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Loaded Sweet Potato Recipe – Southern Plate by Gordon Ramsay

Loaded Sweet Potato Recipe - Southern Plate


Perfect Baked Sweet Potatoes

Loaded Sweet Potatoes

Whats not to love about a food that counts as a vegetable but tastes like a treat? Even without the sweetness of added toppings, I love me some sweet potato recipes! But then you go and add a pat of butter, spoonful of brown sugar, and sprinkling of marshmallows (cooked until puffed up and toasted(, and I’m in heaven.

The response to the photo of my baked sweet potato sitting next to my slow cooker turkey breast was overhwleming. I got emails, comments on facebook, and even had someone stop me in a store to say “Baked sweet potatoes recipe, making it for Thanksgiving!”

Easy way to make the Perfect Loaded Sweet Potato

Now I’m not saying you ‘ve been baking them wrong. There are countless ways to bake a potato and I don’t consider any of them wrong. But I wanted to show you a foolproof way to bake a sweet potato that was perfectly done, soft, tender, and could fluff up well, without being overdone like they are sometimes prone to be when you order them in restaurants and such.

Perfect Baked Sweet Potatoes

Should I Use Yams or Sweet Potatoes?

 I prefer the rounder ones that fill up my palm like the picture above. Sometimes, though, all you can find are the skinny ones and if that is what you have, they’ll do just fine.

Some people (and stores) refer to these as yams, which is an entirely different vegetable altogether. You’d be hard pressed to find a true yam in the United States. Yams are from Africa and can grow up to three feet in length. They aren’t even related to the sweet potato but when Africans arrived (against their will) in the American South and saw the sweet potato could be cooked in the same manner as they cooked yams, that is what they began calling it, which makes perfect sense, and this caught on.

Why do I call it a sweet potato? Well, for two reasons. 1. That’s what it is. 2. That is what my mother called it.

Having said that, though, if you grew up calling them yams, keep on doing your thing. I asked this sweet potato in the photo if it minded being called a yam and it just sat there, not moving an inch. It doesn’t care. 😉

How to Make the Best Loaded Sweet Potato

Step by Step Instructions

Perfect Baked Sweet Potatoes

  • Place sweet potatoes on a foil lined baking sheet.

A Tip to Prevent More Mess

You can skip the aluminum foil if you want but it will mean some cleanup later as sweet potatoes often weep a sticky liquid onto your baking sheet while cooking.

  • Now for the baking part:
  • Bake at 400 for 30 minutes.
  • Reduce oven to 350 and bake an additional 60 minutes.

Does My Cooking Time Change if I Add More Sweet Potatoes?

Nope, it shouldn’t.  I am baking just two here and if added more the cooking time doesn’t change.

Perfect Baked Sweet Potatoes

  • These are how they will look when done.

Perfect Baked Sweet Potatoes

Do I Poke Holes or Add Oils to Sweet Potato?

As you can see one of them weeped, the other did not. Some do say that poking holes in them or coating them in oil prevents this but in my opinion, it is just the luck of the draw.

But if you prefer to poke holes in it, you can! No worries! If you prefer to coat them in oil, you can! No worries! If you prefer to wrap the sweet potato in foil, go for it! You do you!

Perfect Baked Sweet Potatoes

  • Slice each one open at the top. I just use a butter knife or whatever I grab first.

They are soft at this point so a butter knife will do.

Perfect Baked Sweet Potatoes

Use a dish towel so you don’t burn yourself or cover your hand with an oven mitt and grab hold of the sweet potato and push both of the ends together towards the center, that causes it to open up like in the picture above. 

Perfect Baked Sweet Potatoes

  • Add butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon according to taste. I do about a tablespoon of butter, tablespoon of brown sugar, and 1/4 tsp cinnamon in each one.

Now they are ready to serve UNLESS You want to top them with toasted marshmallow goodness!

You know you wanna…

(or at least I want you to)

Perfect Baked Sweet Potatoes

  • Top with mini marshmallows.
  • Return to oven until marshmallows are toasted.

Here’s How You Brown the Marshmallows Faster: 

I just turn the broiler on low and keep a close eye on it. If you’ve never cooked anything under your broiler you need to know that it can go from just fine to burned beyond recognition in a matter of minutes so stay right there and keep an eyeball on it. My mother usually cracks her oven door open a little and watches. 

Perfect Baked Sweet Potatoes

Voila! Our perfect loaded sweet potatoes!

Perfect Baked Sweet Potatoes

These make a great simple Thanksgiving side dish but I like them any time I can get them!

 If you’d like a simple turkey breast recipe that you can cook in your slow cooker to go with this, click here. 

Perfect Loaded Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients

For each potato:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400.

  • Wash sweet potatoes. Place on foil lined baking sheet. Bake at 400 for 30 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 and bake an additional 60 minutes.

  • Cut a slit down the center of each potato. Using an oven mitt, press in on both ends of potato at the same time, pushing towards center to puff up the potato. Fill each one with butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Top with a handful of marshmallows.

