Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Chicken Sausage & Apples

A hearty, flavorful twist on classic twice-baked potatoes, this scrumptious side gets its magic from sneakily healthy, savory chicken and apple sausage.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time:  10 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped shallot
  • 2 smoked chicken and apple sausage links, chopped
  • ½ cup peeled diced apple
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh sage
  • ½ cup shredded skim mozzarella

Instructions

Prick holes in sweet potatoes, place on a microwave-safe plate, and cook for 5-7 minutes or until tender. When potatoes have slightly cooled, cut in half lengthwise, scoop flesh into a large bowl, and mash. Reserve sweet potato skins.

Heat olive oil in a medium nonstick skillet and cook shallot for 3-5 minutes or until softened, add sausage and apple and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Combine with mashed sweet potato, sage, and salt. Add ¼ cup cheese and stuff mixture back into sweet potato skins. Top each with remaining 1 TB shredded cheese. Bake in 350 oven for 10-15 minutes to heat mixture through and melt cheese.

Notes

Feel free to substitute other flavors of pre-cooked chicken sausage such as apple and sage, sweet Italian, or plain.