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4 Ingredient Stuffed White Sweet Potato

Serving up a healthier dinner that can be ready in just minutes and is atually filling! Chicken and broccoli in a white sweet potato ohsweetbasil.com-3

Do you remember the Basil Primavera Stuffed White Sweet Potato we talked about last year? Well I was serious when I told you that the white sweet potato is pure awesomeness. You can read that post to find out why it’s a great healthy option, so I wont bore you in this post, but truly you need to start buying this guy. They are so creamy and filling too. Since starting health and fitness posts on Tuesdays I’ve had a huge out pouring of emails asking for more of our favorite healthy recipes that keep us in shape. So here we are. The 4 ingredient stuffed white sweet potato.  It’s one of our absolute favorite meals. I know a lot of people love our famous pesto tilapia to lose weight, but sometimes you want something a little more like comfort food.

Serving up a healthier dinner that can be ready in just minutes and is atually filling! Chicken and broccoli in a white sweet potato ohsweetbasil.com-3

Everyone has had a baked potato bar or stuffed baked potato. All loaded up with cheese, bacon, maybe chili or pork and it definitely is comfort food, especially in Idaho where baked potato bars actually happen to celebrate the harvest, but they can get a little over the top and unhealthy. I know I load as much junk as I can into mine when I have it. And then there are those trying to be healthy and I watch instagram  (make sure you’re following me! – @ohsweetbasil ) get filled with broccoli with a side of chicken. And chicken with a side of broccoli. Ugh, I can’t imagine having the same darn thing all the time.

Serving up a healthier dinner that can be ready in just minutes and is atually filling! Chicken and broccoli in a white sweet potato ohsweetbasil.com-3

White sweet potatoes are actually healthier than you may realize, in fact they are like a little secret as most people only buy russets, red potatoes or orange sweet potatoes (yams). They pass right by the white sweet potato without even a second thought. They look just like the normal sweet potato but the are white and healthier! Plus our favorite part, they are really creamy. You don’t need to add any fat at all! So we bake up a few, grill up a little chicken, steam some broccoli or our personal favorite, roast it with a tiny bit of olive oil, throw it all on top of the baked sweet potato and maybe add a pinch of salt and pepper. Then a little low fat mozzarella cheese and it goes under the broiler to get all melty. When we really want to zest things up we might add a drizzle of BBQ sauce. It’s so simple, low on fat and calories but you still get great nutrients! Plus, if you’re in a hurry you can microwave (pierce a few holes in it first) the potato and add ingredients you already cooked the day before! And if you’re still confused about the differences in potatoes Kalyn’s Kitchen does a nice job of explaining and has another healthy and delicious recipe.

Are Yams Different Than Sweet Potatoes?

What we generally refer to as “yams” are in fact sweet potatoes.

Sweet Potatoes come in several varieties including the long, red-skinned variety that many people call yams.

Can Sweet Potatoes Be Microwaved?

Yes sweet potatoes can be microwaved.

Pierce the sweet potato skin 5-6 times.

Place on a microwaveable plate and microwave for 5-8 minutes, rotating halfway through.

Are Sweet Potatoes Good For You?

Sweet potatoes contain high amounts of fiber and potassium.

They have more overall nutrients with fewer calories than regular potatoes.

Sweet potatoes may help maintain a healthy blood pressure and protect against cancer.

4 Ingredient Stuffed White Sweet Potato

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Serving up a healthier dinner that can be ready in just minutes and is atually filling! Chicken and broccoli in a white sweet potato ohsweetbasil.com-3

4 Ingredient Stuffed White Sweet Potato

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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 2 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
The 4 ingredient stuffed white sweet potato.  It's one of our absolute favorite meals


  • 2 White Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 Chicken Breast
  • Salt and Pepper *see note
  • 2 cups Broccoli steamed or roasted
  • 1/2 Cup Low Fat Mozzarella Cheese shredded
  • BBQ sauce for drizzle *optional, *see note*


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Pierce the sweet potatoes 2 or 3 times with a sharp knife, place on a baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes to an hour or until tender when poked through with a fork.
  • Meanwhile, season both sides of the chicken and grill in a pan or on an outdoor grill for 5-6 minutes each side.
  • Remove to a plate and tent with foil for 5 minutes before shredding.
  • Remove the sweet potatoes from the oven and carefully slice the top in a straight line, press each end toward the center to push open.
  • Fill with shredded chicken, broccoli and top with cheese.
  • Turn the oven to broil and place the sweet potatoes back on the baking sheet and in the oven for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Serve immediately drizzling a little BBQ sauce if desired.


If you want a different flavor for the meal choose italian seasoning, poultry seasoning or whatever seasonings you love for the chicken.
If you really miss the butter try adding a small drizzle of olive to the baked sweet potato and then add the other ingredients.
To reheat, wrap loosely in foil and place in 350 degree oven till hot.
Nutrition Facts
4 Ingredient Stuffed White Sweet Potato
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 343 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 90mg30%
Sodium 406mg18%
Potassium 1167mg33%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 19179IU384%
Vitamin C 86mg104%
Calcium 306mg31%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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  • I have not tried white sweet potatoes. I live in a small town, they rarely have regular sweet potatoes, maybe they can order them. Sounds like a must TRY sweet potato. Thank You.

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  • I’ve never heard of a white sweet potato before but i am going to be on the look out for them from now on! your toppings look amazing!

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    • they are awesomeness!

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  • I am loving this idea 🙂 they look so satisfying!

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  • Why have I never had white sweet potatoes. I honestly cannot wait to make these tomorrow. They sound and look so good!

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    • Girl!!! Get on that! I can only imagine the deliciousness you can create with them!

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  • We’ve been getting white sweet potatoes in our CSA but I found them to be a bit starchy. Perhaps it’s the way I made them. I guess just baking it might be the way to try next time.

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    • I only bake them so maybe that is the trick! You are the queen of creating goodness with your CSA so hopefully you can try these again!

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  • I love white sweet potatoes! I purchased them on accident years ago and have been hooked ever since!

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  • Ummm why have I never heard of a white sweet potato? These look awesome Carrian!

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    • They are so easy to miss but totally creamy and yummy!

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