at a local market a hummus called Oasis that has hummus that for two tablespoons is only 28 calories for the roasted red pepper type and also has a black bean and lentil hummus that are even fewer calories. I think they taste great too. I like this even for breakfast! Add an egg if want to too. Thank you.

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  2. Harpreet

    I love this healthy, simple and fast Food,
    I want my breakfast tomorrow is it.

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  3. Scanner

    Great idea for a simple 10 ingredient or less dish. (it's pretty much 5 ingredients or less).

    I used a bit more hummus, for my protein needs and just did a pat of butter b/c I had no feta. (because everything deserves butter or bacon). The butter and potato/spinach go well in the American palate, but next time I will try feta definitely.

    Filling.

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  4. Jose

    Loved this recipe. Tweaked it a bit and added shredded carrots to the mix, topped with shredded Parmesan and threw it in the oven at 400 for 5 minutes. Awesome!

    Reply

  5. Lisa

    This sounds really good. What kind of hummus do you use?

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    • Dara

      Lisa, I use Sabra hummus, but use your favorite. I hope you enjoy it!

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