Apple and Pancetta Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Apple and Pancetta turns a sweet potato into the perfect side dish or meal. It's sweet, salty, smokey and scrumptious!
Apple and Pancetta Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes make me think of pies so I’m always forgetting how nutritious they actually are. I love a baked potato, and swapping sweet for a regular white potato is a great way to up your vitamin and protein content. This method is yummy – but the combos are endless, so try it your way and let me know how it turns out!

  1. Wrap a sweet potato in tin foil and cut a few holes along the bottom so steam can escape.  Bake it for about 20 minutes in 425 degree oven.
  2. Unwrap and allow the potato to cool so it is easy to handle. Drop the oven temperature to 350. Cut thin slices along the length of the sweet potato.
  3. Place pieces of prosciutto, pancetta or bacon into each of those slots, sprinkle a little salt over the sweet potato so some gets into every nook.
  4. Thinly slice half an apple and wedge the apple slices into the potato.
  5. Put the potato back into the oven and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees.

I like to serve this as a side dish, 1 large sweet potato easily makes 4 servings. If the potato is especially sweet, or if you like salt as much as I do, sprinkle flakes of good quality salt over it before serving. Enjoy!