  • Return potatoes to oven until marshmallows are browned and puffed up, about five minutes. Serve warm and enjoy!

You may also like these other sweet potato recipes:

Sweet Potato Bread With Cinnamon Swirl

Sweet Potato Dumplings Heaven on a plate!

Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges Recipe

Sweet Potato Muffins – The Easy Way!

 

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Meal Plan Monday #240 – Southern Plate by Gordon Ramsay

Meal Plan Monday #240 - Southern Plate


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Sweet Potato Bread Recipe – Southern Plate by Gordon Ramsay

slice of sweet potato bread


Sweet potato bread loaf

This Scrumptious Sweet Potato Bread Recipe is just the perfect treat.  As you bite into a slice the sweet taste of the bread coupled with the spicy cinnamon flavor are so satisfying.  Feels like home and when its cooking it smells like Fall.

While making my sweet potato dumplings I had some left over sweet potatoes and decided to put this recipe together and boy am I glad I did.  

Does this Sweet Potato bread freeze well?

This southern treat freezes extremely well so you can enjoy for a long time to come.  And if you like carrot cake and pumpkin this bread is right for you with its moist cake like texture.

sweet potato bread ingredients

Ingredients for Sweet Potato Bread are:

  • Krusteaz Cinnamon Swirl Crumb Cake Mix
  • Can sweet potatoes
  • Large Egg
  • Water
  • Nutmeg
  • Crushed Pecans

How to Make Sweet Potato Bread with Cinnamon Swirl

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prepare a 9” loaf pan by lining with parchment paper and then spraying the paper with a non-stick baking spray. The parchment will make it so the crumb topping doesn’t fall off during removal. 

sweet potato mash

 

In a large bowl, mash up the yams (sweet potatoes) with a fork until most of the lumps are removed.

 

sweet potato mash water and eggAdd in the egg, water, and mix until well combined.

Using a spatula, or hand mixer on low speed, mix in the cake mix until all of the dry crumbs are blended in. Set aside.

In a small bowl, pour the brown sugar packet that was inside the cake mix box and mix together with the nutmeg. Set aside.

 

pour half of the sweet potato cake mix

Pour half of the batter into the prepared loaf pan, spreading the batter to the edges.

pour in cinnamon

Sprinkle half of the brown sugar mixture over the top.

spoon globs sweet potato cake mix

Spoon globs (that’s a technical cooking term hehe) of the remaining batter all over the top

spread sweet potato cake batter

Use a knife to help spread the batter to the edges.

add pecans and cinnamon to top Sprinkle the remaining brown sugar mixture and crushed pecans all over the top.

Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in the pan and then move to a cooling rack using the parchment paper liner.

Vanilla drizzle

How to Make Some Powdered Sugar Glaze to Drizzle Over the Sweet Potato Bread

Now if you want to add a little bit extra yum to this recipe then you can add a little powdered sugar glaze on top.

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 tbsp heavy cream
  • In a small bowl, combine the sugar and enough cream to achieve desired consistency. Add a little vanilla if you please. Stir until smooth. Drizzle over bread. 

And there you go.  Now it’s time to look like a baking genius to your family and friends.  Mmmm, mmmm good!

Look at that cinnamon swirl in there!

slice of sweet potato bread

And now enjoy you a slice of the best Sweet Potato Bread with Cinnamon Swirl.

Sweet Potato Bread with Cinnamon Swirl

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Author: Stacey Lynn

Ingredients

  • 1 package Krusteaz Cinnamon Swirl Crumb Cake Mix
  • 16 oz Can sweet Potatoes
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1/3 c Water
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/2 c Crushed Pecans

Drizzle

  • 1/2 c Powdered Sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp Heavy Cream or enough for desired consistency

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9” loaf pan by liningwith parchment paper and then spraying the paper with a non-stick baking spray.The parchment will allow for easy removal, so the crumb topping doesn’t falloff during removal.

  • In a large bowl, mash up the yams (sweet potatoes) with afork until most of the lumps are removed. Add in the egg, water, and mix untilwell combined. Using a spoon, or hand mixer on low speed, mix in the cake mixuntil all of the dry crumbs are blended in. Set aside.

  • In a small bowl, pour the brown sugar packet that was insidethe cake mix box and mix together with the nutmeg. Set aside.

  • Pour half of the batter into the prepared loaf pan,spreading the batter to the edges. Sprinkle half of the brown sugar mixtureover the top. Spoon globs of the remaining batter all over the top and use aknife to help spread the batter to the edges. Sprinkle the remaining brownsugar mixture and crushed pecans all over the top.

  • Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick is inserted andcomes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in the pan and then move to a cooling rackusing the parchment paper liner.

Notes

Makes approximately 12 servings

You may also like these sweet potato recipes:

Sweet Potato Creme Brûlée

Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges Recipe

Sweet Potato Muffins The Easy Way!

Grandma’s Sweet Potato Casserole and other Sweet Potato Favorites

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